|First issued||2014 (Machine-readable passport MRP)|
|Purpose||Identification, International Travel|
|Valid in||All countries except Israel|
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.
During the last days of the Kingdom of Libya, the Libyan passport was valid to the countries shown below:
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.
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.
The color of the passport was black and featured the Eagle of Saladin in the middle.
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.
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.
Passport of the Kingdom of Libya (1951–1969)
Passport of the Libyan Arab Republic (1969–1977)
Passport of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (1977–2014)
Passport of the State of Libya (2014-present)