Libyan passport


The Libyan passport is issued to citizens of Libya for international travel.

Libyan passport
TypePassport
Issued by Libya
PurposeIdentification
EligibilityLibyan citizenship

History


The Libyan passport design has been changed at least 5 or 6 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

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, 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.

The color of the passport was black and featured the monarchy's emblem in the middle.

Libyan Arab Republic

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]

The color of the passport was black and featured the Eagle of Saladin in the middle.

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

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]

The color of the passport was green, representing Libya's past flag, and features the Hawk of Quraish in the middle.

State of Libya

After the 2011 civil war, nothing changed except now a Libyan citizen is allowed to go to South Africa.

The color of the passport is blue and features a star and crescent, an emblem on the current flag and symbol of Islam.

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