March 31, 1980
WORLD SERVICE AUTHORITY EXPANDS AGENCY SERVICES TO SIX COUNTRIES AND IN U.S.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The World Service Authority, an international human rights organization which issues its World Passports in accordance with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, has named agents in six countries and five major U.S. cities outside Washington, D.C., where WSA has its world headquarters.
These representatives, mostly travel agents, handle applications for the World Passport and other WSA identification documents. Agents receive a 25 percent servicing commission from the present passport fee of $36 and from the cost of other documents.
The six new countries from which agents issue WSA documents include Austria, Cameroon, Ghana, Guyana, Hong Kong, and Lebanon.
In the U.S., new agents appointed are in Brooklyn, NY; San Diego, CA; Clinton, CT; and Fairfax and Falls Church, VA.
World Passport holders are considered pioneers in terms of practicing the provisions of the freedom of travel article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
National passports not always are accepted worldwide, especially in view of present international political situations. In cases such as this, possession of a World Passport, which is a neutral document printed in seven languages, has been found very useful.
WSA's World Passport has been accepted in over 100 countries on a case-by-case basis through the granting of tourist visas, residency and labor permits. For countless travelers, business persons, refugees, and stateless persons they have successfully served as a backup form of identification. To many persons, the WSA World Passport has meant literally the difference between life and death, imprisonment and freedom.