Scotland Might Have Own Passport Soon

22 April, 2014
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A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on Thursday 18 September 2014.Following an agreement between the Scottish Government and the United Kingdom Government,the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill, setting out the arrangements for this referendum, was put forward on 21 March 2013,passed by the Scottish Parliament on 14 November 2013 and received Royal Assent on 17 December 2013.The question to be asked in the...

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German Cameroon Passport – Colony Of The German Empire

21 April, 2014
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THIS passport of the German colony in Cameroon is a travel document which I love to have in my collection but another collector had deeper pockets so I was outbid. Congratulation to seller and buyer (a fellow collector) for this great result. A fantastic item and a super rare treasure when it comes to passports. German Cameroon (German: Kamerun) was a West African colony of the German Empire from...

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SINGAPORE Passport Act

19 April, 2014
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SINGAPORE has one of the toughest laws on passports world wide, I would even say THE toughest! Especially part V is dealing with offenses and penalties and these are severe! Look at the following offense. Selling Singapore passport, etc., Division 2 — Offenses, 42. (1)  A person who sells a Singapore passport or a Singapore travel document shall be guilty of an offense and shall be liable on conviction to...

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A Fifty Year Old Passport…

17 April, 2014
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from a Philippines author This is my grandfathers passport from the 1950s. With a matte, almost linen-like, khaki-colored cover and numbered by hand as No. 3155. It provides a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era of civilized travel. Forget computerized bar-coding, filament infused security paper, or even electronic chips in the most modern, highly laminated and tamper proof travel documents. This old passport definitely had style, in the same...

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Swedish Passports Hot Property On Black Market

16 April, 2014
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Swedish passports are changing hands for as much as 80,000 kronor ($12,200) on the black market and being routinely used for human trafficking, prompting the government to launch an investigation into passport abuse according to a new report. The report, which was published in Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, revealed that 177,000 valid Swedish passports have vanished, potentially into criminal hands. It also stated that in the last two years...

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ICAO – One Passport – One Person Concept

15 April, 2014
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“ONE PASSPORT, ONE PERSON” CONCEPT Background In 1969, ICAO recommended that States not require separate passports for children under 16 years of age entering their territories when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, provided that the children’s’ particulars were recorded in the passport of the accompanying adult. This, and other new provisions, were included in Annex 9 — Facilitation to the Chicago Convention in order to encourage Contracting States...

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Hong Kong Document Of Identity For Visa Purposes

13 April, 2014
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DID YOU NOW? The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Document of Identity for Visa Purposes is a biometric travel document issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department to residents of Hong Kong who are unable to obtain national passports. It is usually valid for seven years. The majority are issued to citizens of the People’s Republic of China who have migrated to Hong Kong on a One-way Permit, have...

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