Afay1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1293 posts, RR: 3 Reply 4, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3575 times:
The coloring most certainly does not go by continent as lots of countries on the same continent have different colored passports. The US diplomatic ones are almost black, rather than deep blue. Anyway, still hoping for an answer to this mystery...
1. Some sort of servicemen passport that isn't used anymore, but had a long validity period.
2. Ex airline/ship crew with still valid passports.
3. Issued abroad to expatriates a long time ago, but still valid. Passports since the 1990s at least that were issued abroad are the same color but often have numbers physically stamped through the cover, pasted on photos, hand written things, etc.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12330 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3558 times:
I had a USA passport (renewal) issued in 1993 that had a green cover. From info inside of it I recall that in 1992-93, USA passports were issued with green covers in recognition of the anniversary (200th?) of the founding of the US Dept. of State and Consular service. Inside pages had the watermark of Benjamin Franklin, whom served as the USA's first Ambassador to France, and the first Ambassador we appointed.
WrenchBender From Canada, joined Feb 2004, 1779 posts, RR: 9 Reply 8, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3509 times:
In Canada the normal every day passport is blue, a government passport is green and a diplomatic passport is red. As a member of the military I have my own personal one that I keep, if I have to travel overseas on government business I can hand over my blue one to travel on a green government one. This is sometimes done on air travel to the middle east so you don't get tagged entering Isreal with a Syrian entry stamp or vice versa. Hope this info helps
LHMARK From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 7255 posts, RR: 51 Reply 9, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3502 times:
I'm pretty sure that the green signifies the pasport holder as a dual-citizen. My friend Craig was born to American Parents in Northern Ireland, and holds both USA and UK citizenship. He has a green passport.
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Corpsnerd09 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 448 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3478 times:
The previous U.S. passport (the one before the 1994 update) featured a green cover and included a special one-page tribute to Ben Franklin in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Consular Service. The cover of the new passport has reverted to the traditional blue color but has retained the woven cloth material used in the green cover.
L-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29350 posts, RR: 62 Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3384 times:
The US military isn't issued special passports, I didn't even need one or have one when I was based in Germany. That was 10 years ago so the rules might have changed.
But about 20 years ago the military did have distictive passports, a TWA airliner was hijacked and flown to Beirut. A US Navy Sailor who was on the aircraft was singled out by the terrorists by that passport, beaten, shot and then dumped out the aft stairwell.
The US military got out of the distintive passport thing after than.
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