There are currently around 180 fantasy passports, camouflage passports, and documents of territories that are not internationally recognized. Migrants increasingly used such documents to attempt to enter the EU countries that have reported them to a centralized hub.
The United Nations currently has 193 member states. Does it mean there are 193 different passports? No, because there are another 54 countries or territories that presently are not in the United Nations. That gives a total of 247 “states.” So there are 247 different passports in the world? Again – NO! Confusing? YES! Within these 247 states are so-called “Dependencies.”
Examples: French Polynesia is an overseas country of the French Republic, and its citizens do have a French passport. The Cayman Islands are a British territory, but the Britons issue a British Passport – Cayman Islands! Why, e.g., Yugoslavia or East Germany is not listed in “B. Camouflage passports” is not clear to me.
There are less than 247 passports but more than 193 internationally recognized passports worldwide. If we also consider the passport types (e.g., Alien, Stateless, Temporary, Emergency…), we will come to an estimated 800 passport types worldwide. Finally, add to this number the “old passports of States no longer in existence” then a passport collector can probably collect an estimated amount of 825 “modern” passports and passport types.
FANTASY AND CAMOUFLAGE PASSPORTS