Venezuelan passport

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Venezuelan passport
Venezuela passport.jpg
The front cover of a contemporary Venezuelan biometric passport.
Date first issued July 2007 (biometric passport booklet)
Issued by  Venezuela
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Venezuelan citizenship

Venezuelan passports are issued to citizens of Venezuela to travel outside the country. Biometric passports have been issued since July 2007, with a RFID chip containing a picture and fingerprints; passports issued earlier remain valid until they expire.

As of 2013 passports were 34 pages long and displayed a biometric symbol on the bottom of the cover. The cover shows the name "República Bolivariana de Venezuela" on the top. The holder's personal information is written in a digital format on a plastic card which also bears a machine-readable zone on the bottom, and a picture of the holder on the left.

As Venezuela has become a full member of Mercosur, the passport format will be changed to follow the Mercosur model, with a deep blue cover marked Mercosur on the top.

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