Standard passports may contain information such as the holder's name, place and date of birth, photograph, signature, and other identifying information.Many countries are moving towards including biometric information in a microchip embedded in the passport, making them machine-readable and difficult to counterfeit. We’ve even got a full range of hybrid bikes (perfect for commuting), which includes several folding bikes – ideal if you’re taking the train or you’re short on storage space. Pop into one of our UK bike stores where our friendly staff will help, or use our super handy right bike finder tool. Or if it’s all about tracks and trails, head to our mountain bikes for a mix of hardtail and full suspension machines.One of the earliest known references to paperwork that served in a role similar to that of a passport is found in the Hebrew Bible.Nehemiah 2:7-9, dating from approximately 450 BC, states that Nehemiah, an official serving King Artaxerxes I of Persia, asked permission to travel to Judea; the king granted leave and gave him a letter "to the governors beyond the river" requesting safe passage for him as he traveled through their lands.In the medieval Islamic Caliphate, a form of passport was the bara'a, a receipt for taxes paid.Only people who paid their zakah (for Muslims) or jizya (for dhimmis) taxes were permitted to travel to different regions of the Caliphate; thus, the bara'a receipt was a "traveler's basic passport." In medieval Europe, such documents were issued to foreign travelers by local authorities (as opposed to local citizens, as is the modern practice) and generally contained a list of towns and cities the document holder was permitted to enter or pass through.
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Previously issued passports usually remain valid until each expires.
A passport holder is normally entitled to enter the country that issued the passport, though some people entitled to a passport may not be full citizens with right of abode.