Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird unveiled Canada’s new e-passport, featuring new security elements.
The passport will contain complex historical imagery on all of its pages that will be difficult for counterfeiters to duplicate, as reported on Before It’s News. The passports also feature digitally printed photos of the passport holder embedded into the passport identification page. Other security features include holographic images and chips that contain the holder’s photo, identifying information and a digital signature.
The new e-passports will be valid for five years and will be available starting the first quarter of 2013.
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