Jan 5, 17 / Aqu 05, 01 19:30 UTC
Re: Asgardian passport (International) ¶
I was in no way suggesting we "print these at home". Statements like "No sane nation contracts out their passport production, as letting the materials required to produce these outside of your control is the easiest way to see unautherised copies in circulation" should of implied this. Reading can help. As can research.
The prices for this equipment is purely because of restrictions and because idiots pay for them. A wide variety of home equipment is actually capable, if in potentially a low resolution for some machines, and we would simply avoid these or upgrade them as required. I'm clearly not suggesting we just use OTS hardware, in citizens homes. When the machine costs $500,000 but you can build one for less than $1000 - what do you think will really happen? The paper, and some inks, feature restriction on sale, but we can have them made to our specifications or if needs must (this option would be better for at least some features)develop these ourselves. I'm not suggesting these will be free of security features either, being a border agent, you should be familiar with IACO document 9303 I had suggested that be read, along with it's various amendments. We can get the cost of the templates down a lot further than $250,000 by bypassing a lot of wasted attribution of resources, mostly by performing 99.999% of the work ourselves.
There's a lot of work to be done before we are recognised as a nation, let alone other nations accepting our passports as valid travel documents, and without adherence to IACO 9303 this is likely to be difficult to assure.