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.

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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 American Bar Association. He is frequently called upon to appear in the media to discuss Canadian and US immigration issues effecting North Americans. He has been interviewed by Canada AM, CTV, Canada News Net, the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star and has given lectures on immigration topics overseas.

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