An authorized Guarantor must sign the Canadian passport application, passport picture, and copies of identification papers if required.
You may get a Statutory Declaration in Lieu of a Guarantor from a public notary if you don’t have a suitable guarantor. A guarantor must sign your passport application if you need one and meet certain criteria.
The Canadian government stipulates the following qualifications for a Guarantor:
If you are applying for a passport in Canada or the United States, your guarantor must meet the following requirements:
a) they must have a Canadian passport that is valid for at least five (5) years, or has expired no more than one (1) year, on the day you submit your application; and
b) they must have known you personally for at least two (2) years, in the case of an adult, or the parent or legal guardian of a minor, in the case of a child.
If you’re applying for a passport from a country other than Canada or the United States, your guarantor must meet the following requirements in addition to those already mentioned:
a) they must have known you personally for at least two (2) years, or in the case of a child, they must have known the parent or legal guardian personally for at least two (2) years and have knowledge of the child;
b) they must reside within the jurisdiction of the passport issuing office and be accessible for verification.