They say if you have the German Passport then the world is under your feet. Yes, a German passport can make you visit 177 countries across the world and the icing on the cake without needing a visa. Even then it is not the rarest passport of the world, you sure are wondering then what makes a passport so rare? The answer will be given by the passport of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
This is the rarest passport of the world and those who are wondering about it here is a guide for you! The Order of Malta is a Roman Catholic institution or order. This works under the motto of “Defence of the (Catholic) faith and assistance to the poor.” It is active in 120 countries, where it helps people on medical, social, and humanitarian grounds.
Who Have These Passports?
Only 500 people in the world have this passport. The number is less as per the rules of the Sovereign Order of Malta, diplomatic passports are only granted to:
- The members of the Sovereign Council
- Heads and members of its Diplomatic Missions (as well as their consort and minor children)
- To senior figures in charge of special missions within the Order of Malta.
This makes it the world’s most exclusive passport. The passport remains active for only 4 years and is strictly linked to the duration of a given assignment by the Order. The Order continues diplomatic relations with 106 states. These passports are the form of identification in actual. There are over 13,500 knights, dames, and chaplains along with 80,000 permanent volunteers and 25,000 employees. It means it’s a tough chip to score even if you’re inside the system. However, countries like UK, USA and New Zealand do not accept the Order’s passport as a legitimate form of identification.