New Canadian passports could cost Canadian travelers over $200

Current Canadian passports cost $87

According to this article at the CBC,  the new Canadian passports announced by the government to be available next year could cost around $225.

The e-passport is already available to Canadian government officials and based on an expense claim filed by Prime Minister Harper, appear to cost $225. Like the current passports, these new Canadian passports are valid for five years. Official fees will be released later this year.

E-passports contain a tamper-proof chip that stores personal information and has additional security features to create a more secure passport. The new Canadian passports do not contain any additional personal information that is not already on the current passport.

US version of new Canadian passports costs $135

The United States already has a type of e-passport with a chip, but their version only costs $135.

Michael Niren

About Michael Niren

Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more

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