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Ben's passports


First Introduced
Owned by
Found by
Sayid, inside a secret closet in Ben's house in the Barracks
Used by

At his home in the Barracks, Benjamin Linus has a number of passports from various countries under different aliases. Amongst the passports are ones for Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and Switzerland. Sayid discovered the passports in a drawer in a hidden closet. ("The Economist") Ben used a Swiss passport to check into a hotel in Tunisia. ("The Shape of Things to Come")


Ben's Swiss passport

  • The name on the passport is "Dean Moriarty"
  • The passport number is 012153
  • The birth date is listed as March 03, 1962
  • Place of birth is listed as Zurich
  • The date of issue is listed as April 02, 2003
  • The expiration date is listed as April 01, 2013
Ben's passports box as seen at Lost: The Auction

There are a few errors on the passport:

  • It is not the design of a real Swiss passport
  • Swiss passports are printed in 5 languages (de,fe,it,rm,en)
  • There is a typo on the date of issue, it should say 02 AVR/APR 03 and not AVR/PR
  • The international code for Switzerland is CHE and not SWI
  • Instead of "Place of birth" it should read "Place of origin"

Ben's Canadian passport

  • Ben used a [[1]] passport to check into the hotel in Tunisia.
  • This passpMedia:Example.oggort also used the name "Dean Moriarty".

Ben's Brazilian passport

  • Ben's Brazilian passport has two spelling errors: first, the country name should read BRASIL instead of BRAZIL, and PASSPORT should read PASSAPORTE.


  • Dean Moriarty was a character in Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road.
  • Dean Moriarty is the name of Alex Russo's boyfriend in Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place [2]
  • Professor Moriarty was the evil genius villain of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's series of Sherlock Holmes novels.
  • Arvin Sloane, the main antagonist in J.J. Abrams's Alias, based most of his work out of Zurich.
  • Ben's passport ID number is HNSO12153. The same passport ID number is found on Michael's passport.

Unanswered questions

Unanswered questions
  1. Do not answer the questions here.
  2. Keep the questions open-ended and neutral: do not suggest an answer.
More details...
For fan theories about these unanswered questions, see: Ben's passports/Theories
  • Why does Ben need so many different passports?
  • What has Ben used these passports for in the past?
  • Why does the passport say Dean Moriarty, not Benjamin Linus?
  • Which passports are real?
  • Where did he get them?

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