PASSPORTS CANNOT BE RENEWED ON-LINE: Angus Warns of Third Party Dealers
MP Charlie Angus is again issuing a caution to people wanting to get or renew passports. Angus says the only way to apply for a passport is to go a Passport Canada office, Service Canada, MP’s office, or mail it yourself.
“We are getting calls from people saying they filed applications on-line and are being charged over 200 dollars. There is no on-line service for passports. These are third-party agencies who are charging you to just review your application.”
Angus says you can fill out the application on-line but you must print it and then bring to a receiving agent.
“These third party agencies are legal but they are not Passport Canada officials. They will charge you a large fee for their services but you still have to pay Passport Canada. The same thing is happening with birth certificates, child tax benefits and disability tax credit.”
Angus says his offices review and send out applications for free. “When you are unsure about the services you see on-line, please contact my office and we can advise you of what is legit and what you can expect.”
Angus had issued a warning back in March but says people are still trying to file on-line and then calling his office with complaints.