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In the past week, John Kerry has landed in Paris, Tel Aviv, Riyadh, and Brussels - maybe more. Does he carry a passport?

Asked by elbanditoroso (22756points) March 31st, 2014

First question – as secretary of state, his signature is the one on the credentials as the executive for the United States. Can his (John Kerry’s) passport be legitimate if it is issued under his own signature as the Secretary of State?

Second – do foreign countries require him to go through passport control? Or is it assumed that he is who he says he is?

Third, when he flies back to the US, is he required to show his passport (like I am) and is he subject to those obnoxious questions from the border control people?

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JLeslie's avatar

I don’t know the answer for sure, but 25 years ago when I flew from Dover Airforce base and landed in Germany at Rhein Main Air base (my dad was military and we caught a space A flight for a vacation) they did not check our passports at all. We just landed, collected our luggage and left the base right into Germany. It might be different now. We had our passports with us, I don’t think they were checked even when we came back to the states, but in the states they made us go through customs. We didn’t have anything to claim so we walked right though, some other people had some food or alcohol maybe, I am not sure. Basically, my military ID was my ID into America.

zenvelo's avatar

He has a diplomatic passport, so he does not have to go through customs or immigration control in foreign countries. He does have to go through it here, but as a ranking Cabinet member he can claim Security Clearance on his personal effects.

GloPro's avatar

His passport is likely older than his position and not authorized by him.

rojo's avatar

He has people to wipe his ass for him. They take care of all the dingleberries. I would hazard a guess that even he does not know if he has a passport.

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