Don’t take your passport for granted! There is someone out there who is
just waiting to snatch it when you’re not looking!
Protecting your privacy
Each week we at the business desk will be presenting you with a tip on how
to better protect your privacy and this is our newest feature.
We are constantly striving to protect ourselves from scams and scammers, but
most of all we need to ensure that our privacy, confidentiality, and
independence are kept safe from prying eyes and those who thrive on
destroying our right to these precious commodities.
We welcome your feedback and look forward to bringing you great tips.
The business desk team
Applying for a passport
Each country has a different process when it comes to applying for a
passport and the post below applies to those living in Canada.
However, there are certain similarities that can be applied elsewhere.
These are the following ways that you can do this and it all depends on
whether you are applying for a new passport or applying for a passport
You can do it online but the relevant website is not user friendly for a
vision impaired person.
Or you can obtain the relevant forms at the nearest post office.
However, you will again need help to do this with the aid of a trusted
You could get a head start by phoning your Federal MP’s office and asking
them to tell you which supporting documentation you would need and you could
also ask them to help provide you with a trusted person if you are unable to
Chances are that they will help you all the way.
From completing the forms to accompanying you to the nearest Service Canada
office to present it to the agent.
However, you should be prepared that this may not be the case but it is
worth a try.
To obtain the name and phone number of your Federal MP, call the toll free
number 1 800 622 6232
Remember now: Make sure to store your passport in a very safe place as it
contains details of your date of birth and if your passport is ever lost, it
means that your details are probably now in the hands of unauthorized
Without a passport you cannot travel abroad.