In the future, all passports around the world will have tamper-proof electronic chips and digital photos that align with facial-recognition technology. Some passports already have these features, while other countries are lagging behind when it comes to employing the latest technology to the field of passport security.
The US has a very secure passport and Canada is about to make their passports even better. In 2013, the new Canadian passport will be even more secure and technologically advanced than ever!
The new Canadian passports will include security chips as well as iconic Canadian images. The Canadian government hopes that its e-Passport features will prevent passport fraud and speed up border checkpoints. The cost of the new passport will increase, but it will also last longer. Some things never change, so keep in mind that you still shouldn’t smile in your Canadian passport photo. There are some aesthetic changes to the passport that honor some historical events and figures as well as portions of the interior of the passport dedicated to Canadian sports. There are images of children playing football and hockey and references to the National Hockey League’s Stanley Cup.
The new Canadian passports will contain a microchip with a digital signature that is a big improvement on the existing technology. The chip will also have encrypted information and a security feature to determine if the information has been altered.
Adults will be able to get a 10 year passport and minors will be able to obtain a passport that is valid for five years.
Of course, the new design also means a higher cost. The 5 year adult passport will cost $120, up from $87 and the 10 year passport will cost $160. Children’s passports will increase from $37 to $57.
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