Somaliland Passport
Baasaboorka Somaliland (Somali)
جواز سفر صوماليلاندي (Arabic)
The front cover of Somaliland passport
Data page of a first generation biometric passport
Issued by Somaliland Immigration[1]
First issued1996 (first version)
14 September 2014
(biometric version)
Eligibility Somalilander citizenship
Expiration5 years
Cost$110 for Somaliland National ID holders.

The Somaliland passport (Somali: Baasaboorka Somaliland, Arabic: جواز سفر صوماليلاندي) is the passport issued to citizens of the unrecognized country of Somaliland for international travel.[2][3][4] A passport was issued for the first time in 1996, and a biometric passport was in 2014, in line with new global standards and the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Passport descriptions

The color of the Somaliland passport is black, and it bears the symbol of the state's sovereignty. It also bears the following inscriptions in the Somali, Arabic and English languages:.


"Republic of Somaliland" (Somali: JAMHUURIYADDA SOMALILAND) (Arabic: الجمهورية صومالي لاند)

In the center: there is the Emblem of Somaliland

Below: «Passport» (Somali: BAASABOOR) (Arabic: جواز سفر)

Notably, the three-letter code used in Somaliland passports to represent the country and nationality is RSL, which is, understandably, absent from the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 list of country codes.

Acceptance for International Travel

Citizens with a Somaliland travel document can go to the following countries:


There are a number of types of Somaliland passports:

Regular Passport
Service Passport
Diplomatic Passport

Passport gallery

See also


  1. ^ "Immigration & Refugee Law".
  2. ^ Holidays, Political (2020-01-16). "Somaliland Passport". Political Holidays. Archived from the original on 2020-11-26. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  3. ^ "Kosovo, Taiwan, Somaliland and Other Nations Not Recognised By India - Visa Denied!". The Economic Times.
  4. ^ "Somaliland oo sameysatay baasaboor cusub". BBC News Somali. September 14, 2014.
  5. ^ "Somaliland passport gains official recognition in new UK Home Office measures". September 2018.
  6. ^ "UAE's officially recognize Somaliland passport as a valid document". Horn Diplomat. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  7. ^ MENAFN. "Somaliland: Zambia accepts Somaliland passport". Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  8. ^ admin (2019-06-20). "Breaking News: Turkey Accepts Somaliland Passport". Somaliland Standard. Retrieved 2021-02-05.
  9. ^ Admin (25 August 2020). "Taiwan issuing visas to citizens with Somaliland passport". Somali Dispatch: Somali News In English. Retrieved 23 March 2023.