Acceptable identification documents
When submitting a Source Verification Request to the MCC, you will also be asked to send a copy of a document that can confirm your identity. You must send a certified copy of your valid passport (one that has not expired).
Do not mail your original passport to the MCC. You only need to send a certified copy of the page(s) that show your name, photograph, signature, date of birth and passport expiry date. In other words, we do not need copies of any blank pages or the pages with your visas.
If your passport is in a language other than English or French, it must be translated into English or French. Your passport does not need to be translated if its text is in both the original language as well as English or French.
Note: The MCC reserves the right to request additional identification, if necessary.
What if I do not have a valid passport?
If you are a Canadian or U.S. resident and you do not have a valid passport, you may instead submit a certified copy of one of the following:
- Canadian Citizenship Certificate (card format or letter format)
- The certified copy of the letter format of the Canadian Citizenship Certificate must be accompanied by a non-certified copy of government-issued ID that contains your photograph and signature (e.g. driver’s licence)
- Canadian permanent resident card
- Canadian or U.S. birth certificate (with your current legal name) together with a Canadian or U.S. driver’s licence
Note: Baptismal certificates are not accepted.
What if my name has changed?
If your name has changed since creating your physiciansapply.ca account and you want your new name to appear on your account and related MCC documents, you must complete the Name Change Request form and submit it with the required documentation as indicated on the form.