Passports

The passport is an official document issued by the Government of Canada to Canadian citizens for travel to a foreign country. The first Canadian passports were issued in 1862; consult the History of Passports to learn more.

The Passport Office is responsible for issuing passports in Canada. It does not retain expired passports or passport applications. Immigrants to Canada keep passports issued to them in their home countries; they are not required to surrender them to the Government of Canada.

Passports held at Library and Archives Canada (RG 25 A5c)

The Government of Canada did not keep copies of passport applications or passports issued to individuals. Only a few samples, retained for historical purposes, are held at Library and Archives Canada. These 169 files relate to passports issued between 1891 and 1920 and can be found in the Consular Division series of the Department of External Affairs fonds (RG 25 A5c).

Table indicating names of passport holders, place of residence, date, and volume number

Name Given name(s) Residence Date (yyyy-mm-dd) Volume
ADAMFrançoisCamrose, AB1915-06-30711
ALLANTraversMontreal, QC1913-09-23711
ALLANJames BryceMontreal, QC1908-11-19711
ASTBURYHarryRegina, SK1915-12-17712
AXELRODMax HerchMontreal, QC1909-05-31711
BALISHADavidNorth Battleford, SK1912-05-31711
BARILPhilippe RodolpheWarwick, QC1914-12-18711
BARRYArthurMontreal, QC1915-07-05711
BEAUDRYMaurice PierreQuebec, QC1915-11-20712
BELLSara Leslie (Miss)Montreal, QC1915-10-01711
BERGECharles E.Vancouver, BC1910-09-02711
BESNERMaurilleMontreal, QC1915-10-26712
BIEDERMANNHenrietta Caroline Josepha?1914-05-25712
BOWMANSara MacMahon (Miss)Dundas, ON1912-12-27711
BOYLELydiaMontreal, QC1915-06-29711
BROCKJeffrey HallToronto, ON1908-02-11712
BROPHYLydiaSpringfield, NS1915-11-09712
BURTAlbertToronto, ON1915-06-18711
CALDERONEAntoninoToronto, ON1913-10-11711
CAMPBELLElizabeth B. (Miss)Nottawasaga, ON1902-07-11712
CATTELLLauncelot GordonHamilton, ON1912-04-15711
CHASANOWITSCHLeon?1915-04-10712
CHENEYWilliam GilmanMontreal, QC1906-12-01712
CHENEYWilliam GilmanMontreal, QC1910-04-29711
CLARKECharles EdwardToronto, ON1914-09-19711
COLLARDHypoliteRomaine, QC1915-07-12712
COURIANWilliam ErvantToronto, ON1913-06-07711
CREIGHTONWilliam HughWestmount, QC1914-10-24711
CROFTONJohn S.Toronto, ON1915-06-03711
CRYSLERCharles S.Toronto, ON1910-10-03711
CUSACKJean JosephMontreal, QC1914-11-24711
DAVIDSONRichardToronto, ON1910-03-17711
DAVISFred H.Quebec, QC1915-07-12712
DOWNEYWilliam HaroldBrockville, ON1913-11-13711
DOWNSHenry Brougham?1904-12-17712
DREDGEJames HerbertBrantford, ON1910-05-06711
DREDGEJames HerbertBrantford, ON1911-04-26711
DUNCANNormanBrantford, ON1912-11-27711
EASSYJohnBerlin, ON1904-11-07712
ELLIOTIda AgnesSt. Thomas, ON1913-05-26711
ESASYJosephBerlin, ON1910-12-16711
ESHOVE.O.Toronto, ON1904-03-16712
EVERILLGertrude (Miss)Sydney, NS1915-07-03711
FINKELSTEINPeppa?1912-11-12711
GOLDSTEINAbrahamWinnipeg, MB1907-12-24712
