How Much Does A Passport Weigh?

Generally, a passport is supposed to have a minimum weight of about 25-35 grams (0.88-1.23 ozs). Thus, a certain passport has a definite weight.

A U.S passport weighs around 1.5 ounces or about 42 grams. Meanwhile, in the U.K, a jumbo passport might weigh 47 grams. However, the standard passport weight in Europe is 42 grams.


Every passport or each passport has varied dimensions or sizes. Even so, the standard size or dimension of a passport booklet is 4.921 x 3.465 in (125 x 88 mm). It generally uses the B7 format. A UK passport also uses the B7 format for its passport dimension. Meanwhile, a US passport uses 4 15/16 x 3 7/16 inches.

USA Passport Pictures

Passport Power Ranking

A passport surprisingly has its different values and ranks. Which country gets the first rank? Let’s take a look at the following details!

  1. South Korea and Singapore. These countries win 163 points.
  2. Japan and Germany. Rank in second place, both Japan and Germany have 162 points.
  3. Denmark, Italy, Finland, Spain, and France. These countries are in third place with 1 different point from second place, 161.
  4. In the 97th place (last place), Afghanistan has its smallest valuable passport; its point is 25.

Passport Requirements

Again, all countries might have different passport requirements, but generally, when you are about to create a passport, you need to prepare certain documents, such as:

  1. Online appointment confirmation paper
  2. Personal appearance
  3. Accomplished passport application form
  4. Original and photocopy of (origin country) authenticated birth certificate. For a married woman, a PSA authentic marriage contract report paper is also necessary.
  5. Any valid IDs (SSS card, UMID card, GSIS card, PRC card, etc.) with one photocopy.

Passport Photo 

If you would like to create a passport, it is a must for you to submit passport photos in which:

  1. In color
  2. Printed in qualified photo paper
  3. Matches the photo size (it shall be between 25 and 35 mm or between 1 and 1 3.8 inches from chin to head)
  4. Updated (at least the last 6 months taken)
  5. Taken in front of an off-white background
  6. Full face view (camera-facing)
  7. Have a neutral smile (facial expression), and both eyes opened
  8. Wear daily, normally clothing (do not use uniform, hat, glasses, items such as headphones or wireless hand devices)

Finally, all countries might have different requirements and information about passports. However, those details explained above might be general and standard info.