I would generally agree, however United Grand Lodge Victoria does have an official Masonic Passport. It's purpose is not really for international visiting, but to record your degrees, and completion of prerequisite Education Modules before advancement in each Degree.
The chain of progression through the three degrees here is;
Initiation (immediately following which the Masonic Passport should be presented).
Masonic Advancement Program 1 (known as MAP1) - and educational presentation with Q&A attended following a degree.
Fellow Craft Degree
Master Mason Degree
Presentation of Master Mason's Certificate.
These are recorded in a "Masonic Passport" which is held by the Brother and presented at Initiation. It is then signed by the WM and Sec for each Degree, and an official Grand Lodge MAP presenter. We do not have dues cards here, so if they are presented within the financial year when last signed, they can be used as an indication of being financial, but once you have your MM Certificate, they really just become a momento and I would test any brother presenting one at all stages of his career. The intent of the Passport is to show you have completed the Degree and the corresponding MAP before being advanced - that is a Constitutional Requirement here.
I am familiar with that through the Scottish Rite. In my jurisdictions the lodge maintains a record of the first three degrees, but the valley hands each Brother his own record of degrees 4 through 32.
I originally thought the reasons for that is some of the degrees are mandatory to witness in full so they get marked in the passport before it is issued to the new SR member. The optional degrees are "communicated" or described rather than presented on stage. Many Brothers travel to various valleys to see the optional degrees. I've taken my wife out of town for weekends to be able to see one degree then go out sight seeing with her.