Canada's new enhanced ePassport will be available to all Canadians as of July 1, 2013. At that time, adult applicants will have the option of a 5- or 10-year ePassport for both first-time applications and renewals, while children's ePassports will be issued for a maximum of 5 years.
Considered to be the gold standard of travel documents, ePassports contain an electronic chip that enhances the passport's current security features. In compliance with the recommended practices of the International Civil Aviation Organization, over 100 countries, including the United States, France and the United Kingdom, are already issuing ePassports.
In preparation for the global deployment of the Canadian ePassport and in accordance with Canada's Passport and Other Travel Document Services Fees Regulations, Passport Canada will no longer issue the 48-page passport as of May 26th, 2013.
We now accept Visa and Master Card credit card payments. Please complete and sign the Credit Card Authorization and attach it with your passport application. This form is mandatory in order to process your credit card payment.
Please note that section D, E or F- Credit card information (where accepted) of the passport application is not applicable for credit card payments outside Canada. You need to complete and sign the Credit Card Authorization .