The 10 Best Passport Holders to Buy in 2018

These holders will keep your passport safe at all times

Most travelers can relate to the airport grind and the need to have your travel documents at the ready, so many companies have created handy passport holders. These days, most passport holders can also store credit cards, cash and other small items and come with RFID (radio-frequency identification) blocking material to prevent digital theft. While some passport holders are worn around the neck, others fit around the waist or are similar to a traditional wallet. Need help deciding which one you should spring for? Take a look at our best passport holders to make travel more convenient. 

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    Venture 4th delivers a reliable, durable and versatile passport holder at a fair price (and it even comes with a lifetime warranty). Measuring 8.3x 5.9 x .4 inches, the pouch is medium-sized, yet has two zippered pockets, a clear ID display (great for cruise passengers or going to Disney World) and a velcro pouch. Wear it over your clothes or under your shirt to conceal it. The passport holder is made of water-resistant material with RFID blocking and is available in grey, brown, black, or silver. Amazon buyers felt that the neck pouch was lightweight, comfortable and well made.

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    If you’re interested in a basic neck wallet design but aren’t trying to spend too much, consider the RFID Wallet. Made of durable waterproof nylon, the passport holder is easy to clean and can hold up to two or three passports in the passport pouch. There are also three credit card slots, one cell phone pouch, as well as one zippered coin pocket. One drawback is that the RFID wallet doesn’t have a clear plastic front for displaying additional identification. The pouch is available in blue, black or gray and can easily be tucked in a purse or under a shirt. Some buyers noted that when full, it can be a little difficult to remove the credit cards. 

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    One challenge of travel – particularly when on longer flights – is trying to keep your phone charged, so you can navigate a new city easily after landing. The Lovie Style passport holder solves this by installing a backup phone charger for iPhones and Android smartphones right into the case. The removable power bank comes with a charge cord that tucks conveniently into the fold of the passport. The trendy-looking case is also equipped with RFID blocking materials and can hold credit cards, cash and more. The wallet measures 7.5 inches x 4 x 1 inches and comes in five colors. Unlike some other wallets, this passport holder does not have a neck tie.

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    Adventure travelers will appreciate the rugged design of the “neck wallet passport holder” by Wink’s Travel, which is a useful accessory when exploring a new area. In addition to going through the airport, the pouch is great for day hikes, concerts or sightseeing and is made of waterproof nylon (although it is not submersible). To protect from digital pickpockets, two layers of RFID blocking material are embedded in the case. There are several pockets to hold a smartphone, passport, chap stick, headphones, cash or credit cards, and the breathable mesh on the back makes for a comfortable fit. At nine inches long, the pouch is a tad larger than some of the competitors.

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    While many waist wallets can be bulky, the Tarriss money belt is slim enough to fit comfortably under the waistline of jeans (however, it can also be worn on the outside of clothing). The tan pouch is made with RFID materials, as well as soft and breathable backing that won’t rub on your skin. And the two pockets make your passport easily accessible. The waist wallet measures 11 x .2 x 5 inches and is a great alternative to a heavy purse or daypack. Amazon buyers appreciated that the bag was adjustable and felt that their belongings were secure when wearing it.

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    If you’re looking for a traditional, vintage design that protects your passport from wear and tear, the Villini leather passport cover is a good buy. Made of genuine leather, the passport holder has a 3-D embossing of the Brooklyn Bridge located on the rear side of the passport case, while the USA Coat of Arms is on the front. Purchase more than one and easily spot which passport belongs to who, thanks to different color variations of blues, reds and browns. It is important to note that this does not serve as a wallet and is just used as a passport cover.

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    If you’re traveling with family and holding onto everyone’s passports or have a lot of paperwork to keep organized (boarding passes, bus tickets, etc.), then consider the “Travel Wallet and Family Passport Holder” from Zero Grid. The sleek, black wallet unzips to open like a book, and has enough space to store six passports, 10 credit cards or numerous travel documents. The holder is made of water-resistant fabric and has RFID-blocking material. This holder measures 8.9 x 5.5 x 1 inches, so it is too large to fit in a pocket, but can easily be stored in carry-on luggage. It comes with a lifetime warranty.

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    For those who prefer to have their passport in their hand, but also appreciate the security of a strap to hold it in place, the FlyMEI travel wallet offers the perfect compromise. The holder has a wrist strap that makes a handy clutch when traveling through the airport. An exterior side pouch holds all those items you need to have ready to show TSA agents such as ID and boarding passes. The clutch unzips and has slots inside for three passports, plus loads of credit cards, a cash slot, as well as another zipped enclosure for coins and other small items. The cotton fabric gives the holder a stylish look that’s great for day-to-day use as well and it comes in grey or pink.

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    Herschel Supply Co. Raynor Passport Holder RFID
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    If you prefer a traditional wallet design that’s not too bulky, the Herschel Supply Co. Raynor Passport Holder is stylish and simple - yet functional. Made of durable polyester, the passport wallet comes in numerous designs, including various colors in a denim print, tropical birds, foliage and geometric patterns. The wallet contains RFID protection, interior lining, as well as slots for three credit cards. The classic bi-fold design displays a large passport slot and a currency pouch, but it does not have any snap closures – although the items fit snuggly into the wallet. Measuring 6 inches x 4.5 x .5 (depth), it fits easily into a pants pocket or purse.

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    Clear Passport Protective Cover and Document Holder
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    Your passport is one of the most valuable things you own, so keeping it protected from the rain, unexpected spills, and wear and tear are very important. The Clear Passport protective cover from Javoedge can hold one passport, and the transparent PVC casing makes it easy for TSA agents to inspect it without having to dig it out of a wallet (just have it folded so that it’s stored on the photo page). The interior also has slots for credit cards, boarding passes or other items you need to have near your passport. Be aware that this is just a cover and doesn’t contain RFID blocking – you’ll need an additional holder for that.

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