PASSPORT

USA

United States passports are passports issued to citizens and nationals of the United States of America and foriegners who wish to stay in thUS.They are issued exclusively by the U.S. Department of State and you can easily get them through us as we have liason with th U.S. Department of State.Besides passports (in booklet form), limited use passport cards are issued by the same government agency subject to the same requirements.It is unlawful for U.S. citizens and nationals to enter or exit the United States without a valid U.S. passport or Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative-compliant passport-replacement document,though there are many exceptions,waivers are generally granted for U.S. citizens returning without a passport, and the exit requirement is not enforced.U.S. passport booklets conform with recommended standards (i.e., size, composition, layout, technology) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).There are five types of passport booklets; as well, the Department of State has issued only biometric passports as standard since August 2007, though non-biometric passports remained valid until their expiration dates.United States passports are property of the United States and must be returned to the U.S. government upon demand.By law, a valid unexpired U.S. passport (or passport card) is conclusive (and not just prima facie) proof of U.S. citizenship, and has the same force and effect as proof of United States citizenship as certificates of naturalization or of citizenship, if issued to a U.S. citizen for the full period allowed by law.U.S. law does not prohibit U.S. citizens from holding passports of other countries, though they are required to use their U.S. passport to enter and leave the U.S.

 

UK

British passports are passports issued by the United Kingdom to those holding any form of British nationality. There are different types of British nationality, and different types of British passports as a result. A British passport enables the bearer to travel worldwide and serves as proof of citizenship. It also facilitates access to consular assistance from British embassies around the world, or any embassy of another European Union member state. Passports are issued using royal prerogative, which is exercised by Her Majesty’s Government.British citizen passports have been issued in the UK by Her Majesty’s Passport Office since 2006, a division of the Home Office. British citizens can use their passport as evidence of right of abode in the United Kingdom and EU citizenship. All passports issued in the UK since 2006 have been biometric.

 

GERMANY

German passports are issued to nationals of Germany for the purpose of international travel. A German passport is, besides the German ID card and the German Emergency Travel Document (called “ReiseausweisalsPassersatz”), the only other officially recognised document that German authorities will routinely accept as proof of identity from German citizens. Besides serving as proof of identity and presumption of German nationality, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from German consular officials abroad (or other EU members in the case that a German consular facility is absent). German passports are valid for ten years (for people older than 24) or six years (for people until the age of 24) and share the standardised layout and burgundy red design with other EU passports. Every German citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. 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 and European Economic Area.

 

AUSTRALIA

Australian passports are travel documents issued to Australian citizens under Australian Passports Act 2005 by the Australian Passport Office of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), both in Australia and overseas, which enable the passport bearer to travel internationally. Australian citizens are allowed to hold passports from other countries.Since 1988 over a million Australian passports have been issued annually, and it reached 1.4 million in 2007, and increasing towards a projected 3 million annually by 2021.Since 24 October 2005 Australia has issued only biometric passports, called ePassports, which have an embedded microchip that contains the same personal information that is on the color photo page of the passport, including a digitized photograph. As all previous passports have now expired, all Australian passports are now biometric. SmartGates have been installed in Australian airports to allow Australian ePassport holders and ePassport holders of several other countries to clear immigration controls more rapidly, and facial recognition technology has been installed at immigration gates.

 

GUATEMALA

Guatemalan Passports are issued to Guatemalan citizens to travel outside Guatemala. As of 1 January 2017, Guatemalan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 119 countries and territories, ranking the Guatemalan passport 40th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Dominica passport).The Guatemalan passport contains many security features in it like colored fibers embedded in the pages, a watermark on all pages, and others. Like in the quetzal bills, the passport has an outline of an image on one side and on the other side the image is colored; and when a page is held up against light, the observer is able to see the color on the white outline.Guatemalan passports are machine readable and contain a PDF417 2D barcode with the holder’s biometric information. Because of this detail, no attempts have been made to also include the RFID chip yet.The passport issuing authority is the Dirección General de Migración (General Immigration Directorship), a dependency of the Ministerio de Gobernación(Ministry of the Interior).

