That’s a mighty beautiful passport to whip out at a rave, eh? Released back in mid-2013, the new Canadian passport might look ordinary at first glance, but once you place it under a UV light, its pages suddenly turn into a party of colors and hidden images!
While it’s common for passports to have black light features, Canada’s design seamlessly incorporates the hidden elements into the visible parts, creating a passport that is both travel document and art. The images, covered in ‘optically variable ink’ that give it its energetic glow, feature maple leaves and fireworks intertwined with photos of Parliament Hill, Niagara Falls, and the Fathers of Confederation.
The glowing images, along with a biometric chip at the back, are security measures made to prevent duplicating or forging.