The passport of the Republic of Kosovo ( Albanian Pasaportë or Pasaporta e Republikës së Kosovës , Serbian Пасош Pasoš or Пасош Републике Косово / Pasoš Republike Kosovo ) is an identity document that has been issued to citizens of Kosovo since the end of July 2008 to be able to.
Background and description
At the end of July 2008, the UN administration in Pristina stopped issuing their travel documents. The passports remain the property of the Republic of Kosovo and are used for identification and legitimation vis-à-vis state authorities and also vis-à-vis private institutions and individuals.
Due to the high demand, especially from Kosovars living abroad, around 3500 to 4000 passports were produced in the initial phase. The fee is 25 euros , a higher fee is required to speed up the procedure. The validity is ten years.
This document is mainly recognized by those states that have also recognized the state independence of Kosovo.
A biometric passport has been issued by the Ministry of the Interior since October 2011 .
List of states that recognize the Kosovar passport
139 countries recognize the Kosovar passport, including countries that do not consider Kosovo to be independent (see also International Recognition of Kosovo ).
The Kosovar passport consists of a dark blue envelope cover on which the coat of arms of Kosovo , as well as the inscription "Republic of Kosovo" and "Passport" are printed in three languages ( Albanian , Serbian and English ) and in gold color .
The passport consists of 32 pages and has the security features customary in the European Union and required by the ICAO . The Kosovar passports are issued in four different variations: the passport , the service passport , the diplomatic passport and the travel document. The biometric passport is 34 pages long.
- ^ First Kosovo passport issued. In: Der Standard , July 30, 2008.
- ↑ Kosovan passport. Retrieved September 29, 2018 .
- ↑ a b c Partially recognized, not a member of the United Nations (see list of areas not recognized as independent states by the United Nations ).
- ↑ www.mpb-ks.org (Albanian). ( Page no longer available , search in web archives )