Biometric passport promise revived

As part of the 2010 Throne Speech, the Conservative Government has promised to continue with plans to develop and implement biomentric passports by 2011.  Read more in this Toronto Star Article.  Passports may also be valid for 10 years instead of 5.  It sounds like they still have a lot to figure...
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Avoid Trouble While Travelling Abroad

Here 8 tips to help you prepare for the unexpected while travelling: At the very least, read all about the country you will be visiting on Canada’s Foreign Affairs site. Make sure your passport is up to date. There are some countries that require that it is valid for three or six months beyond the...
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Passport Needed for Mexico as of March 1 2010

A reminder from Mexico for all Canadians planning to travel to Mexico – March 1, brings new entry requirements into Mexico.  Most notably  CANADIAN CITIZENS will be required to present a valid passport. This change will align Mexico to all the security measures established by the ICAO International...
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No Passport? It’s Time.

It wasn’t long ago that Canadians could travel to the United States freely without a passport. Those with modest travel plans who never expected to venture beyond North Amerca had no real need for one.  Well, those times are over. A couple of years ago, the U.S. started to require passports...
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Travelling with Kids – What to Bring

In honor of Family Day, I thought that I would put together a list of things to bring when travelling with kids.  When planning your trip, starting a detailed list well in advance is a great idea.  You can use this to help – it is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s a good start! Things...
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Travelling with Kids – Crossing Borders

By road or by air, getting yourself across borders has become more complicated in recent years – and if you are crossing with little ones, things get even more interesting. Here are a few tips:
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