Although most passports are instantly recognisable as a passport, there is a huge variation in how they look.
(Just want to see the photos of the more interesting passports? Scroll down, past this section...)
20 years ago the US Department of State issued only 5.5 million passports. 2 years ago, in 2014, 14 million passports were issued.
It currently costs TRY620.60 (c. USD215) for a 10-year passport
As British passports are issued by Her Majesty, she doesn't need to issue one to herself!
Otherwise no one will believe you are the same person as in the photo
Modern US passports have 52 pages, but only 43 of those are blank
As you will see below! But many are a blue or purple colour too
According to PassportIndex.org, the UK and USA passports are the most powerful, allowing easy access to 147 countries
- Myanmar [Burma],
- Solomon Islands,
- Palestinian Territories,
- Sao Tome and Principe,
- and South Sudan
Each of these passports allows easy access to 28 countries, according to PassportIndex.org.
Here are some of the most different looking and most interesting front covers of various passports from all over the world.
Also a special mention should go to the Vatican Passport - check out details here. Only 150 of them are issued!
The Interpol passport/ID card is interesting, too.
Spotted an error? Think you know of an interesting looking passport? Get in touch and let us know.
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