Libyan passport

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Libyan passport
Issued by Libya
Type of documentPassport
PurposeIdentification and Travel
Eligibility requirementsLibyan citizenship
Expiration10 Years

The Libyan passport is issued to citizens of Libya for international travel and Identification of Libyan Nationals within The Borders and Abroad.


The Libyan passport design has been changed at least three times. With the recent change in the Libyan government and the fall of the Gaddafi regime, the passport of Libya can be expected to be redesigned once again in the near future.[1]

Kingdom of Libya[edit]

During the last days of the Kingdom of Libya, the Libyan passport was valid to the countries shown below:[citation needed]

All Arab countries, Pakistan, Iran, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Ghana, Somaliland, Ethiopia, Cyprus, Malta, India, Japan, the Republic of China (Taiwan), Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, (West) Germany, France, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the United States.

Libyan Arab Republic[edit]

After the overthrow of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic by Gaddafi on September 1, 1969, the Libyan passport had over time become valid to Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union (Russia), and Romania.[citation needed]

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya[edit]

In the early 1990s, the Libyan passport was valid to all countries in the world, except South Africa, and what was claimed as the "occupied Palestine" (which included the Palestinian territories and Israel).[citation needed]

Nowadays, all countries except Palestine and Israel are claimed valid by the Libyan passport.[citation needed]

See also[edit]