ePassport

Canada's new enhanced ePassport is now available to all Canadians! As of July 1, 2013, adult applicants now have the option of applying for a 5- or 10-year passport for both first-time applications and renewals. Also, all children's passports are now issued for a maximum of 5 years.

Considered to be the gold standard of travel documents, ePassports contain an electronic chip that enhances the passport's current security features. In compliance with the recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization, over 100 countries, including the United States, France and the United Kingdom, are already issuing ePassports.