While it will still be a few months at least until residents are able to travel internationally, Kenora MP Eric Melillo is hoping to help keep your passports updated with two days of passport clinics in the area this week.

“We’re excited to be having our first Passport clinics actually. COVID-19 had other plans for us last year,” explained Melillo. “We’re able to reopen now, and I’m really looking forward to it. If you need help with your passport applications, please stop by!”

The first clinic will be taking place at Melillo’s Constituency Office at 116 Queen Street in Dryden on March 16, before moving to 308 Second Street South in Kenora on March 17. Both clinics will run between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., with COVID-19 precautions in place.

“Most people aren’t looking to travel right now with COVID-19 going on, but if your passport is expiring soon, I’d urge you to take advantage of the opportunity.”

Due to COVID-19, the federal government extended the eligibility period for Canadian passport renewals, and you’re able to renew your passport if it expired on or after February 1, 2019.

For more information:
Government of Canada – Renew your passport