Liechtenstein passport

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Liechtenstein passport
Cover of a Liechtenstein biometric passport. Cover is blue colour with a gold-coloured crest. Text reads "FÜRSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN" above the crest and "REISEPASS" below
The front cover of a contemporary Liechtenstein biometric passport
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The data page of a contemporary Liechtenstein biometric passport
Date first issued26 October 2006[1]
Issued by Liechtenstein
Type of documentPassport
PurposeIdentification
Eligibility requirementsLiechtenstein citizenship
Expiration10 years adults over 15, 3 years minors under 15
CostCHF 250 (adults), CHF 50 (minors)[2]

Liechtenstein passports are issued to nationals of Liechtenstein for the purpose of international travel. The passport may also serve as proof of Liechtensteiner citizenship.[citation needed]

Physical appearance[edit]

Liechtenstein passports are blue with the coat of arms of Liechtenstein emblazoned in the centre. The words "FÜRSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN" are inscribed above the coat of arms, with "REISEPASS" and the international biometric passport symbol below.

Effect of Liechtenstein citizenship[edit]

Citizens of Liechtenstein are allowed to reside in Switzerland. Additionally, as a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), citizens of Liechtenstein are permitted to take up residence in any EEA member state.

Citizens of EEA member states, which consist of the European Union and three of the four European Free Trade Association states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) enjoy the freedom to travel and work in any EEA country without a visa, although transitory dispositions[clarification needed] may restrict the rights of citizens of new member states to work in other countries. These same rights apply to Switzerland through a series of bilateral agreements.

Visa requirements[edit]

Visa requirements for Liechtenstein citizens

As of January 2019, Liechtenstein citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 178 countries and territories, ranking the Liechtenstein passport 13th in terms of travel freedom overall, and the lowest of the EFTA member states, according to the Henley Passport Index.[3]

In 2017, The Liechtenstein nationality is ranked fourteenth in Nationality Index (QNI). This index differs from the Visa Restrictions Index, which focuses on external factors including travel freedom. The QNI considers, in addition, to travel freedom on internal factors such as peace & stability, economic strength, and human development as well. [4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Council of the European Union - PRADO - LIE-AO-02001". www.consilium.europa.eu.
  2. ^ Preis und Gültigkeit Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Global Ranking - Passport Index 2019" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  4. ^ "The 41 nationalities with the best quality of life". www.businessinsider.de. 2016-02-06. Retrieved 2018-09-10.

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