Liechtenstein Passport
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Liechtenstein Passport
Liechtenstein passport
Cover of a Liechtenstein biometric passport. Cover is blue colour with a gold-coloured crest. Text reads "FÜRSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN" above the crest and "REISEPASS" below
The front cover of a contemporary Liechtenstein biometric passport
The data page of a contemporary Liechtenstein biometric passport
Issued by Liechtenstein
First issued26 October 2006[1]
EligibilityLiechtenstein citizenship
Expiration10 years adults over 15, 3 years minors under 15
CostCHF 250 (adults), CHF 50 (minors)[2]

Liechtenstein passports are issued to nationals of Liechtenstein for the purpose of international travel. Beside serving as proof of Liechtenstein citizenship, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from Liechtenstein consular officials abroad (or missions of Switzerland in case a Liechtenstein representation is not available).[3]

The passport, along with the Liechtenstein identity card allows for the freedom of movement in any of the states of EFTA[4] and the EEA. This is because Liechtenstein is a member state of EFTA, and by virtue of it also being a member of the European Economic Area (EEA) and part of the Schengen Area.

Physical appearance

Liechtenstein passports are blue with the coat of arms of Liechtenstein emblazoned in the centre. The words "FÜRSTENTUM LIECHTENSTEIN" (Principality of Liechtenstein) are inscribed above the coat of arms, with "REISEPASS" (passport) and the international biometric passport symbol below.

Effect of Liechtenstein citizenship

Citizens of Liechtenstein are allowed to reside in Switzerland. Additionally, as a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), citizens of Liechtenstein are permitted to take up residence in any EEA member state.

Citizens of EEA member states, which consist of the European Union and three of the four European Free Trade Association states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway) enjoy the freedom to travel and work in any EEA country without a visa, although transitory dispositions[clarification needed] may restrict the rights of citizens of new member states to work in other countries.

Visa requirements

Visa requirements for Liechtenstein citizens

As of March 2020, Liechtenstein citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 178 countries and territories, ranking the Liechtenstein passport 13th in terms of travel freedom overall, and the lowest of the EFTA member states, according to the Henley Passport Index.[5]

In 2017, The Liechtenstein nationality is ranked fourteenth in Nationality Index (QNI). This index differs from the Visa Restrictions Index, which focuses on external factors including travel freedom. The QNI considers, in addition, to travel freedom on internal factors such as peace & stability, economic strength, and human development as well. [6]

As a member state of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), Liechtenstein citizens enjoy freedom of movement to live and work in other EFTA countries in accordance with the EFTA convention.[7] Moreover, by virtue of Liechtenstein's membership of the European Economic Area (EEA), Liechtenstein citizens also enjoy freedom of movement within all EEA member states. The Citizens' Rights Directive[8] defines the right of free movement for citizens of the EEA,[9] and all EFTA and EU citizens are not only visa-exempt but are legally entitled to enter and reside in each other's countries.

See also


  1. ^ "Council of the European Union - PRADO - LIE-AO-02001".
  2. ^ Preis und Gültigkeit Archived 2013-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Justice and Culture". Retrieved .
  4. ^ "Short Overview of the EFTA Convention". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Global Ranking - Passport Index 2019" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "The 41 nationalities with the best quality of life". 2016-02-06. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Short Overview of the EFTA Convention". Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ "EUR-Lex - 32004L0038R(01) - EN - EUR-Lex". Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Decision of the EEA Joint Committee No 158/2007 of 7 December 2007 amending Annex V (Free movement of workers) and Annex VIII (Right of establishment) to the EEA Agreement, 2008-05-08, retrieved


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