This North Korean (DPRK) Passport Is Truly A Rare Collectible

You might have read my article about facts of the North Korean (DPRK) Passport. Well, I just can display now a obsolete document of such a passport. Unfortunately I missed the chance to get it for my own collection but with support of a fellow collector from China I can at least share the pictures. If you as a collector are interested to get such a super rare document I only can recommend not to hesitate one second if you have the chance to grab one. The occurrence of these documents are extremely rare.

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If you’re born in North Korea, you’ll probably never be allowed to leave North Korea. Under Kim Jong-Un’s totalitarian regime, it’s illegal for anyone who lives in the isolated nation to leave without the state’s consent. Very few people ever receive such consent because they must either be visiting relatives in China or be travelling for professional purposes.

Those who are lucky enough — or pay enough — to be allowed to leave are issued an “ordinary” passport. These travel documents are only temporary and must be given back upon returning to the country.

There are also diplomatic and official passports given to high-ranking politicians and economic bureaucrats, but even these are only valid for five years and must be returned after each travel. Because of this, the North Korean passport is one of the rarest in the world.

This North Korean (DPRK) Passport Is Truly A Rare Collectible