(CPs) are passports of countries no longer in existence, e.g. former British or Dutch colonies such as Rhodesia, Zanzibar, Dutch Guiana, Netherlands East Indies, &c. These states have usually changed their names, typically after gaining independence. Thus, British Honduras is now Belize, while Zanzibar fused with then time Tanganyika to become today's Tanzania. Upper Volta became Burkina Faso, and of course, some of the most recent examples include the USSR and Czechoslovakia.
When American travelers became prime targets of hijacking and international terrorism on an ever increasing scale, Camouflage Passports were invented to afford them some additional security. The idea was to present a potential hijacker with a valid looking, non-American document to hide one's identity. Thus, it was supposed, terrorists might pick someone else to harp upon, to take hostage or even to kill.
Camouflage Passports were never intended to be used as actual traveling documents at border controls etc. Even today, we strongly advise against using them in lieu of bona fide passports when crossing from one country to another: not all border officials are as a dumb as they may seem, while you will certainly be inviting no ends of hassle if you give them the impression of willfully hiding something from them.
In some countries this may be a felony, but even where it isn't, people caught traveling with "counterfeit documents" are always viewed with strong suspicion. You may even face an espionage charge, depending on the current political situation, and you shouldn't count on your home country's consulate or embassy personnel being particularly happy about having to cater for someone pretending not to be one of their citizens in the first place. Thus, their diligence and eagerness to help could prove to be severely wanting - meaning that you may have to spend weeks and months wasting away in a foreign jail, which is no fun thing at all!Advantages of a Camouflage Passport:
1. Avoids the risk of being singled out by terrorists or hijackers because of your country or origin.
2. Avoids the risk of terrorist reprisals.
3. Mask your real identity in threatening situations.
4. Convincingly unobtrusive and plausible, using the old names of real countries.
5. Professionally manufactured with real looking travel history visa stamps and personal photos and computer identity strip.
6. Fictitious names possible (choose your personal data).
7. Comes with two supplemental documents to reinforce your disguise.
8. Only a limited number of camouflage passports are issued from each country, increasing their authenticity.
With the acceptance of the U.S. State Department, approval of the U.S. Customs Service, Justice Department and the F.B.I. Camouflage Passports are widely used in the international travel world. It has a richly authentic vinyl cover which is embossed with gold lettering. It contains your photo, entry/exit stamps, as well as a registration number and official seal. In fact, it looks just like a real passport. The only thing is that the country that issued the passport no longer exists.
The following camouflage passport countries are currently available:
* British Guiana
* British Honduras
* British West Indies
* Dutch Guiana
* Eastern Samoa
* New Granada
* New Hebrides
* Netherlands East Indies
* Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
* South Vietnam
* Spanish Guinea
* British Hong Kong Camouflage Passport Uses
The Camouflage Passport has been created to identify you as an unimportant tourist from a small, harmless country. It is legal to use in a hijack or kidnap situation but has no official status. It is to be used only as an instrument for your personal protection. In fact, many government officials use them to protect their identity when traveling to mask their identity and reduce their risk in threatening situations. All Camouflage Passports come complete with exit stamps.
In addition a Camouflage Passport can be used to safeguard your real passport. Consider those trips to countries where some hotels require that you leave your passport in an unprotected pigeon hole overnight. Instead of risking the loss of your real passport you hand them over your alternate identity Camouflage Passport.Personal Privacy
You may have a multitude of additional reasons why your true identity could put you in an undesirable position, particularly if you are high-profile and wealthy. You can never actually know before some nasty streak of events whether you are really in safety or not, can you? What if you country's regime changes overnight? If suddenly you are victimized for being of a wrong religion, nationality, or political party membership - or because your spouse holds a grudge and denounces you a child molester, a porn fiend, a pervert, a drug dealer, a mobster? Think of all the possibilities inherent in a social and political system based on conformist and permanent state controlled brainwashing! And if that's not enough: how about the IRS or your local equivalent to that agency?
