East German passport

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East German passport
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East German passport.
Issued by  East Germany
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements East German citizenship

The East German passport was issued to citizens of the former East Germany for international travel. Since the reunification of Germany, all German citizens are issued German passports.


East German passports contain text in German, French, English and Russian.

Passport note[edit]

East German passports contain a note to the effect that:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs asks all authorities both inland and abroad to let the bearer of this passport travel freely and to grant him any protection and assistance that he might require.

Versions issued in late 1989 forward to the country's demise omit the note.