Revealed: the & # 39; shameful & # 39; design error with one of & # 39; the world's & # 39; most powerful & # 39; passports
- New Zealand travelers have complained about the sustainability of their passports
- They claimed that the passport will not last ten years
- The expiry date of the passport was increased from five to 10 years in 2014
- Although the Ministry of International Affairs said that sustainability had not changed
Questions have been raised about the sustainability of the New Zealand passport, with travelers complaining that the documents are susceptible to wear.
Some have claimed that their travel documents did not last the full ten years since the expiration date for the little black travel book was raised.
The lifespan of the passport was extended from five to ten years in 2014, although there was a minimal redesign to ensure that they last twice as long.
The Ministry of International Affairs (DIA) admitted NZ Herald minor adjustments have been made to ensure sustainability.
Questions have been asked about the sustainability of the New Zealand passport where travelers complain that the documents are susceptible to wear (stock image)
& # 39; We regularly change various elements of our passports, but we have not substantially changed the construction of the cover sheet in 2014 or thereafter. & # 39;
The fear has been raised that the wear may be a reason for travelers being removed from airports.
Some travelers have already noticed that the edges of the cover curl.
New Zealand passports
The New Zealand passport is considered to be one of the most powerful in the world in terms of the number of countries that a traveler can visit with it.
With the passport, kiwi & # 39; s can visit more than 170 countries around the world.
New Zealand passports are also gender-friendly and can be marked with an M (male), f (female) or x (not specified).
An adult passport has an expiration date of 10 years, while children's passports are still five years old, because they change appearance earlier.
If a passport is kept in poor condition and water is damaged, torn or torn, a traveler may be refused entry to a country.
As a rule, passports must be free from manipulation or counterfeiting and must be kept in good condition.
Border agents must check the defects on the photo page with traveler details.
Damage that can be considered valuable is watermarks, torn pages, and a damaged cover.
A German tourist was sent back from an airport in New Zealand after his passport was considered too damaged in 2015.
Although the DIA said that as long as the data page was in good condition, travelers should be fine to go wherever they wanted.
& # 39; The critical element of the passport is the data page built with robust polycarbonate and this should be considerably damaged to affect the validity of the passport. & # 39;
The DIA offered suggestions that travelers could minimize the wear on their passports.
They are advised to keep the travel document out of direct sunlight and away from water.
The fear has been raised that the wear may be a reason for travelers being sent away from airports (stock image)
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