A Passport wallet -
should you get one?



A passport wallet is a vital travel accessory. It is a small, thin, plastic wallet that holds your passport and other documents (spare passport photos etc.) and protects your passport from damage. It can be very helpful in keeping your passport safe from damage.

Your passport is the most important document you have while overseas. If it becomes damaged, it is no longer valid as a travel document. Passports are expensive and time consuming to replace, so the last thing you want to happen is to damage it while you are travelling! There are all sorts of things that could happen to your passport. The last thing protecting it is your passport wallet.

"I was too lazy to put my passport in its wallet, and the passport's coat of arms actually rubbed off! I had a lot of trouble at borders after that, and had to get a new one soon after." - Brad

A TSA lock can be either a keyed padlock or a combinations lock. They are equally as secure as either type. For more details about these kinds of locks, checkout our padlocks or our combination lock pages.


Where can I get one?

Some governments issues wallets with passports (e.g. Australia). If your government does not issue one with your passport, you can find one in most travel shops. You can also find them for sale online. They often come in different colours and styles, and range from affordable plastic to leather luxury.

Cost: $15-80



We hope this information has been helpful! Make sure you checkout our other Security Accessories and Travel Accessories.

Need some advice on the best and easiest ways to get your passport or visa? Checkout our passport and visa tips.

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