(CNN) — Chances are you only have one passport — maybe two if you have dual nationality.
But find yourself in a particular job — diplomatic, investigative or even presidential — and you may get your mitts on documentation that’s altogether inaccessible to the hoi polloi.
Here are some of the nonstandard passports and passes out there.
What is it? Diplomatic passports are issued to government diplomats and consuls stationed abroad.
So, for instance, the United States chargé d’affaires in France, Brian Aggeler, will hold a diplomatic passport, as will the French Ambassador to the United States, Philippe Étienne.
What else? In the UK, there’s a very special type of diplomatic passport, marked with the stamp of the Queen’s Messenger Service (QMS).
Presidential and prime ministerial passports
Perks of the job: US President Joe Biden doesn’t have to pay for his pasport.
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What are the benefits? Again, it’s tricky to be precise.
When we asked the UK Home Office what Boris Johnson’s passport perks might entail, it told us: “We don’t comment on individual cases.”
At least the guilty party had their own identity protected; a press release from Australia’s Immigration Department read: “[Redacted] failed to check that the autofill function in Microsoft Outlook had entered the correct person’s details…