GREENEEdward KirkMontreal, QC1907-03-16712
GRUBERHenryMontreal, QC1916-04-04712
GUDEWILLCharles EdwardMontreal, QC1908-06-06712
HAMWilliam RobertGreenbank, ON1911-05-04711
HAMPSONRobertMontreal, QC1908-01-16712
HARRISDavid Fraser (Dr.)?1910-03-23712
HARTWICHMaximilianMundare, AB1913-04-29711
HAYWANONMpkoBrant, AB1914-03-24711
HENDERSONFrederick DrummondMontreal, QC1904-10-25712
HERCHENSONNattallyWinnipeg, MB1912-10-07711
HODGETTSCharles A. (Dr.)Ottawa, ON1911-07-28711
HORONNAHBaba??711
HUGHESLaura Caroline (Miss)Toronto, ON1915-04-06711
HUNTERAnnie (Miss)Lloydminster, AB1915-12-18712
IRWINJohnToronto, ON1915-12-04712
ISAACSBenjaminMontreal, QC1911-07-03711
JACKSONWilliam ShuttToronto, ON1915-06-29711
JOHNSONPeterHamilton, ON1910-04-18711
JOHNSTONWilliamToronto, ON1915-12-30712
KARNAGELReinholdPlum Coulee, MB1895-11-12712
KEATINGBenjamin JosephNew Glasgow, NS1915-06-24711
KENENEmanuel J.Toronto, ON1915-06-15711
KIRCHENERLawrenceToronto, ON1909-05-04711
KIRCHNERLawrenceBrantford, ON1910-05-06711
KIRCHNERLawrenceBrantford, ON1911-04-26711
KOMARNIZKIJohnYorkton, SK1909-02-22711
KOOLee MoonVictoria, BC1908-11-04711
LA RUEErnestSte-Marie-de-Beauce, QC1902-04-28712
LA VIOLETTEJeanne (Miss)Montreal, QC?712
LAFERMEJohn J.Montreal, QC1915-02-15711
LANDAUCharles  Montreal, QC1900-11-19712
LARKINCharles ArterToronto, ON1907-03-13712
LAVANDERSTEINLazarusMontreal, QC1907-03-20712
LAVELLAlfred Edward (Reverend)Niagara Falls, ON1910-02-21711
LAVUTBertha (Miss)Montreal, QC1911-06-09711
LAWGertrudeFaith, AB1915-12-27712
LECLERCRené T.Montreal, QC1915-06-23711
LEERobert WardenMontreal, QC1915-05-28711
LEVIDavidMontreal, QC1905-06-27712
LEWISFrederic OrrMontreal, QC1907-02-18712
LIGHTFOOTJohnSault Ste. Marie, ON1915-12-20712
LUBELSKYSigmundToronto, ON1914-09-03711
LUTTICHFrederickBrantford, ON1910-05-06711
LUTTICHFrederickBrantford, ON1912-04-19711
MACDONALDMary (Madame)Montreal, QC?711
MACINTYRELizzie A. (Mrs.)Chatham, ON1902-08-05712
MACKAYHelenVancouver, BC1915-07-24711
MACROBERTSWilliam E. (Mrs.)Halifax, NS1915-12-24712
MARDIROSIANHachigBrantford, ON1910-09-08711
MCCARTERWilliam D.Ottawa, ON1915-12-06712
MCDONAGHGeorge R.Toronto, ON1908-12-10711
MCLACHLINJessie M. (Miss)Ottawa, ON1914-01-12711
MCLENNANWilliam DurieMontreal, QC1910-03-10711
MCPHEDRANJean A. (Mrs.)Toronto, ON1905-07-19712
MCPHEDRANJean A.Toronto, ON1909-07-13711
MEDLANDW.A.Toronto, ON1914-02-21711
MELVILLEHelen J. (Miss)Toronto, ON1893-00-00712
MELVILLEMargaret Walker (Miss)Toronto, ON1895-06-25712
MERRITTMaude CloudmanSt. Catharines, ON1915-05-06711
MILLERJ.B. (Major)Toronto, ON1904-01-21712
MILLSWilliam Lennox (Right Reverend)?1915-10-14711
MOILee DyeVictoria, BC1910-10-20711
MORRISWilliam D.Ottawa, ON1907-06-24712
MOULEAda EmilyToronto, ON1915-11-29712
MURPHYSterndaleToronto, ON1913-01-24711
MYERSBoresGlace Bay, NS1910-01-06711
NANTELGuillaume Alphonse (Madame)Montreal, QC1915-03-01711
ODISHAWAbrahamNorth Battleford, SK1911-08-11711
OGILVIECaroline BigelowMontreal, QC1915-08-18711
