New Canadian biometric passport

Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs John Baird made public the issuing of a new electronic passport which incorporates new security mechanisms. According to Before It´s News, the new passport will include in all its pages a complex security system that will make forging extremely difficult.

Another new feature of the passport is the digital printing of the owner´s photograph, besides new holograms and a chip that contains the identification data plus a digital signature.

The validity of these new passports will be of five years and it will be available from the first trimester of 2013.


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