The Canadian government has announced that it will introduce new passports with enhanced security features and online passport renewal.

Key Points:

  • Beginning in summer 2023, Canadian nationals will begin receiving passports with new a new design and enhanced security features.
  • Canadian passport holders are not required to obtain a new passport; passports will remain valid until their expiration date.
  • Beginning in fall 2023, Canadian nationals will be able to renew their passport online, including paying the fees and uploading passport photographs.

Additional Information: Canadian nationals can use the Passport Application Status Checker to see the status of their application.

BAL Analysis: Canadian authorities introduced the new passport design with enhanced security features to protect the personal information of Canadian citizens and streamline the passport renewal process.

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