The Transnistrian passport is issued to citizens of Transnistria for the purpose of international travel and for the purpose of legal identification within Transnistria.
As Transnistria is not recognized by any of nation of the world (with the exceptions of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and the Republic of Artsakh, all of which are also mostly unrecognised), a Transnistrian passport is not valid for travel to all countries in the world. As dual nationality is permitted, most people affected are entitled to either a Moldovan, Russian, or Ukrainian passport for travel abroad.
The first passport was issued on October 1, 2001. From the mid-1990s to October 2001, citizens were issued a paper insert in addition to a passport of another state (or a Soviet Union passport, whose design was used from 1974 until its expiration after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991) indicating the citizen's connection with Transnistria.