[quote=@spunky]Just updated last year. Is there a conversion process to the 10 year ones?
You might find this info useful:- http://www.ppt.gc.ca/support/faq.aspx?lang=eng&id=q865
Your current passport will still be valid until expiry, so I would think that most people will wait and get the new 10 year ePassport upon renewal. They are however making provision for people to get the new passport even if the old one has more than 12 months validity left. Not quite sure why anyone would want to do this. Perhaps if the current passport is damaged?
Can’t say I’ve figured out why anyone would continue to get a 5 year passport when a 10 year is available at a $40 price difference. I’ll guess that some very frequent travellers would fill the 36 pages with visas within a five year period.
I’m just happy I found out about this now because I had planned a trip to the passport office to renew this week. Waiting until after July 1 and getting a new 10 year ePassport works for me.