What is passport?

  • (noun): Any quality or characteristic that gains a person a favorable reception or acceptance or admission.
    Example: "His wealth was not a passport into the exclusive circles of society"
    Synonyms: recommendation
    See also — Additional definitions below


A passport is a document, issued by a national government, which certifies the identity and nationality of its holder for the purpose of international travel. The elements of identity contained in all standardized passports include information about the holder, including name, date of birth, gender and place of birth.

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A Brief History of The Libyan Passport - Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Passport
... In the early 1990s, the Libyan passport was valid to all countries in the world, save South Africa, and "occupied Palestine" (which includes Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip) ... Today, the Libyan passport is valid to all countries in the occupied Palestine ... Passport of the Kingdom of Libya (1951–1969) Passport of the Libyan Arab Republic (1969–1977) Passport of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1977–2011) ...
Lebanese Passport
... The Lebanese passport is issued to citizens of Lebanon for international travel ... "The Republic of Lebanon, Passport" is written on the cover page in both Arabic and French ... The contents of the passport are in Arabic, French and English ...
Immigration Stamps in Passports
... control, immigration officials of many countries stamp passports with entry and exit stamps ... a stamp activates or acknowledges the continuing leave conferred in the passport bearer's entry clearance ... Under the Schengen system, a foreign passport is stamped with a date stamp which does not indicate any duration of stay ...
Somali Passport - Overview
... former socialist government originally used to issue a non-biometric Green Passport ... In response to widespread counterfeit Somalian passports that subsequently flooded the black market, the Transitional National Government opened a new office in the 2000s to issue official state-approved ... Affairs Minister Muhammad Mahmud Shiil, the government would continue issuing old Somali passports, "but with a new dry seal that cannot be duplicated or faked we have advised Somali businessmen in Mogadishu ...
Somali Passport
... The Somali passport is a passport issued to citizens of Somalia for international travel ...

More definitions of "passport":

  • (noun): A document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country.
  • (noun): Any authorization to pass or go somewhere.
    Synonyms: pass

Famous quotes containing the word passport:

    It is better to pay court to a queen ... than to worship, as we too often do, some unworthy person whose wealth is his sole passport into society. I believe that a habit of respect is good for the human race.
    M. E. W. Sherwood (1826–1903)

    All are inclined to believe what they covet, from a lottery- ticket up to a passport to Paradise.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    Whenever [Leonard Bernstein] entered or exited a country he would fill in on his passport form not composer or conductor, but musician. Of course people in the press spent a lot of Lenny’s life telling him what he should have done; he should have been a concert pianist, he should have composed more.... And people wouldn’t let him live his own life. But he created his own career, in his own image.
    John Mauceri (b. 1945)