From February 7, you can apply for a new passport.
Passports are normally constructed in a plain and uncomplicated fashion, but the Belgian government has opted to liven up this travel document. Belgium launched a new passport on January 27 with a design motif based on comic characters. In its passport, the European nation honours its legacy by citing comic books such as The Adventures of Tintin, The Smurfs, Willy and Wanda, and others. Belgians will be able to apply for new passports starting February 7.
“The new Belgian passport will be identifiable thanks to its original design, which honours one of our culture’s jewels: the heroines and heroes of comic strips,” the Belgian government said in a statement. The new passports, which were produced with the support of anti-fraud experts, will be safer than the previous ones, according to the statement. The sophisticated drawings, according to Design TAXI, may make it impossible to fraudulently copy the 32-page booklet. Despite its new features, the new passport’s price will not alter.
This news has enthralled not only Belgians, but comic book fans all across the world. “The Belgians are known for their love of comics,” one person tweeted, praising the initiative. While Tintin and Milou may have some dubious morals, the possibility of having your passport designed in the style of a comic book is enticing.” “On the occasion of the debut of the new passport, a temporary exhibition on the history of the Belgian passport will run at the Comics Museum (Zandstraat 20, 1000 Brussels) from January 28 to March 6, 2022,” the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted.