Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville, announced on Monday that passport receiving services is now open at the Service Canada Centre in Kingston, Ontario, located at the Frontenanc Mall at 1300 Bath Road. (map)
“Our Government is committed to service excellence, giving Canadians access to services and information close to where they work and live,” said Brown. “By offering passport services in the Services Canada Centre in Kingston, Ontario, we are making it easier for people to obtain assistance with their passport application.”
His statement was made on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney, Minister of Employment and Social Development.
In a media release, Kenny stated that “through Service Canada, we offer single-window access to a wide range of Government of Canada programs and services for citizens. By, leveraging Service Canada’s resources and service delivery network, we are making passport services more accessible and convenient.”
This new function will enable increased capacity and efficiency for the Government to provide passport services to clients in the Kingston area.
Passport receiving agents can assist citizens with their standard passport application, reviewing it on site for completeness, confirming supporting documents, accepting payment, and forwarding the application for processing.
The Government of Canada also expanded passport receiving services in Sudbury on February 2, and will be opening a new location in Belleville on February 23. In all, Service Canada is adding passport services to eight of its Service Canada Centres.
Federal M.P. for Kingston and the Islands, Ted Hsu, also posted the announcement on his Facebook page.
Learn more at Passport Canada.
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