According to Immigration Minister Sean Fraser, Canada “needs to continue to modernize and improve passport services to meet the needs of Canadians.” The Canadian Government will make it easier for citizens to renew their passports that expired more than a year ago. Passports that were lost, stolen, or damaged can also be renewed easily. Despite the Federal Government will process only those passports that expired within a year, soon, the simplified process will be applied to passports that have expired within the past 15 years. To renew their passports, applicants will have to provide two photos, two references, and their completed forms and then pay the applicable fees.