Where was the first proper passport issued?

Here is the question :


Here is the option for the question :

  • Egypt
  • United Kingdom
  • China
  • Germany

The Answer:

And, the answer for the the question is :

United Kingdom


[STC003578] The use of passports dates back a significant amount of time. In point of fact, the Bible contains the very earliest reference to the concept of “travel papers.” But the first proper passport issued from a governing body to its citizens was in the United Kingdom in the 15th century. Passports were issued to the people of King Henry V’s realm so that they could more easily identify themselves as citizens of the United Kingdom when they traveled. It is amusing that Her Majesty the Queen’s name is used on all passports issued in the United Kingdom today given that she is the only citizen of the United Kingdom who does not require a passport in order to travel.