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World Passport

While I was researching the post on glocalism that I put up earlier today, I discovered the existence of global passports, a discovery that was apparently also a surprise to Slate a couple of years ago. Anyway, an organization called the World Government of World Citizens will issue you a world passport for about what it costs to get a regular passport.

Their idea is “no one has the right to tell you you can’t move freely on your natural birthplace,” also known as Earth. About half a million world passports have been issued in the last 50 years, and 150 countries have accepted one at least once. Although lots of countries, like the US, now deny them as a matter of policy.

The passport looks real and scans like any other passport. It’s even printed in seven languages, including Esperanto. Now, I have a US passport, which seems pretty useful, so I’m not really going to shell out for a world passport, but I have to say, I really like the idea. As I’ve written about before, ever since I was a child, I’ve identified more as a citizen of the world than of the US. The idea of formally renouncing my citizenship in favor of becoming an official global citizen is appealing in some ways, and that’s exactly what Gary Davis the inventor of the world passport did.

Ironically, for the moment it seems being a US citizen allows you to see more of the world and since our time here is short, I’ll take that option. Luckily, I can get my world citizenship fix on English, baby!.

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7 Responses to “World Passport”

  1. marwan alsharef Says:

    I wish you new information on the countries that deal with the world, although he may be Egypt to date to deal with him without hesitation, but I want any new countries in the history of dealing with him and thank you very for your efforts and I wish you progress

  2. andrew Says:

    l went to no more of the passport.

  3. Md.Rezaul karim Says:

    i have need a 2nd passport

  4. jasonsimms Says:

    Where’s your first one from? Why do you need a second one? R U A SPY!!?

  5. Hashim Muhammad Says:

    The world Governent Of World Citizens is a excellent idea. A World Goverment protecting the human rights of world citizens. Especially in an era where Goverments are chipping away at constitutional rights. We need Human Rights based on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

  6. NigaSlapa Says:

    There’s other fake ID’s cheaper than the “world passport”.

  7. Neil Blonstein Says:

    Esperanto remains the most useful language for creating friends in foreign countries. American-USA mono-lingualism will have Americans left behind. The use of Esperanto has doubled and tripled on-line, annually, since you wrote this article. I have traveled to 34 countries, almost always accompanied by local Esperanto speakers, be it in Israel, Palestine, Cuba, China, Russia or Brazil. (I’ve spent over 16 year abroad.)

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