Tunisian passport

Tunisian passport
Tunisian passport front cover
Date first issued 1 September 2003[1] (current version)
Issued by  Tunisia
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Tunisian citizenship
Expiration 5 years

The Tunisian passport is issued to citizens of Tunisia for international travel.

Passport types

There are three main types of passport:

1. Regular (green) passport, issued to citizens for international travel, valid for 5 years.

2. "Special" (official) passport (passeport spécial, burgundy), issued to Tunisians travelling on official business.

3. Diplomatic (navy blue) passport, issued to Tunisian diplomats and their relatives.

All Tunisian passports comply with ICAO standards. They contain 32 pages.

The first machine-readable passports were issued in 2003.

Cover design

The Tunisian passport has the following wording on its cover :


Middle: The Coat of Arms of Tunisia

Bottom: "جواز سفر " "PASSEPORT" "PASSPORT"

Visa requirements

In 2018, Tunisian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 66 countries and territories, ranking the Tunisian passport 72nd in terms of travel freedom according to the Henley Passport Index.[3]

See also

See Visa requirements for Tunisian citizens.


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  2. "Global Ranking - Passport Index 2018" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 6 March 2018.
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