It seems like Canada is finally ready to give a step forward into new passport technology and catch up with the rest of the G8 and more than 100 countries.

Although the electronic passport has been in the works since 2004 it won’t be until 2012 when this new ePassport is set to be launched. The new ePassports will be very similar to the old ones except they will have an electronic chip encoded with the individual’s name, gender, date of birth and a digital picture. 

Canadians will be able to choose between the current 5-year passport or one that is valid for 10 years. The cost of the new passports is yet to be decided, nonetheless Monique Boivin, Manager, Strategic Communications at Passport Canada, recognized the ePassport is more expensive to produce, but said Passport Canada would consult the public before seeking Ottawa’s approval to raise its fees.

In the mean time, the old Canadian passports will remain valid until they expire.  If you are Canadian and want to read further on this matter I invite you visit Passport Canada And if you want to be informed on what is going on in the Bingo Angels online bingo world don’t forget to check our current – daily promos!

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