The Government of Canada continues to modernize and improve its services to respond to the changing needs of Canadian citizens. On March 3, 2022, Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship (IRCC), announced that the Government expanded the simplified renewal process of Canadian passports. Effective immediately, Canadians living in Canada and abroad can use the simplified process to renew their expired passport issued within the last 15 years. The new instructions are also applicable to individuals who had their passports lost, stolen, or damaged.