New passports valid for 10 years

  • 30 Jan 2006 22:00:50 GMT

    Whats the sudden rush for more passports?

    Why are loads of people changing their passports?

  • 30 Jan 2006 22:38:29 GMT

    Its a good move to make it for min. 10 years from 5. Its a slight improvement of the loitering immigration dept at Col 4. There are other things that need be looked at e.g. the time for visa extensions (the number of counters can be minimised), improvement of visisbility of those application forms etc.

  • 30 Jan 2006 22:41:29 GMT

    Tamilcanuck,

    The passports used to be 5 years throughout as you said and can be renewed for further 5 years for a fee (its a bit of an income and a waste of time too). Its good that they have realised this and chose for 10 at last like most of the other countries.

  • 30 Jan 2006 22:43:51 GMT

    Maybe Canada can learn from lanka. they expire every 5 yrs.

  • 30 Jan 2006 22:44:40 GMT

    Easy for LTTE too.

  • 30 Jan 2006 22:45:23 GMT

    In the UK it used to be 5 till early 80s and then Maggie Thatcher`s period it became 10

  • 30 Jan 2006 22:50:39 GMT

    So after 9/11 i thought it would be 5 yrs.

  • 30 Jan 2006 23:24:25 GMT

    This is news??????????

  • 30 Jan 2006 23:36:41 GMT

    I`m sure there will be some discussions on that soon, but before that there is a big talk going on the proposed biological ID cards to make Britain safe from most likely future terror attacks

  • 31 Jan 2006 01:46:21 GMT

    Some passports were issued with 32 pages and some with 64 pages. There were incidents I have to get a new passport merely because there not sufficient pages for the immigration stampings. Some countries specify the number of blank pages available to be an additional requirement to issue a visa.

    Five years is good enough for most individuals. At present the the passports issued for five years could be extended for a further five years as such issuing for 10 years at a stretch do not have much sense.