December 04, 2006, by Léon Krijnen
International Passport's Record Bureau Tweet
You gotta see it to believe it: the World Passport Record Bureau web site - where you can search the online database. They have over 6 Billion Passports currently on file, and everyone can check them all.
According to the site: under the recent International Passport Act (INPA - enacted on Nov 2, 2003), every country in the world is required to make available to the public a digitized copy of each and every valid passport issued, in their respective country.
While the big question is this is all true and legal, the site works for sure. I tried my own name and sure enough my passport came up, complete, number, photo, all. Now what?
See for yourself: www.scrolllock.nl/passport