Do you have your passport? You should! I just had to renew mine, and it must have been a slow time because I got the new one back in one week. The new ones have microchips. You can see some of the stamps from my first passport. I was so happy to be able to use it a few times - twice to the UK, once to Istanbul (by way of Paris), and then we got a stamp from Canada... I hope to be able to use my new passport a few times over the next 10 years!