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Canada's new passport - extended to 10 years, but fewer pages.
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New Canadian passport valid for longer, but has fewer pages

Canada’s new passports will be valid for up to 10 years, and include an electronic chip, but they will have fewer pages, which means for frequent fliers, the passport will have to be replaced more often.

The new so-called e-Passport will have 36 pages. Right now the passport has 48.

Postmedia News journalist Matthew Fisher got stunned reaction from a group of Canadians at a Thai-Canada Chamber of Commerce meeting in Thailand. “Typical bureaucratic myopia,” Fisher quotes one Canadian who does consulting for the UN from Bangkok.

Passport Canada which issues the passports says that as of July 1, 2013, all new Canadian passports issued will be 36-page electronic passports, or ePassports. “At that time, applicants age 16 and older will have the option of applying for a passport with 5- or 10-year validity for both first-time applications and renewals, while children’s ePassports will be issued for a maximum of 5 years.”

Among its frequently asked questions and answers, Passport Canada includes:

“Can I add more pages to my passport? - It is not possible to add pages to Canadian passports. An applicant who has a valid passport in which the visa pages have become filled with visas or entry-exit stamps must apply for a new passport.”

More information:
About the ePassport – here
Postmedia News - Matthew Fisher: Canada’s shrinking passports makes no business sense  - here

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8 comments on “New Canadian passport valid for longer, but has fewer pages
  1. Clint Wong says:

    I strongly disagreed with anyone of your commends; the new passport makes great business sense because all of you have to replace the passport more often so the department will make more money; as the longer period of time, whether you can use it up is other matter but at least it sounds great:10 years. The department isn’t part of the government, it just works on behave of the government, so it has to make a profit to be in business.

  2. Jacky Pang says:

    I’m ashamed to be a Canadian for my country has so many stupid idiots in the Canadian Passport department.

  3. John says:

    There are a lot of stupid things with new Canadian passport :

    1) First of all,Why e-Chip is integrated in covers ,when it has to be integrated in one of pages (like for example Russian one) ? Covers can be wet,folded by Immigration staffs and so on ! Very stupid!
    2) But much more stupid things are Dates , I mean date of birth,date of issue and date of expiry. Take a look they have just last two digits…for example If you were born 1989 there will be only 89. It looks like you were born during Roman Empire time! Are you agree : 1989 and 89 It’s completely different dates ! The same dates of issue and expiry just last two digits,either !So,for example if your passport was issued in 2013 and expire in 2023 ,there will be 13 and 23 !!!! There is question what does it mean : 13 and 23 when was it originally issued in 1913 or 2013.With expiry more questions : 23 when is it gonna be expired in 2013 or 2113 (may be passport for 100 years) ??? And,nowhere in passport is mentioned that passport for 10 years.

    3) The pages is only 36 but in reality 29 !!!!! (pages for visa).

    Sorry,guys but this passport looks for me as fake ! If I was Immigration officer of other country,I wouldn’t allow to enter or cross border with this “passport” !

    Actually,It’s possible to expect from countries who have issue or conflict with Canada – that’s good reason to make trouble for common Canadian “passport” bearers !

  4. Baldpacker says:

    For frequent travelers this is absolutely ridiculous. Many countries require a full page for an entry visa and fully page for an exit visa. For people who work overseas, this could mean easily going through a passport in a year, not to mention a cost of over $10 per entry/exit and the costs to travel to an embassy or consulate for the renewal.

  5. Sam says:

    This is just ridiculous. Why implement 10 years passport with only few pages. It does not make sense. Why not insert more pages.

  6. Canadain says:

    Have you ever any doubts that those imbeciles with the canadian government are hopeless morons? If passport with 5 year validity had 48 pages why the hell on earth did they decide to put 36 pages for 10 years? I loathe these self entitled idiots.

  7. Jaime says:

    Most common number of pages is 32 for many nationalities, so the Canadian one has 4 more either way.

  8. Michel says:

    The new passport will be for a longer period of time 10 years versus 5 years today, but also the cost will almost double too.