The processing time of your passport depends on where you submit your application.
If you submit your application by mail, the processing time is 20 business days (plus mail delivery times).
If you submit your application at a Service Canada or Canada Post passport receiving agent, the processing time is 20 business days (plus mail delivery times).
If you apply in person at a Passport Canada office, the processing time is 10 business days (plus mail delivery times). You may also request expedited services at a Passport Canada office (additional fees apply).
For more information about processing times, please visit our website at: http://www.passport.gc.ca/info/service.aspx?lang=eng
Latvia have also recently upgraded from 5-year to 10-year biometric passports.
Nations who have upgraded to 10-year passports include Passport Canada, The Netherlands, Cambodia, Iceland, and now Latvia.
The prime minister is aware that more and more nations are adopting 10-year passports and he wants 10-year passports reinstated.
Most world nations issue 10 year passports, and there's an international trend toward moving from 5-year to 10-year passports, it would follow that when the governments passports review is released in December that NZ will re-introduce 10-year passports.
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