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Five Nations Passport Group

The Five Nations Passport Group is an international forum between the passport issuing authorities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States to "share best practices and discuss innovations related to the development of passport policies, products and practices",[1] thereby ensuring that the five countries work collectively towards achieving a secure travel document, safe international travel and protecting national borders.[2]

The annual Five Nations Passport Conference is a largely informal in-person meeting between officials of the participating agencies, with some additional invited guests such as the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in 2011. It has taken place since at least as far back as 2004.[3]

Participating agencies

Passports

Passports in circulation in Five Nations countries

Passports in circulation Population Percentage
Australia 14,234,420[4]
(2018)
25,117,300
(2018 estimate)
57%
Canada 22,200,000[5]
(2017)
37,067,011
(2018 estimate)
60%
New Zealand 2,900,000[6] 4,917,180
(2018 estimate)
70%
UK 50,702,966[7]
(2018)
67,545,757
(2019 estimate)
75%
US 137,588,631*[8]
(2018 fiscal year)
325,719,178
(2017 estimate)
42%
*includes passport cards

See also

References

  1. ^ Passport Canada: International comparison of passport-issuing authorities Archived September 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Accountant profile - Adeel Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Five Nations Passport Group meetings - a Freedom of Information request to HM Passport Office". 26 November 2013.
  4. ^ 2017-18 Passport Facts. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  5. ^ Passport Program Annual Report for 2016 - 2017. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  6. ^ Observatory of Public Sector Innovation: "Online Passport Renewal Service (ORS)". OECD. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  7. ^ Freedom of Information request to HM Passport Office. 17 February 2017. WhatDoTheyKnow.com. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  8. ^ Passport Statistics. U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs. Retrieved 8 November 2018.

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