Passports Come In A Variety Of Designs Depending Whereabouts In The World They Are Issued From.

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For example in Central America; members of the CA-4 treaty adopted a common design passport called the central American passport. These types of passport feature a navy blue cover with the words central America and a map of central America.

In Europe the design and layouts for passports for the member states are due to a common consensus as opposed to any specific instruction or directive. The information page on these passports can be found at the back or the front, they are burgundy-red with the European Union written in the national language or languages. Member states which use the common design include; Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, The UK and Germany to name but a few!

The Caribbean community have also begun to issue passports using a common design, this features the Caribbean community (CARICOM) symbol alongside national symbol and name of the member state. Member states which use the common design are Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, the Grenadines and Suriname.

The Union of South American Nations intend to use a common passport design however appears to be a while until will be ready to be implemented.

The Andean Community Of Nations started the process of using a standard passport format in 2001. The official name of the regional body is in Spanish are burgundy red in colour with the words in gold. Countries using this design include Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Boivia. Word passport is in English and Spanish at the bottom of the front cover.

Now there are many more standardised formats of passports the downside is has lessened the number and variety of different passport designs and layouts, however undoubtedly will be a big help to immigration around the world!