Your personal privacy is your fundamental right, but in today's modern technological world, it is too often compromised. Nobody likes being hassled. An alternate identity might be just the thing to avoid unwelcome attention.Banking Purposes
Granted that one of the most frequent reasons why Camouflage Passports are being used these days is "highly unofficial", it is nevertheless of great interest if you want to anonymize your banking assets. This can be quite critical in a world where the purported "Drug War" has led to increasingly restrictive banking practices all over the world. While border guards and consular officials are absolute pros when it comes to recognizing false foreign documents, bank employees usually aren't. Thus if your name is "John Smith" and you have a Camouflage Passport from say, British Honduras on the name "James Miller" and use it to identify yourself when setting up a new account with a foreign bank (never do it in the place where you are actually living or working!), you can insure total anonymity even if that country's banking laws do not permit of such a thing.
Because the bank will not be aware of your true identity, they cannot give you away even if they wanted to. Please keep in mind, though, that such a procedure is a criminal offense in most countries. Obviously, the document alone is not enough - you have to develop the bearing and behavior to go along with it. On the other hand, a banker's job consists primarily of relieving you of your money, so the risk of actually getting caught is pretty slim unless you botch the whole thing by not adhering to the standard advice of always keeping a low profile.Are Camouflage Passports legal?
Certainly, but a lot depends on how you use them. Possession is quite legal in most countries including the United States and Canada. They are commonly sold as novelty items and as long as you don't abuse them in an illegal manner, you will hardly get into any trouble. However, don't ever try anything illegal like leaving or entering the country with a Camouflage Passport, never try it out in a traffic control, and most certainly don't ever try to honk it off to someone else as a genuine item! Actually, the latter has penned occasionally here and there. We frown upon such a practice as it only makes life difficult for all bona fide people involved in using Camouflage Passports in a discrete, unobtrusive manner where absolutely necessary, holding it in reserve for hard times i.e. emergencies. May you never actually need it - but you may never go unprepared, either!
With our Camouflage Package not only will you receive an authentic looking passport you will also receive two forms of supplementary ID to reinforce your disguise. These will be custom made with your personal details and will ensure the credibility of your passport.
You can of course order your Camouflage Passport in any name you like and if you don't supply an address in the chosen country, we will insert a fictitious one based in one of the major cities of that country.Requirements:
1. Two (2) passport size photos (black & white or color) - 2 inches x 2 inches/5 cm x 5 cm. We also accept a JPEG scan, resolution: 600 dpi color.
2. Place and date of birth (day/month/year).
3. Height, weight in pounds and eye color.
4. A signature in black ink on a separate piece of white paper. We also accept a JPEG scan, resolution: 300 dpi.
5. Our fee of EUR 1000.
Validity: 10 years.
Delivery Time: 4 weeks.
Additional bonus: Camouflage Driver's License and back up ID, i.e. a health card, etc.
We also offer two additional pieces of identification - a driver's license from your passport country and a health card or similar. See details on order form. (Of course, we are categorically NOT suggesting you actually drive with this document - this may get you in very deep water legally. Plus, there are insurance issues to consider in case of accident, etc.)
All items sold are for novelty purposes only.Ot order a Camouflage Passport in your own name please email us the following information:
1. Last Name:
2. First Name and Middle Initial:
3. Street Address or P.O.B:
6. Postal/Zip Code:
8. E-mail Address:
10. Fax: For Camouflage Passports and complementary ID cards issued to a different name please fill out the following fields:
1. First name to put on passport:
2. Last name to put on passport:. (names do not need to be your birth name)
3. Date of birth:
4. Place of birth:
5. Height (in cm and inches):
6. Color of eyes:
7. Weight (in lbs.):
Also, please don't forget to send us by e-mail your photographs:
* TWO PASSPORT SIZE PHOTOS (2" x 2") or (1-3/8" x 1-1/4") in Black & White or Color
* And for the DRIVER'S LICENSE send ONE ID SIZE PHOTO (1" x 1-1/4") For ExtraFee you can have Diplomatic Camouflage Passports. Very Limited Supply!
The Diplomatic Camouflage Passport comes with the seal and signature from the Ministry Department!