Do I require a valid passport or travel document?
Yes. Everyone included in the application, including the applicant, must have valid passports or travel documents. If your passport or travel document are due to expire soon, you should renew them. Note that diplomatic, official, service or public affairs passports cannot be used to immigrate to Canada. You must have a valid regular or private passport when you arrive. The validity of your visa may be affected by the validity of your passport.