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You've probably noticed how passports don'tcome in a rainbow of different hues and shades. They tend to be quiteunadventurous in colour.

As for the small selection, there's areason for each one.

Here's what each colour is - and what eachone means.


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1. Red

It also happens to be the most commonpassport colour with all members of the European Union, apart from Croatia,sporting a burgundy hue.


It's not just EU states either. The AndeanCommunity (also known for past EU-ambitions) of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, andPeru also has burgundy passports.


Switzerland matches its passport colour toits bright, red flag.




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2. Blue

In second place is the colour blue, reportsTravel and Leisure.

Blue reportedly symbolises "the newworld" with 15 of the Caribbean countries opting for it.

Further south down the South Americancontinent, Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay also use a blue passport – the coversymbolising the connection with the Mercosur trade union.

The United States are said to be changingtheir passport colour again in the near future

Venezuela, on the other hand, still uses ared passport, a throwback from its time in the Andean Community.

The most famous blue passport in the worldthough has to be the one issued to US citizens – but this was changed to blueas recently in 1976.


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3. Green

Owing to the importance of the colour greenin Islam, most Islamic states reflect this in the colour of their passports.

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Mexico's is also green

Examples are Morocco, Saudi Arabia, andPakistan.

Variations of green are also used bymembers of ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African StateS - including Nigerand Senegal.


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4. Black

The reason for the least common passportcolour may be rooted in practicality - as may all of them in fact.

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Thailand also issue a black passport totheir citizens.

The dark colours chosen obviously don'tshow up dirt as much, and they look nicely official.

The Republic of Botswana, Zambia and NewZealand issue band passports, though it should be noted black is New Zealand'snational colour.


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4. Black The reason for the least common passportcolour may be rooted in practicality - as may all o ...

Passport should have contactless chip to store at least the minimum information like digitized images of holder and fingerprint for immediate verification.
Those that are without will prove the passport has not being issued by proper authority.

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I have no passport

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