Concurrent Passports what, why and how.
Concurrent passports what are they, why I need one and how do I get them?
What is a concurrent passport?
A concurrent is passport is a second passport that many western countries can issue to their citizens on request, generally it is of lesser duration than your primary passport. Eg for US citizens it is only for 2 years and for Australian citizens it is 3 years.
Why would I need one?
The primary reason for having one is to allow you send a passport away for a visa, while still having a valid a travel document. (eg you are in Thailand and need to apply to the Pakistan embassy in Australia for a visa to go there). Other benefits would be avoiding showing a say a Israeli visa stamp to an Arab country and being able to apply for more than visa at a time.
How do I get one?
Generally speaking countries that issue concurrent passports require a travel itinerary with a covering letter of some sorts and where applicable a employer letter also.
So the purpose of thread is provide information on what various countries require and how to go about it, the experience of others doing this would beneficial also.
So to kick this off
For US citizens see http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/94669.pdf
For Australian citizens see Passport Manual
Last edited by craig.iedema; 22 Nov 2012 at 00:35.