Anytime you step out of the country you call home, you are going to be carrying with you your passport and other legal documents that contain your legal identity. These are possibly the most important things you pack as you are going to need them to enter a new country and return back to your own. You would not think twice about purchasing luggage to protect your things, so why would you think twice about looking at leather passport cases to protect your identity?
This purchase is especially important for people who are planning to study abroad / internationally as the amount of paperwork they will need to carry along with their passport is immense, and even more pertinent to their success in a new land. It is very hard for a visitor to prove her identity in a country that does not house the identification records of international students. You will need your passport and documents to even begin establishing an identity and record of your residency in a new country, so you should not have to think twice before looking at leather passport cases.
Leather passport cases are a good idea because most are finished / fine leather; therefore, your passport is protected from the possible weather elements you may face and is durable to the rough handling it may experience at customs. There is a stigma that customs is a very rough obstacle to go through when entering or reentering a country, and this stigma is not over exaggerated.
Customs is a very serious matter, and if you have leather passport cases they will see that you respect the value of your documents and thus their jobs meaning you may be treated a little better. If you are not, at least you will be able to move through the area quicker and smoother because you have everything organized within your case and can find the right documents easily.
There are many leather passport cases out there, but one thing you may consider is having your initials embossed on the cover in the leather. Usually, the personalization will not cost much more than the original costs of leather passport cases, and it is an added safety and possibly the reason why you will get your documents returned if through some circumstance you lose your passport and papers. There are some decent people who will make sure that it is returned safely to you if you give them the information they will need to do so.
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