300 Norwegian passport disappear in the mail annually. The solution to the problem may be sending passports by courier.
This is according to a letter that Attorney General Anders Anundsen has sent to parliament, the newspaper Bergens Tidende writes.In the letter Anundsen lists several proposals he has asked the Police Directorate to consider, inter alia, to improve the tracking service so that you can follow a passport and track it if it disappears.
– Another option is home delivery by courier, writes Anundsen.
Today many new passport are sent to people’s mail boxes by regular class mail. Such letters can not be traced, and this means that no one knows the whereabouts of the approximately 300 passports that disappear each year.
– People ought to be able to get their passport back home in a safe and cost effective manner. The Ministry will prioritize this work from now on, the Minister of Justice writes.
A total of 30,000 Norwegian passport have been reported lost each year. In other words, 1 percent of those disappear in the mail.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today