Norway’s new passport has hidden feature you only see with UV light


Norway’s new passport has a hidden feature within its pages that could make it one of the coolest pieces of travel documentation in the world.

Once shone under UV light, the Scandinavian country’s natural landscapes glow to show the Northern Lights trailing on the pages of the passport, Telegraph reports.


The concept was developped by Oslo’s Neue Design Studio, which won a competition last year, and is based on theme called “Norwegian Landscapes,” according to the website.

“Nature has always been an essential part of Norwegian identity and tradition, as well as being a key fundament for our welfare,” Neue Design Studio told Telegraph.

What makes the passport even more unique is its cover. Instead of the standard burgundy colour used widely with European Union citizens, Norway’s passport is finished with either a white cover for immigrant, turquoise cover for diplomatic or red cover for citizen, as shown on the agency’s website.


According to Telegraph, Norwegians will have to wait for the new passports, since they are not expected to enter circulation for another year.

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