New ePassport is Presently Available for Canadians
According to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), the new Canada 10-year ePassport is presently available for Canadians. This was announced by the Minister Kenny on Tuesday in Calgary.
“The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians, and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create jobs, growth and long-term prosperity for Canadians. The Canadian passport is not only a privilege of citizenship, but a reflection of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.”
This format of ePassport is a norm in the international travel documents. This is because of the frauds becomes more difficult and also stores the information of the passport holders along with the digital signature. This signature will be unique one and will not allow to change the details unless and until the signature is invalidated.
It costs $106 for the new passport, which is year for year and is cheaper than the old or current one $120 passports 5 year.