More and more passports are lost
More and more passports are lost. Last year, about 25.000 passports were reported missing. 971 of the passports were also reported stolen, writes Norway Post.
“There is good reason to fear that the passports have gotten into illegitimate hands,” section chief Steinar Talgø at the Norwegian Police Directorate says.
The stolen passports could be used to travel illegally to Norway, according to Aftenposten.
Prior to Easter, the government decided to change the passport laws to allow fingerprints to be included in the passports. This will be included in 2010 at the earliest.