A brief history of Passports

February 20, 2009 at 8:00 am | Posted in Facts, Paspic | Leave a comment
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The earliest passports were little more than papers that a king or queen would give to their subjects and to favoured foreigners, asking that they be allowed to travel freely.

From this they have evolved to become the documents we know today.

By the end of 2006, passports will contain computer chips and work with facial mapping software to verify the passport holder’s identity. It’s been quite a journey!


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