Palauan passport front cover
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Issuance of the Palauan passport began on 8 December 1994, whilst official and diplomatic passports were first issued on 9 December 1994.
In accordance with law RPPL7-3, on 31 December 2006, all non-machine readable Palauan passports automatically expired and from 1 January 2007 onwards, only machine readable Palauan passports are valid travel documents, even if a non-machine readable passport has not yet reached its expiry date.
As of 1 January 2017, Palauan citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 105 countries and territories, ranking the Palauan passport 52nd in terms of travel freedom (tied with Turkish passport) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.
Palau signed a mutual visa waiver agreement with Schengen Area countries on 7 December 2015.
Applying for an ordinary Palauan passport currently costs USD50.