There are wonderful craftsmen who produce "Masonic Passports" that you describe... only they hold no weight (that I know of) and are used to collect stamps/seals of lodges visited as a memento.Being that our lodge is chartered from Europe we are actually issued masonic passports rather than ID cards. It looks very much like a US passport with your photo etc. It states when and where you were made a mason, and obviously states the jurisdiction you fall under.
A Masonic "passport" is basically a small book with blank pages, where you can keep a record of the lodges you visit. I wish I had received one 30 years ago, when I was made a MM. I could have had it stamped, when I visited overseas lodges. I have one, that I obtained a few years ago. You might suggest to your lodge, that they consider getting passports to present to newly made Masons.
Abt 2 years ago, a visiting Brother from another Country carried his GL issued 'travel papers'. This document was about 4" x 6" card stock, looked and was worded near identical to 'dues cards' as used in the US. The 'travel paper' had both the front and back of our 'dues card' printed on the front side with embossed seal of the GL.I don't know what to say about the verbiage on the dues cards. I understand that some of the foreign lodges don't have dues cards, so they don't look for others to have them either.
Having travelled in foreign countries. The processis actually quite complicated. I had to contact my lodge Secretary and send him the details of the lodge I planned to visit. He then contacted the Grand Secretary who contacted the Grand Secretary in the jurisdiction I was visiting and sent them a letter stating I am a member in good standing and planned to visit a lodge. That letter was then forwarded to the lodge secretary in the lodge I was planning to visit, my lodge secretary and me. I took a copy with me. After all that, every Masonic courtesy was given to me.The requirement for a dues card is an interesting one. Here in New Zealand we aren't issued with dues cards at all. The only correspondence we get is a letter, when requested, from Grand Lodge attesting to our membership. I wonder if that alone would be sufficient when visiting overseas?