Currently there are around 180 fantasy passports, camouflage passports and documents of territories which are not internationally recognized listed. Such documents were increasingly used by migrants to attempt to enter the EU countries who have reported them to a centralized hub.
The United Nation has currently 193 member states. Does it mean there are 193 different passports? No, because there are another 54 countries or territories that currently are not in the United Nations. That gives a number of 247 “states”. So there are 247 different passports in the world? Again – NO! Confusing? YES! Within these 247 states are so called “Dependencies”.
French Polynesia is an overseas country of the French Republic and their citizens do have a French passport. The Cayman Islands are British territory but the Britons issuing a British Passport – Cayman Islands! Why e.g. Yugoslavia or East Germany is not listed in “B. Camouflage passports” is not clear for me. Also the INTERPOL passport is only recognized today by almost “Third World Countries”. It’s not recognized by EU (Schengen States).
There are less than 247 passports but more than 193 international recognized passports world wide and if we consider also the passport types (e.g. Alien, Stateless, Temporary, Emergency…) then we will come to a estimated number of 800 passport types world wide. Finally add to this number the “old passports of States no longer in existence” then a passport collector can probably collect a estimated amount of 825 “modern” passports and passport types.
FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS