Passport

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A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government to its citizens, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel.wikipedia
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Biometric passport

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Many countries have either begun issuing or plan to issue biometric passports that contains an embedded microchip, making them machine-readable and difficult to counterfeit.
A biometric passport (also known as an e-passport, ePassport, or a digital passport) is a traditional passport that has an embedded electronic microprocessor chip which contains biometric information that can be used to authenticate the identity of the passport holder.

Travel visa

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Many countries normally allow entry to holders of passports of other countries, sometimes requiring a visa also to be obtained, but this is not an automatic right.
A visa most commonly takes the form of a sticker endorsed in the applicant's passport or other travel document.

Nationality

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A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government to its citizens, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel.
This older meaning of nationality is not defined by political borders or passport ownership and includes nations that lack an independent state (such as the Arameans, Scots, Welsh, English, Basques, Catalans, Kurds, Kabyles, Baloch, Berbers, Bosniaks, Kashmiris,

Travel document

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A passport is a travel document, usually issued by a country's government to its citizens, that certifies the identity and nationality of its holder primarily for the purpose of international travel.
The most common travel document is a passport, which usually gives the bearer more privileges like visa-free access to certain countries.

Refugee travel document

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For example, stateless persons are not normally issued a national passport, but may be able to obtain a refugee travel document or the earlier "Nansen passport" which enables them to travel to countries which recognise the document, and sometimes to return to the issuing country.
Refugees are unlikely to be able to obtain passports from their state of nationality (from which they have sought asylum) and therefore need travel documents so that they might engage in international travel.

Machine-readable passport

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ICAO standards include those for machine-readable passports.
Most travel passports worldwide are MRPs.

Biometrics

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These contain biometrics to authenticate the identity of travellers.
More traditional means of access control include token-based identification systems, such as a driver's license or passport, and knowledge-based identification systems, such as a password or personal identification number.

South Korean passport

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Other countries with obligatory military service, such as South Korea and Syria, have similar requirements, e.g. South Korean passport and Syrian passport.
Like any other passports, they serve as proof for passport holders' personal information, such as nationality and date of birth.

North Korean passport

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Some countries limit the issuance of passports, where incoming and outgoing international travels are highly regulated, such as North Korea, where ordinary passports are the privilege of a very small number of people trusted by the government.
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea passport is the passport which may be issued to citizens of North Korea, for international travel.

Chinese passport

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A Hong Kong Special Administrative Region passport (HKSAR passport) permits visa-free access to many more countries than ordinary PRC passports.
The People's Republic of China passport, commonly referred to as the Chinese passport, is a passport issued to nationals of the People's Republic of China (PRC) who have registered as a resident of Mainland China and hence hold a hukou, for the purpose of international travel, and entitles the bearer to the protection of China's consular officials overseas.

Diplomat

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Some passports attest to the bearer having a status as a diplomat or other official, entitled to rights and privileges such as immunity from arrest or prosecution.
They usually have diplomatic immunity, and in their official travels they usually use a diplomatic passport or, for UN officials, a United Nations laissez-passer.

Passport validity

Many countries require a passport validity of a minimum of six months beyond the planned date of departure, as well as having at least two to four blank pages.
Passport validity is the length of time a passport can be used to travel to another country, or be used as a valid form of identification within or outside the issuing country before its date of expiration.

Finnish passport

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Other countries put requirements on some citizens in order to be granted passports, such as Finland, where male citizens aged 18–30 years must prove that they have completed, or are exempt from, their obligatory military service to be granted an unrestricted passport; otherwise a passport is issued valid only until the end of their 28th year, to ensure that they return to carry out military service.
The passport, along with the national identity card allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Syrian passport

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Other countries with obligatory military service, such as South Korea and Syria, have similar requirements, e.g. South Korean passport and Syrian passport.
Syrian passports are normally valid for six years; however, for men about to perform military service, they are valid for two years, and they have to get permission from the conscription department for a renewal for another two years.

Diplomatic immunity

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Some passports attest to the bearer having a status as a diplomat or other official, entitled to rights and privileges such as immunity from arrest or prosecution.

British passport

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As a result, the UK issues various passports which are similar in appearance but representative of different nationality statuses which, in turn, has caused foreign governments to subject holders of different UK passports to different entry requirements.
The passport allows for freedom of movement in any of the states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

Hajj passport

A Hajj passport is a special passport used only for a hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Interpol Travel Document

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The travel documents consist of an e-Passport Booklet and an e-Identification Card identifying the holder as an Interpol officer, granting them special immigration status when travelling on official Interpol duties to participating member countries.

Internal passport

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When passports first emerged, there was no clear distinction between internal and international ones.

Certificate of identity

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Some states also issue certificates of identity to their own citizens as a form of emergency passport or otherwise in lieu of a passport.

CARICOM passport

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* The member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) recently began issuing passports with a common design.
The CARICOM passport is a passport document issued by the 15 member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for their citizens.

Birth certificate

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That agency will issue certified copies or representations of the original birth record upon request, which can be used to apply for government benefits, such as passports.

Paris Conference on Passports & Customs Formalities and Through Tickets

In 1920, the League of Nations held a conference on passports, the Paris Conference on Passports & Customs Formalities and Through Tickets.
The Paris Conference on Passports & Customs Formalities and Through Tickets was a conference organised by the League of Nations in 1920 which agreed, for the first time, on a set of standards for all passports issued by members of the League.

National coat of arms

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Passport booklets from almost all countries around the world display the national coat of arms of the issuing country on the front cover.
An important use for national coats of arms is as the main symbol on the covers of passports, the document used internationally to prove the citizenship of a person.

United States passport

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United States passports are passports issued to citizens and nationals of the United States of America.