ITALY

Italian passports are issued to Italian citizens for the purpose of international travel. Biometric passports have been available since 26 October 2006, are valid for 10, 5 or 3 years (depending on the applicant’s age). Every Italian citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. 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 and European Economic Area.Italian passports share the common design of EU Passports: they are burgundy-coloured, with the Emblem of Italy emblazoned in the center of the front cover. The word “Passaporto”, meaning passport, is inscribed below the coat of arms and “UnioneEuropea” (English: European Union), “RepubblicaItaliana” (English: Italian Republic) above. The biometry symbol appears right below “Passaporto” in the centre. The current version of the passport contains 48 pages.

 

DUTCH

Dutch passports are issued to citizens of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Dutch: Koninkrijk der Nederlanden) for the purpose of international travel. As the Netherlands only distinguish one category of citizen (Nederlandse (Dutch), NLD), for all countries in the Kingdom, passports are the same for all four countries. The passport also serves as a means of identification as required by the Dutch law since 1 January 2005 for all persons over the age of fourteen. Dutch passports are valid for a period of ten years from issuing date. The passport complies with the rules (EU Council Regulation 2252/04) for European Union passports.Since 26 August 2006 all passports are issued as a biometric passport with an embedded contactless smartcard RFID chip for storing biometric data.Every Dutch citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The nationality allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union, other European Economic Area states as well as Switzerland.

 

CHINESE

Chinese passport, is the passport issued to nationals of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who have registered as a resident of Mainland China hence hold a hukou, for the purpose of the international travel and entitles the bearer to the protection of China’s consular officials overseas.Ordinary passports (普通护照) are issued to nationals who intend to go abroad for non-official purposes, such as taking up residence in other countries, visiting relatives, studying, working, travelling or engaging in business activities. They are issued by the Exit and Entry Administration (EEA) of the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) or by the EEAs at the county or city level which are authorized by the MPS, or the foreign missions of the People’s Republic of China, or other missions overseas authorized by the Ministry of Foreign

Affairs.Diplomatic passports (外交护照) are issued to diplomats, consuls and their spouses or children who are minor, as well as to diplomatic couriers. They are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Service passports (公务护照) are issued to employees who are dispatched by the Chinese government to work for Chinese foreign missions, the United Nations or its special commissions, or other international organizations, as well as their spouses or minor children. They are issued by the MFA, foreign missions of the People’s Republic of China, other missions overseas authorized by the MFA, or the Foreign Affairs Offices under the governments of provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and cities divided into districts authorized by the MFA.

 

HUNGARY

Hungarian passports are issued to Hungarian citizens for international travel by The Central Data Processing, Registration and Election Office of the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior. Every Hungarian citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. 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 and European Economic Area.As of 2013, regular Hungarian EU passports are burgundy red in colour (before a navy blue color was in use), with the Hungarian coat of arms emblazoned in the center of the front cover. The words “útlevél” (passport, or more literally, Roadletter) inscribed below the coat of arms and “EurópaiUnió” (European Union), “Magyarország” (Hungary) above. The new biometric Hungarian passport has the standard biometric symbol at the bottom.The visa pages have musical notes of the Szózat visible in UV light. The identity information page contains the title and the first eight lines of the National Anthem in the author’s handwriting embossed.

 

CZECH

Czech passport (Czech: cestovní pas, pas) is an international travel document issued to nationals of Czech Republic, and may also serve as proof of Czech citizenship. Besides enabling the bearer to travel internationally and serving as indication of Czech citizenship, the passport facilitates the process of securing assistance from Czech consular officials abroad or other European Union member states in case a Czech consular is absent, if needed.As of 8 January 2019, Czech citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 183 countries and territories, ranking the Czech passport 8th overall in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index. Czech citizens can live and work in any country within the EU as a result of the right of free movement and residence granted in Article 21 of the EU Treaty.Every Czech citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The nationality allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union, Switzerland and the European Economic Area, but a passport or a national identity card is in practice needed for identification.The passport is issued by the Interior Ministry (Ministerstvovnitra), and as is internationally customary remains property of the Czech Republic and can be withdrawn at any time. It is a valid Proof of Citizenship document according to the Czech nationality law. Citizens can hold multiple passports at the same time, and children can be included in the passport. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs sporadically issues a list of nations with visa-free travel arrangements with the Czech Republic.

