Tuvaluan passport
Cover of Tuvaluan Passport.jpg
The front cover of a Tuvaluan Passport
TypePassport
Issued by Tuvalu
PurposeIdentification
Expiration5 years

The Tuvaluan Passport is an international travel document that is issued to Tuvaluan citizens subject to Tuvaluan nationality law.

As of 1 July 2019, Tuvaluan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 126 countries and territories, ranking the Tuvaluan passport 44th in terms of travel freedom (tied with the Nicaraguan and Ukrainian passports) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[1] Tuvalu signed a mutual visa waiver agreement with Schengen Area countries on 1 July 2016.[2]

All Tuvaluan passports are issued in the name of the Tuvaluan monarch. The first page of a Tuvaluan passport reads:[3]

"The Governor-General of Tuvalu hereby requests and requires in the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second all those whom it may concern to allow the holder of this passport to pass freely, without hindrance or delay, and in case of need to give the holder all lawful aid and protection. The holder of this passport has the right to enter and reside in Tuvalu."

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Henley Passport Index" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Agreement between the European Union and Tuvalu on the short-stay visa waiver". European Council. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  3. ^ PASSPORTS ACT (PDF), retrieved 22 October 2021

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