Palauan passport
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Palauan passport front cover
TypePassport
Issued by Palau
PurposeIdentification
Expiration10 years

The Palauan passport is an international travel document that is issued to Palauan citizens which is issued centrally at the Passport Office in Meyuns, Palau.

History

Issuance of the Palauan passport began on 8 December 1994, whilst official and diplomatic passports were first issued on 9 December 1994.[1]

In accordance with law RPPL7-3, on 31 December 2006, all non-machine readable Palauan passports automatically expired and from 1 January 2007 onwards, only machine readable Palauan passports are valid travel documents, even if a non-machine readable passport has not yet reached its expiry date.[2]

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Palauan citizens

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Visa requirements for Palauan citizens
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As of 2 July 2019, Palauan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 118 countries and territories, ranking the Palauan passport 50th in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.[3]

Palau signed a mutual visa waiver agreement with Schengen Area countries on 7 December 2015.[4]

Application

Applying for an ordinary Palauan passport currently costs USD50.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2017-02-19. Retrieved 2010-02-15.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Embassy of the Republic of Palau - Bulletins, Press Releases & Notices [200701171]". Archived from the original on 2013-08-05. Retrieved 2010-02-15.
  3. ^ "Global Ranking - Passport Index 2019" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 2 July 2019.
  4. ^ http://www.mvariety.com/regional-news/82168-eu-palau-sign-short-stay-visa-waiver-agreement[dead link]
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-09-20. Retrieved 2010-02-15.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

See also