Passport Canada has announced plans to launch contactless ePassports by 2012, according to cbc.ca.
The new passports will come embedded with an electronic chip bearing information about the traveler, including name, gender, date and place of birth, and even a digital portrait of his or her face.
Canadians will also be given the option of receiving a passport valid for ten years, instead of the traditional five.
Passport Canada is asking citizens to fill out an online questionnaire on its website by May 7 in order to aid in the development of the new passport and its fees.
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