My 13 year old daughter's Canadian passport expired in May of this year, I totally forgot that it needed to be renewed... She has a valid Japanese passport as well as a green card, we live in the states. Can she enter Canada using her Japanese passport, and then we will renew her Canadian in the fall when we return? Should we bring the expired one with us? Or can I start the process now, and then have it sent to the address we are staying in Canada? Thanks
Unlike in the US, she can enter Canada on a valid Japanese passport even though she is a citizen of the country. Additionally, since Japanese citizens do not require a visa to enter the country, you won't have to apply in advance either.
I would bring the expired passport with me just in case since it is still proof of citizenship. You can apply for a new passport at any of the passport offices once you are in Canada.
It is recommended that you enter Canada on a Canadian passport if you are a Canadian citizen but other valid documentation that establishes your legal right to enter Canada would also work. In this case, you can show the immigration officer your expired Canadian passport in addition to your valid Japanese passport to satisfy the legal requirement.