Haitian passport
Haitian passport front cover
Issued by Haiti
First issued1 January 2009[1] (current version)
EligibilityHaitian citizenship
Expiration10 years

The Haitian passport is issued to citizens of Haiti for international travel.

To obtain a Haitian passport, one must be a Haitian citizen and furnish proof thereof. As of 2013, people who were born in Haiti but who later changed their nationality may obtain Haitian passports.[2]

Physical appearance

The front cover is dark blue in colour and bears the Coat of arms of Haiti embossed in silver. and 'Republic of Haiti Passport' in French and Haitian Creole, the two official languages of the Haiti.

Identification page


The passport is written in Creole and French.


Passport issued to Hans Erich Max Emden by the Haitian government, who managed to escape the Holocaust. In 1941 he used it to travel to Argentina.

Between 1937 and 1942, a Haitian passport and Haitian citizenship could be obtained without visiting the country.[5] About 100 Eastern European Jews used this method to escape Europe.[6] At about this time, United States officials became aware of a 'passports for sale' racket carried out with the complicity of the Haitian government. In return for a substantial loan from a Swiss bank, 100 genuine signed passports were made available for sale in Germany, reportedly for $3,000 each.[7][8]

In 2011, the launch of biometric or epassports was announced.[9]

Visa requirements

As of 1 January 2017, Haitian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 50 countries and territories, ranking the Haitian passport 86th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Gabonese and Malagasy passports) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[10]

See also


  1. ^ "Home". www.consilium.europa.eu. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  2. ^ Refugees, United Nations High Commissioner for. "Refworld | Haiti: Dual citizenship, including legislation; requirements and procedures for former Haitian citizens to re-acquire citizenship (2012-January 2013)". Refworld. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  3. ^ "Passports Services". U.S. Embassy in Haiti. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  4. ^ "Photos". U.S. Embassy in Haiti. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  5. ^ Hitler's man in Havana: Heinz Lüning and Nazi espionage in Latin America By Thomas David Schoonover, p.131. University Press of Kentucky, 2008. ISBN 0-8131-2501-4
  6. ^ "Haiti Virtual Jewish History Tour". www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  7. ^ Schoonover, Thomas David (2008). Hitler's man in Havana: Heinz Lüning and Nazi espionage in Latin America. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 131. ISBN 978-0-8131-2501-5. Retrieved 2010-01-24. Haitian passport.
  8. ^ Henderson, rew; planning, rew Henderson is the world's most sought-after consultant on international tax; Immigration, Investment; decade, global citizenship He has personally lived this lifestyle for over a; Seven-, Now Works with; Entrepreneurs, Eight-Figure; Best", Investors Who Want to "Go Where They're Treated (2015-09-23). "It's harder to get citizenship in these countries". Nomad Capitalist. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  9. ^ "Haiti - Technology : New passport and border controls - HaitiLibre.com : Haiti news 7/7". www.haitilibre.com. Retrieved 2022-01-05.
  10. ^ "Global Ranking - Visa Restriction Index 2017" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2019. Retrieved 14 March 2017.