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Canadians will be able to renew their passports online starting this fall

Canadians will be able to renew their passports online starting this fall
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This might be the best news we've heard in a while...After Canadians experienced abnormally long waiting times at passport renewal offices last year, we're here to bring you a bit of hope.

Starting this fall, Canadians will be able to skip the lines and renew their passports online. This news was announced yesterday by Canada's immigration minister, Sean Fraser. "The federal government is going to continue to work to improve our services and security for Canadians. This passport update is one of the many efforts that is going to improve travel and security," he said at a press conference in Ottawa.

How will online renewals work, you ask? Online applications will require Canadians to upload necessary documents and passport photos on a secure government website.

Along with this news, minister Fraser also announced a new design of the passport, steering away from tradition. Instead, the new passport will include more colours, a maple leaf on its cover, and updated security and durability features.

We don't know about you, but this news definitely facilitates our next trip abroad! For complete details, click here.

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