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.

A passport does not of itself entitle the passport holder entry into another country, nor to consular protection while abroad nor any other privileges. It does, however, normally entitle the passport holder to return to the country that issued the passport. Rights to consular protection arise from international treaties, whilst the bearer's right to return to the passport's country of issue arises is dependent on the laws of the issuing country. A passport does not represent the right or the place of residence of the passport holder in the country that issued the passport.

Read more about Passport:  History, Types, International Civil Aviation Organization Standards, Request Page, Languages, Common Designs, National Status, National Conditions On Passport Issuance, Passports As Government Property, Passports and Bail, One Passport Per Person, Limitations On Passport Use, International Travel Without Passports, Intra-sovereign Territory Travel That Requires Passports, Immigration Stamps in Passports

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