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Libyan passport
The passport of the State of Libya that was used in 2014
Issued by Libya
First issued2014 (Machine-readable passport MRP)
PurposeIdentification, International Travel
Valid inAll countries except Israel
EligibilityLibyan citizenship
Expiration8 years
Cost50.50 LYD

The Libyan passport is issued to citizens of Libya for international travel.


The Libyan passport design has been changed at least 5 or 6 times. The passport was most recently redesigned in 2014, following the killing of Muammar Gaddafi and subsequent regime change.

Kingdom of Libya

During the last days of the Kingdom of Libya, the Libyan passport was valid to the countries shown below:[citation needed]

All Arab countries, Pakistan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Cyprus, Malta, India, Japan, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, (West) Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the United States.

The color of the passport was black and featured the monarchy's emblem in the middle.

Libyan Arab Republic

After the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic by Gaddafi on 1 September 1969, the Libyan passport had over time become valid to People's Republic of Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, and Romania.[citation needed]

The color of the passport was black and featured the Eagle of Saladin in the middle.

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

In the early 1990s, the Libyan passport was valid to all countries in the world, except South Africa, and occupied Palestine.

Later on after the Apartheid was abolished in South Africa, the Libyan passport started being valid to use for travel to South Africa as well.

The color of the passport was green, representing Libya's past flag, and features the Hawk of Quraish in the middle.

State of Libya

After the 2011 civil war, nothing changed except work started on a newer blue Passport which was the first Passport that is Machine-readable Passport MRP, that was introduced in 2014.

The color of the passport is blue and features a star and crescent, an emblem on the current flag and symbol of Islam.

See also