Yemeni passport

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Yemeni passport
The front cover of a contemporary Yemeni passport.
Issued by  Yemen
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Yemeni citizenship

A Yemeni passport is a government document used by citizens of Yemen for international travel.[1] Yemeni passports are issued by the Immigration and Naturalization Service of the Ministry of the Interior, and by some Yemeni consulates and embassies around the world. [2]

Yemeni passports are typically 42 pages long, and have a dark-blue cover inscribed with the Emblem of Yemen (and the word "Passport" in English and Arabic). As Arabic is a right-to-left script the passport pages read from right to left.

Page content[edit]

The first page of the passport conveys identity information of the passport holder in Arabic as well as English. This includes:

  • Passport number
  • Country code
  • Type
  • Full name
  • Family name
  • Place of birth
  • Birth date
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Issuer
  • Date of issue
  • Expiration date
  • Barcode
  • Codes for machine reading

On the left, there is a picture of the passport holder. The remaining pages are found in the instructions and include:

  • 1. Passports issued in the Republic of Yemen in the interest of Immigration and Naturalization and its subsidiaries and diplomatic missions and consulates accredited to the Republic abroad.
  • 2. The period of validity of this passport is six years from the date of issuance.
  • 3. The benefit of this passport to travel to all countries of the world.
  • 4. This passport contains 42 pages.

"Important Alert" This passport is an important document and should be maintained so as not to be left in the possession of another person not entitled to hold it. If loss or damage should occur, report it immediately to the point of issuance or the nearest Embassy belonging to the Republic of Yemen or confided to the authority of the accepted view of it, nor is issued alternative document only after extensive research and investigation. There is then the title page of the passport holder and his relatives who are in the Republic of Yemen to return to them when necessary.

There in the fourth page of the passport registration and record reads as follows:

Enrollment record Consulate record for all citizens of the Republic of Yemen is residing in its jurisdiction names. And every citizen for six months or more lives that restricts his name in the Consular Department record enrollment and be free of charge if requested within six months of arrival in the consular department and lead curse consular fees assessed if requested after the expiry of this period. There are then two pages of notes and 4 pages of additions and 32 pages for visas.


Passports containing the observations of the issuer that is shown to the authorities of all other nations, and to identify the bearer as a citizen in the country and the demand by allowing them to pass, and be treated in accordance with international standards. That observation in the Yemeni passports are printed in English and Arabic. Observed within nations Yemeni passports, in Arabic: Aasm Foreign Minister please all of the specialists allow the bearer of this passport to pass with overcoming any difficulties encountered and make him help and surrounded with care when required.

Security tags[edit]

Many of the security tags found in the Yemeni passport to travel to the degree of fraud Security tags are located in the first paper. The Barcode and two-dimensional watermark are located in another personal and bottom of the image and the passport when exposing to light shows a map of Yemen at the top of the image in some copies of personal image and the Republic of Yemen logo appears in the middle of the passport when exposed to light

When exposed to light, the passport page number written in Arabic and English is visible at the top of the sheet on both sides. The edge of the paper contains a silver stripe flag of the Republic repeated 10 times and the word 'Yemen' in Arabic and English. It shows the emblem of the Republic in the middle of a duplicate paper thrice.

Visa requirements[edit]

Countries and territories with visa-free or visa on arrival entry for holders of regular Yemeni passports

In 2016, Yemeni citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 38 countries and territories. This ranked the Yemeni passport 97th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index.

On 27 January 2017, United States President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting all refugee admissions from seven countries, including Yemen. This order is currently being upheld by the Supreme Court.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Passport, Yemen Embassy, United States]
  2. ^ Embassy of the Republic of Yemen, Canada For example, the Consulate in Ottawa does not issue or renew passports.

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