Quebec & Passport Applications

There comes a time in every girl’s life when she has to apply for her very own passport. I’ve never left the confines of the Canadian border before, but with talk about some travel with friends in the future, it’s time!

The passport application process seems pretty straightforward, provide a few pieces of ID, sign a couple of forms, and boom, you’re done. The tricky part has to do with my birth certificate, though.

It’s been invalidated.

The Quebec government decided to change the way they issue birth certificates after 1994, which meant that all of the certificates issued before 1994 were no longer valid for official documents (like a passport!).

Since the birth certificate I have is no longer recognized, I need to apply for a new one. To do that, I need to provide proof of ID. Without my birth certificate, I really don’t have much in the way of ID. I’ve spent the majority of the night trying to come up with enough ID to get my birth certificate reissued. I’m at the point where I’m ready to dump all the various cards with my name on it in an envelope and hope for the best.

I’m chasing my tail here.

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