Category: News

Message From The Editor – Website Status

Unfortunately my website was hacked two days ago. The hack was done, according my ISP, by an aggressive BrutForce attack! These attacks have only one purpose – to destroy! Thanks to the professional support of my ISP the hack was very quickly…

Passport Fees Around The World 2017

Passport Fees Around The World 2017 Here are the passport fees around the world originally based on a older British Passport Office list. The old original PDF-file can be downloaded here. Updated data are as following, coming from readers and…

Passports In Art – Yanko Tihov

Passports are art, especially when it comes to old travel documents with their colorful stamps, seals, revenues, handwriting and of course the passport picture. I already introduced other artists involving passports in their artwork today I like to introduce Yanko…

4th Border Management Conference in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand was the location for the 4th conference on technical cooperation & capacity building for border management organized by APSCA and hosted by IOM. For me it was a splendid opportunity to participate as APSCA granted me a complimentary…

The Life Of a US Diplomatic Courier

The Ten Million Mile Man Robert “Bob” LaPlante spent four decades as a U.S. Diplomatic Courier, during which time he logged over ten million miles traveling in 197 countries. Now, for the very first time in print, one of history’s…

New US Passport Design In 2017

A new US Passport is scheduled for 2017 and here are the core facts… The chip, embedded in the information page, will be protected by a polycarbonate coating that helps prevent your book from getting wet or bending when you sit on it, or…