Frequently asked questions
What is an ePassport?
An ePassport is also known as a biometric passport. It looks like a traditional passport book, but it contains an electronic chip that is encoded with the same information found on page 2 of the passport (surname, given name, date of birth, place of birth and gender). It also includes a digital picture of the bearer's face.
The addition of the electronic chip to the Canadian passport will increase security, provide greater protection against tampering and reduce the risk of fraud.
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