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Transnistrian passport
Passport of Transnistria.jpg
The front cover of a contemporary Transnistrian passport.
TypePassport
Issued by Transnistria
First issued1 October 2001
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityTransnistrian citizenship

The Transnistrian passport is issued to citizens of Transnistria for the purpose of international travel and for the purpose of legal identification within Transnistria.[1]

History

The first Transnistrian passport was issued on 1 October 2001.[2]

Until then, starting in the mid-1990s, 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.

Validity

Transnistria is not recognized by any country of the world (with the exceptions of the unrecognized or partially recognized Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and the Republic of Artsakh), and a Transnistrian passport is not valid for travel to many countries in the world.[3] As dual nationality is permitted, most people affected are entitled to either a Moldovan, Russian or Ukrainian passport for travel abroad.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ Topol, Tom (2021-05-20). "A pretty rare passport of Transnistria • Passport-collector.com". Passport-collector.com. Retrieved 2022-09-05.
  2. ^ "Исполнилось 80 лет паспортной системе | Новости Приднестровья | Официальное информагентство Приднестровской Молдавской Республики". Archived from the original on 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  3. ^ "Is this the world's most useless passport?". Young Pioneer Tours. 2020-03-26. Retrieved 2022-09-05.
  4. ^ Munteanu, Angela; Igor Munteanu (May 2007). "Transnistria: a paradise for vested interests boeckler.de [PDF]" (PDF). SEER-South-East Europe Review for Labour. CEEOL (May): 58. Retrieved 2010-02-17.