 

RUSSIAN

The Russian passport (officially in Russian: ЗаграничныйпаспортгражданинаРоссийскойФедерации – ‘Transborder passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation’) is a booklet issued by Ministry of Internal Affairs to the citizens of the Russian Federation for international travel. The Russian passport is distinct from the Internal Russian passport, which is a mandatory identity document for travel and identificationpurposes within Russia. Russian citizens must use their Russian passports when leaving or entering the Russian Federation, unless traveling to/from a country where Russian internal ID is recognized as a valid travel document.On 1 March 2010, biometric passport are valid for 10 years. The data on the chip Russian passports are protected by a technology access control BAC (basic access control), which allowsyou to produce read data only after entering the passport number, date of birth of the holder and the expiration date of the passport (usually by means of recognition of the machine readable zone of the passport), which excludes unauthorised access to data on the chip

 

 MALAYSIA

 The Malaysian passport (Malay: Pasport Malaysia) is the passport issued to citizens of Malaysia by the Immigration Department of Malaysia.The main legislation governing the production of passports and travel documents, their possession by persons entering and leaving Malaysia, and related matters is the

Passport Act 1966. Processing of Malaysian passport applications and renewals is very rapid, with new passports usually issued one hour after payment for normal cases.The introduction of passport renewal kiosks (KiPPas) at Immigration Department branches across the country allow passport applicants to apply and pay for their passports without queuing at the passport application counters.

 

SINGAPORE

 The Singapore passport is a travel document issued to the citizens of the Republic of Singapore. It is issued by the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority of Singapore. Only Singaporean citizens can apply for this passport.

The Singapore passport is ranked as the most powerful passport in the world with visa-free or visa on arrival access to 189 countries and territories, in conjuction with the passports of Japan and South Korea.Singapore’s passport is a favourite target for counterfeiters, due to the relatively liberal visa requirements for Singaporean travellers, and the tendency for immigration to clear Singaporean passport holders more quickly.The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority thus adopted several measures to foil forgers, including digital photos and special ink since October 1999, and the Biometric passport from August 2006.

 

THAILAND

 The Thai passport is the passport issued to citizens and nationals of Thailand by the Passport Division of the Department of Consular Affairs within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Thai biometric passports have been issued since August 2005.The ordinary Thai passport cover is dark red with the Emblem of Thailand emblazoned in the centre. The official passport has a blue cover, the diplomatic passport a red cover and the temporary passport a green cover. All types have the word “หนังสือเดินทางประเทศไทย” (English translation: หนังสือเดินทางnangsuedoenthang- Passport; ประเทศไทยprathetthai – Thailand) above the national emblem and the words THAILAND – PASSPORT below it. The biometric symbol is at the bottom of e-passports. The passport contains 66 pages.

 

 VIETNAM

 For passport application Vietnamese citizens have to apply at the Provincial Immigration Department. This requires an Identification Card and four passport photos

A current Vietnamese passport contains 48 pages and 2 bright green cover pages. The cover is described by Vietnamese and English respectively, it makes Vietnamesepassport become the only one passport which do not use French as description language in the former French Indo-China states when Laotian and Cambodian passport have the French description in cover.

 

AUSTRIA

 Austrian passports are issued to citizens of Austria to facilitate international travel. Every Austrian citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The passport,along with the national identity card allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

 The application and printing processes of all Austrian passports are handled by the ÖsterreichischeStaatsdruckerei (de) headquartered in Vienna. The ÖsterreichischeStaatsdruckerei is also tasked with the application and printing processes of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta passport.Austrian passports are the same burgundy colour as other European passports, and with the Austrian Coat of arms emblazoned in the centre of the front cover. The words “EUROPÄISCHE UNION” (English:European Union) and “REPUBLIK ÖSTERREICH” (English: Republic of Austria) are inscribed above the coat of arms and the word “REISEPASS” (English: Passport) is inscribed below.

Austrian passports have the standard biometric symbol at the bottom and use the standard EU design. Each page of the passport shows the coat of arms of a different Austrian province in the background

 

 United Arab Emirates

The Emirati passport (Arabic: جوازالسفرالإماراتي‎) is issued to citizens of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for international travel.

In terms of the number of countries its holders can visit visa-free, the Emirati passport is one of five passports with the most improved rating globally since 2006.

In 2018, the Emirati passport became the largest individual climber in the Henley Passport Index over the past decade, increasing its global rank by 28 places.

The UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation plans to make the UAE passport one of the five strongest passports in the world by 2021. According toThe Passport Index, this goal has been achieved as of December 2018, ranking the Emirati passport as the strongest passport in the world with a visa-free score of167.The first and last pages are made of hard paper thicker than that of the old passport—a measure that allows it to remain in good shape until the passport expires.

