The World Passport is a 45-page document issued by the World Service Authority, a non-profit organization, citing Article 13, Section 2, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: Everyone has the right to leave any country, including his own, and to return to his country. World Passports have reportedly been accepted on a de facto case-by-case basis by over 174 countries and, at one time or another, on an explicit, legal or de jure basis by Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Mauritania, Tanzania, Togo and Zambia. The latest edition of the World Passport, issued January 2007, is an MRD (machine readable document) with an alphanumeric code bar enabling computer input plus an embedded “ghost” photo for security, printing overcovered with a plastic film.
Freedom of travel is one of the essential marks of the liberated human being. In modern times, however, the passport has become a symbol of national sovereignty and control by each nation-state.That control works both for citizens within a nation and all others outside. All nations thus collude in the system of control of travel rather than its freedom. The World Passport is therefore a meaningful symbol and sometimes powerful tool for the implementation of the fundamental human right of freedom of travel.
The World Passport challenges the exclusive assumption of sovereignty of the nation-state system. It is designed however to conform to nation-state requirements for travel documents. It does not, however, indicate the nationality of its bearer, only his/her birthplace. It is therefore a neutral, apolitical document of identity and potential travel document. A passport gains credibility only by its acceptance by authorities other than the issuing agent. The World Passport in this respect has a track record of over 50 years acceptance since it was first issued.
The passport is in 7 languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Esperanto. Two covers available are: “World Passport”, and “World Government Passport” (for registered World Citizens), (“passport” is in 7 languages on both covers). The cover is blue with gold lettering. Two pages are reserved for affiliate identifications: diplomatic corps, organizations, firms, etc. There are nineteen visa pages. In the inside back cover, there is space for home address, next of kin, doctor, employer, driving license no. and national passport/identity number. Each passport is numbered and each page has the World Citizen logo in the background.
Freedom of travel is one of the essential marks of the liberated human being, as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, then the very acceptance of a national passport is the mark of the slave, serf or subject. No one has the right to tell you you can’t move freely on your natural birthplace! It is your right of freedom of travel on planet Earth. So get yourself one!
If you want to apply for a World Passport, please go to the World Passport Application Form.
Many thanks to Mohamed Ali/Medeshi