What is a Passport?
Passport is a document which facilitates International travel. It is issued by the government of a country to the Citizens of that particular country, for certifying the Identity and Nationality of a person to travel overseas. Normally Passport contains the holder’s full name, date and place of birth, signature, photograph, Father Name, Mother Name and other information used for identification. Passport specifies the holders Nationality but not the Citizenship or residence.
In many countries Passports are being modernized. Most of the countries Passports are included with a micro Processor chip, which is a Machine readable and avoids Forgers. Micro chip contains the Bio-metric data of the Passport holder.
Bio-metric data contains the holders Digital Image, Finger Prints (Mostly 2 thumbs) & Signature. By incorporating the Bio-metric data to the passport authenticates the holder
Passport serves as an identity proof of the holder, which is reliable in the country of issue and also elsewhere. In some of the countries Passport serves as a proof for Citizenship.
Most of the countries Passports serve as Travel free documents; those countries Passport holders can visit other countries without any Visa
Different types of Passports:
- Ordinary Passport
- Diplomatic Passport
- Official Passport
- Emergency Certificate
- Certificate of Identity