Have Your PPTC132 Form Sworn In By Our Notary Office

November 1, 2018 | Published by

If you’re applying for a new Canadian passport or travel document, you will need to enlist the help of a guarantor. A guarantor is someone who can help confirm your identity during the application process.

There are certain requirements that a guarantor needs to meet, which can sometimes be difficult to fulfill. They will need to have known you during your time in Canada for at least 2 years. What happens if you’re new to the country and do not have someone who can confirm your identity?

When this happens, our Vancouver downtown notary office can help you by having a completed PPTC132 form, or “Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor,” sworn by our notary public.

Who can be a Guarantor?

Your potential guarantor must meet certain basic requirements.

They must:

  • have known you for at least two years (if the guarantor is for your child’s passport, they must have known you for at least two years and must know of your child)
  • be available if the passport office need to contact them
  • be a Canadian citizen 18 years of age or older
  • provide the information needed that’s in their passport
  • have been 16 years of age or older when he or she applied for his or her own passport
  • hold a five-year or 10-year Canadian passport that, on the day you submit your application, is:
    • expired for no more than one year or valid

Depending on the travel document you’re applying for, your guarantor may need to meet other requirements as well. This could be relevant if you are a refugee or military personnel.

What does a Guarantor do?

Your guarantor acts as a security measure to help confirm your identity.

They do this by:

  • completing and signing the “Declaration of Guarantor” section of your application
  • writing “I certify this to be a true likeness of (the applicant’s name)” on the back of one of the passport photos, and then sign it
  • signing and dating any photocopies of documents that are being used to verify your identity.

These duties must be carried out free of charge.

What if I can’t find a Guarantor?

If you cannot find an individual that meets these requirements, you can complete a “Statutory Declaration in Lieu of Guarantor” or PPTC132 form for short. You can find this form at any passport office. There is one conveniently located a short 2-minute walk from our downtown notary office on West Hastings.

The PPTC132 form must be sworn to or declared before, and signed by a lawyer or notary public. At Morris Notary, we are both.

We will also carry out the rest of the duties of a guarantor including signing your passport photos.

If you require the services of a guarantor, give us a call at 778-819-8553 to set up an appointment. We offer same day appointments, but if you can’t make it to our office, we also have mobile services available for your convenience. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the PPTC132 process.