OSMIANSKYSolomonMontreal, QC1913-01-22711
PARKERRobertToronto, ON1913-11-19711
PEARSONUghMontreal, QC1906-06-18712
PLUMMEREthelLondon, ON1913-03-10712
PODBOYErnestDawson, YT1909-09-13711
QUIGLEYHarry StephenToronto, ON1911-01-20711
QUIGLEYGeorge P.Toronto, ON1911-01-29711
REARDONRobert EdwinOttawa, ON1910-08-08711
REINHARDTAlice May (Miss)Montreal, QC1914-06-18711
REXFORDElson J. (Rev.)Montreal, QC1907-04-04712
RICCIARDELLAGiuseppeWelland, ON1920-10-13712
RICHTIKCarlWaldville, SK1913-12-13711
RIGBYPercy (Major)?1911-01-11712
ROEEdwardQuebec City, QC1901-10-04712
ROMMELMargaret C. (born Carruthers)St. John, NB1915-12-09712
ROYNathalie HubrechtMontreal, QC1915-04-24711
RUSSELLFlorence Margaret (Miss)Winnipeg, MB1914-09-18711
RYANJohn FrancisMontreal, QC1915-01-27711
SANDERSONJohn AitchesonBrantford, ON1913-12-19711
SAVERYHerman?1909-07-29711
SCHATTNERFredericEdmonton, AB1912-06-24711
SCHIMNOWSKIJohannGretna, MB1903-08-25712
SCHITLOWSKYChaimMontreal, QC1913-07-03711
SEVYHenryMontreal, QC1908-06-21712
SEYBOLDJohn CliffordWestmount, QC1912-06-28711
SHAPERAGershomMontreal, QC1905-07-26712
SHOTWELLFrances Stuart?1905-11-21712
SHOTWELLFrances StuartOttawa, ON1910-01-22712
SILVERLeah (Mrs.)Brockville, ON1896-05-07712
SILVERSTONEHyman SymonMontreal, QC1908-06-25712
SLOANEJohn G.M.Edmonton, AB1914-03-04711
SMITHBertha (Miss)London, ON1915-05-18711
SMITHBertha Sophia Clarke (Miss)London, ON1911-02-10711
SNIDERFletcher CarnevonToronto, ON1915-02-03711
STANLEYJames GordonToronto, ON1914-08-19711
STEINERErnst AlbertToronto, ON1914-10-17711
STREETHarryPortage La Prairie, MB1915-11-18712
SUCKLINGGeorge H.Edmonton, AB1911-05-15711
TAIHoo YeeChatham, ON1909-02-08711
TORYJames C.Montreal, QC1910-02-07711
VARLEYWilliam JohnHamilton, ON1915-11-29712
VIDALWilliam EsperitMontreal, QC1915-07-31711
WALKEMJoseph B.Kingston, ON1915-05-18711
WATSONFlorence WallaceMontreal, QC1912-10-05711
WHITEE. Hamilton (Esquire)Montreal, QC1907-10-12712
WOOHongToronto, ON1891-05-29712
WOODThomas Henderson?1908-02-11712
WOODTHORPEJohn BrinklerVancouver, BC1915-12-21712
WRIGHTArchibaldMontreal, QC1909-10-26711
WURTELEErnest FrederickQuebec, QC1915-04-26711
YAMAZAKICharles YasuskiFort Essington, BC1906-11-17712
YENChim SueLondon, ON1915-03-26711
YOUYipVancouver, BC1898-08-29712
ZEIDLERCarlToronto, ON1903-05-27712
ZELICOVITZMosesMontreal, QC1913-06-19711

A few private fonds contain Canadian and foreign passports issued to particular individuals. Use Collection Search to find references to these fonds and enter keywords such as "passport" and surname or "passeport" and surname (for French documents).

American Passports

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) in the United States holds American passport applications from October 1795 to March 1925. Most records have been microfilmed.

British Passports

The National Archives in England holds some registers and records of British passports.


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