Passport Canada closes gate on cash

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Passport Canada is no longer accepting cash at any of their offices. The decision, effective June 20, 2010, is a method of cost recovery, said a department spokeswoman.

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Passport Canada is no longer accepting cash at any of their offices. The decision, effective June 20, 2010, is a method of cost recovery, said a department spokeswoman.

By eliminating cash transactions, Passport Canada is increasing security measures to eliminate fraud, as well as reducing the costs of handling and transporting funds.

Offices now accept credit cards, debit cards, certified cheques and money orders. The cost of an adult passport is $87, while 24-page passports for children age three to 15 is $37 and $22 for those under three years.

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