Colors within the passport have a nationwide significance

Have you ever wondered why different passports with different colors? Every country has its own color representing the citizen of that particular nationality. You have a range of colors present such as dark green, emerald, juniper green, black, indigo, denim blue, wine red, dark blue, sangria red, light grey, and many more. So, you know the reason for different colors. However, why is it so?


Imagine, travelling on Australia tour packages, with dark blue colored passport handy with you. The security officials at the airport can make out that you are an Indian citizen, just from the color of your passport. A passport is the key to visit different nations all across the globe. Different colors represent your nationality, and make it easier for a quick security check procedure at the airport. So, where do all these colors come from? Let us find out.

Geographical Reasons

Countries use specific color based on the color of their geographical area.

Political Reasons

Some colors play a significant role in political scenario of specific countries, and hence the color.

Religious Reasons

Many colors play an important role from a religious perspective in most nations. Say for example green color has a tremendous significance in Islamic religion, as Prophet Muhammad favored the color. Therefore you will have green colored passports in Islamic countries and Middle East countries.

National Identity Reasons

Other nations choose color based on the character representing their national identity.

Which color belongs where?

  • As already discussed above, green represents Islamic significance and hence Islamic countries are biggest advocates. It is also represented by a few nations within Africa.
  • American passport and many Asian countries including India have blue color in it due to one or another cultural significance. As such the color represents meditation, relaxation, sky, water, oceans, and a new world altogether.
  • Many European countries prefer red color due to historical significance wherein red played a crucial role. Even burgundy is a common color to many other nations in Europe.
  • Although rare, black passports are found on many African nations, playing a prominent role for them. It is most used by people on diplomatic missions. Another color such as maroon stands same purpose, wherein both types of passports have validity of just 5 years.

So, you know now the reason behind your passport color!

Being an Indian, you might have chosen Australia tour packages from Mumbai, and visited different parts of Australia. It is not surprising to see Australian officials gauging your nationality from the color and name. This is just one facet among the many we have just discussed. So, now if anybody asks you why you have a blue colored passport, you can surely tell them the reason behind it.





Author: trushankkumar

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