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Temporary passport

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide
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A passport may be issued temporarily for a special reason if a passport cannot be issued even within an accelerated schedule (rapid and express passports). The conditions for issuing a temporary passport are always carefully considered on a case-by-case basis. A temporary passport can only be issued for the period for which it is necessary.

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You can apply for a temporary passport only in person at a police station.

To whom and on what terms

The applicant does not have the absolute right to receive a temporary passport, as there must be special reasons for obtaining it, which the applicant must demonstrate in a reliable manner. The applicant must also provide a clarification for the length of time (for example, for one trip) for which they need the document. As a rule, a temporary passport is issued for a maximum period of 12 months for a specific reason proposed by the applicant. When determining the validity period, the destination country’s possible provisions on passport validity should be considered. The passport applicant must find out about it themselves and provide the authority with an account of any such regulations in force.

Remember that not all countries accept a temporary passport as a travel document.

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Text edited by: Poliisi
Updated: 27/3/2024