Artsakh passport

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An ordinary Artsakh passport is dark red, with the Republic of Artsakh's coat of arms emblazoned in gold in the center of the front cover. It is almost identical to the Armenian Passport. The words (Armenian: Արցախի Հանրապետություն) "Republic of Artsakh" and (Armenian: Անձնագիր) "Passport" in the Armenian and English languages also appear on the front cover. The passport is valid for 10 years from the time of issue, the contents of the passport are in the Armenian and English languages.

Passports of the internationally unrecognized Republic of Artsakh are issued based on amendments to the Constitution of Artsakh of 2006.

Due to the status of the state, the passport is not legally recognized by the international community and it is used only within the borders of Artsakh. However, citizens of Artsakh may travel to 3 other Post-Soviet disputed states of Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistria as all members of the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations have agreed to abolish visa requirements for their citizens.

Artsakh permits dual citizenship, and as a result a number of Syrian Armenian refugees were granted Artsakh passports when they immigrated in 2012.[1]

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