The first page contains a watercolour outline of the outer frame of Sheikh Zayed Mosque and the last page contains a drawing of the actual mosque with domes andcolumns. The passport identity page has all the particulars printed and laminated. The new passports contain data to resolve name duplication, which is one of the biggest issues that existed with old passports.

Like other passports of other states whose official language is written from right-to-left, the Emirati passport is similarly opened from the left-hand side

 

 Qatar

 The Qatari passport (Arabic: جوازالسفرالقطري‎) is a passport document issued to citizens of Qatar for international travel.In 2016, Qatari citizens had visa-free or visa onarrival access to 79 countries and territories, ranking the Qatari passport 60th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index. Qatars citizens are allowed to enter some of the GCC member states. Prior to 2017, they were allowed in all. 

 

Sweden

 Swedish passports are issued to nationals of Sweden for the purpose of international travel. Besides serving as proof of Swedish citizenship, they facilitate theprocess of securing assistance from Swedish consular officials abroad or other European Union member states in case a Swedish consular is absent, if needed (every Swedish citizen is also a citizen of the European Union).

 Swedish passports are issued by the Swedish Police and applications are filed at police stations equipped with a passport terminal for taking photographs andfingerprints. Passports issued since 1 October 2005 are biometric, and valid for five years.Earlier passports are valid for ten years (adults) or five years(children). The blue cover passports issued up until 1998 (and not valid after 2008) are not valid as identity documents in Sweden due to insufficient security features which resulted in widespread forgery.Swedish passports are issued to nationals of Sweden for the purpose of international travel. Besides serving as proof of Swedish citizenship, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from Swedish consular officials abroad or other European Union member states in case a Swedish consular is absent, if needed (every Swedish citizen is also a citizen of the European Union).

 Swedish passports are issued by the Swedish Police and applications are filed at police stations equipped with a passport terminal for taking photographs andfingerprints. Passports issued since 1 October 2005 are biometric, and valid for five years. Earlier passports are valid for ten years (adults) or five years(children).The blue cover passports issued up until 1998 (and not valid after 2008) are not valid as identity documents in Sweden due to insufficient security features which resulted in widespread forgery

 

 Colombia

The Colombian passport is a travel document which is issued to citizens of Colombia for the purpose of international travel. Since September 2015 a Biometric passport has been introduced. The previous machine-readable version can be used as long as it is valid.

Citizens of Colombia do not need a passport when traveling to Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. For these countries,they may use just their domestic identification cards called Cédula de Ciudadanía.

Several drivers resulted in the issuing of the document:

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) issued Resolution No. A36-15 in which it urged its 190 member countries to issue readable passports from 2010. The intent of this resolution was to ensure security and integrity of travel documents worldwide.

Increased safety: The new book has special design features, and print materials that correspond to three levels of security.

Allowing quick migration processes: the machine-readable zone facilitates the process of recognition and registration of the passenger when entering or leaving a country, because a machine automatically interprets the information encoded in their passport, which reduces approximately 50% on-call time by immigration agents.

 

 Panama

A Panamanian passport is the passport issued to citizens of Panama to facilitate international travel. Panamanian citizens enjoy visa-free access to 118 countries and territories.The passports are issued by the Passports Authority of Panama.The cover of the passport has a dark blue background. The front part of the cover has the words “REPÚBLICA DE PANAMÁ” (Republic of Panama) on top, the coat of arms of Panama in the middle, and the word “PASAPORTE” (passport) on the bottom in Spanish, English and French. All of this is outlined in a grey color. The back part of the cover only has the blue background. The biometric passport symbol EPassportlogo.svgappears at the bottom of the front cover under the word “PASSEPORT”.As of January 2016, Panamanian passports are still issued with Panama’s old coat of arms, having 9 stars instead of 10. This change took effect in January 2014. This is because blank passports are bought in bulk from a supplier and issued later. It can take several years for a passport to be issued after it has been made.

 

Mauritius

Mauritian passports are issued to citizens of Mauritius for travel outside the country. As of 2007, Mauritius’ Passport and Immigration Office processed an average of 434 passport applications each day.Mauritian passports issued to adult citizens are navy blue in colour, with the Coat of arms of Mauritius emblazoned in the centre of the front cover. The word “Passport” is inscribed below the coat of arms, and “Republic of Mauritius” above. The passport contains 64 visa pages.