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Re: English Language on Foreign Passports
Posted by ABC Legal Docs, LLC - Jerry Lucas of CO on 4/15/19 11:43am Msg #605411
In 1920, a conference of the League of Nations (precursor to the United Nations) recommended that all passports should be issued in French and one other language, depending on the country. French was chosen as the primary passport language since it was traditionally “the language of diplomacy.” Many passports are still issued in French.

After the 1920 League of Nations meeting, US passports were issued in English and French. Spanish was added in the late 1990s, in recognition of Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico.

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) of the United Nations issues passport standards which are treated as recommendations to national governments. Currently, ICAO recommends that passports be issued in English and French, or in the national language of the issuing country and in either English or French. Many European countries use their national language, along with English and French.
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 Use of foreign passport as ID -  LynnNC on 4/13/19 9:23am
 Re: Use of foreign passport as ID - Yoli/CA on 4/13/19 9:50am
 Re: Use of foreign passport as ID -  LynnNC on 4/13/19 10:08am
 Re: Use of foreign passport as ID - Luckydog on 4/13/19 10:39am
 Use of foreign passport as ID - CA law needs fixing on this -  JanetK_CA on 4/13/19 2:08pm
 Maybe just want to know car buyer has a DL? n/m - Lee/AR on 4/13/19 2:17pm
 Re: Use of foreign passport as ID - shooterclay on 4/13/19 6:02pm
 Maverick is a SIGNING SERVICE only - jojo_MN on 4/15/19 12:22pm
 Re: Maverick is a SIGNING SERVICE only -  JanetK_CA on 4/15/19 5:47pm
 I think Luckydog and Lee/AR are right - MikeC/TX on 4/14/19 5:43pm
 English Language on Foreign Passports - ABC Legal Docs, LLC - Jerry Lucas on 4/14/19 6:53pm
 Re: English Language on Foreign Passports - ABC Legal Docs, LLC - Jerry Lucas on 4/15/19 11:43am



 
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