(CNN) – You will likely only have one passport – maybe two if you have dual citizenship.
But find yourself in a certain job — diplomatic, investigative, or even presidential — and you might get your glove on completely inaccessible documents. general audience.
Here are some of the non-standard passports and permits out there.
What is that? Diplomatic passports are issued to government diplomats and consuls stationed abroad.
So, for example, the Chargé d’Affairs of the United States in France, Brian Aguilier, will hold a diplomatic passport, as will the French ambassador to the United States, Philippe Etienne.
What then? The UK has a very special type of diplomatic passport, which bears the Queen’s Messenger Service (QMS) seal.
Passports of the Presidency of the Republic and the Prime Minister
Job perks: US President Joe Biden does not have to pay for his passport.
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What are the benefits? Again, it’s hard to be precise.
When we asked the UK Home Office about the benefits of Boris Johnson’s passport, she told us: “We do not comment on individual cases.”
At least the guilty party had the protection of its own identity; A press release from the Australian Department of Immigration read:[Redacted] Failed to verify that the Microsoft Outlook autofill function entered the correct person’s details in the To field of the email. “Pardon.
What are the benefits? On paper, these passports do not offer any special advantages. As the Canadian government explains: “The official passport is not designed to confer any benefits to its holder.”
Interpol travel document
The Interpol passport was revealed at the opening of the 79th session of the INTERPOL General Assembly in Doha on 8 November 2010.
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Both are equipped with high-tech integrated circuits that contain personal information such as fingerprints and an image identical to that printed on the document itself.
What are the benefits? Travel documents came into existence after the 79th session of the INTERPOL General Assembly in 2010. Chasing criminals around the world is no easy feat, and the INTERPOL Travel Document is designed to cut down on bureaucratic red tape by waiving various visa requirements and speeding up the ordeal of the stalker.
any thing else? Although we know Interpol has around 1,000 employees, it is not clear how many have an INTERPOL travel document to hand.
United Nations Entry Permit (UNLP)
Blue Pass travel document issued by the United Nations.
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What is that? Members of the United Nations, the International Labor Organization, the World Health Organization and various other organizations can obtain this document, which was first launched in 1946, and published electronically in 2012.
There are two types of UNLP: Blue Pass, and Red Pass (for members with higher ranks).
What are the benefits? The United Nations states that holders of a red UNLP may “be accorded diplomatic privileges, immunities and facilities when traveling on United Nations missions”.
In some countries, this includes visa exemption. Unlike many of the other passports on this list, the UNLP does not officially replace the national passport, but rather complements it. He instructs the United Nations: “Both documents should always be carried together when traveling on official business.”
any thing else? The phrase “laissez-passer” is translated similar to “let pass”. The term may have been in use shortly after the Safe Conduct Act 1414, which made Henry V high treason for an international peer to break his promise to allow someone to travel freely through his country.
When you are not required to hold a passport at all
No passport required if you are Queen Elizabeth II, as she was seen here arriving in Fiji during her Silver Jubilee tour of the South Pacific in 1977.
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Although most members of royal families still require a passport to travel, ruling monarchs can be exempted.
What about the Pope?
As sovereign over Vatican City, the Pope has a special passport for the Holy See.