THE FUTURE OF THE PASSPORT

Our passports evolved in the last 150 years from a large single sheet of paper to a passport booklet with usually 32 pages. Wax seal and watermark are substituted by security features like micro-printing, hologram labels and a chip. No…

Unusual Modern Passport Stamps

Amundsen-Scott-South-Pole

If you have these stamps in your own travel document then you have seen quite unusual places. If not – you might want add them to your “Bucket list”. North Korea Only about 2,500 tourists visited the secret country each…

NATO TRAVEL DOCUMENT, TURKEY

Turkey 1969 NATO Travel Order-007

WOW, what an unusual type of travel document! Issued to Colonel Haidun Togal on 1. May 1968 to travel to Belgium on official business for the Turkish government as a NATO member. Colonel Togal will stay in Belgium for 18…

First Tibetan Passport

TSEPON SHAKABPA

First Tibetan Passport found in Nepal Fifty-six years ago on the roof of the world – Lhasa – the first Tibetan passport was prepared that was recognized by various nations. Twelve years ago, the passport that represented a sound affirmation…

The Passport Photo And It’s History

Thailand 1970s

2015 was actually the 100th anniversary of the passport photo but it was unfortunately not much communicated or even celebrated. Only the British newspaper “The Sunday Post” published a brief article in March 2015. The history of Man’s most travelled…