United Nations Laissez-Passer

United Nations Laissez-Passer

A United Nations Laissez-Passer (UNLP or LP) is a travel document issued by the United Nations to its staff, under the provisions of Article VII of the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. [cite web|url=http://www.unog.ch/80256EDD006B8954/(httpAssets)/C8297DB1DE8566F2C1256F2600348A73/$file/Convention%20P%20&%20I%20(1946)%20-%20E.pdf|title=CPIUN]

The UNLP is a valid travel document, which can be used like a national passport. Just like for national passports, some countries accept it for entry without the need for a visa (e.g. Germany, Kenya, United Kingdom), while most require a visa to be issued in it before it can be accepted for entry to the country. This is regardless of the nationality of the staff member.

Most officials hold a blue UNLP, which is similar in legal status to a service passport (however, diplomatic status may be conferred to the holder, if a visa issued in the UNLP is a diplomatic visa). A red UNLP is instead issued to particularly high officials, and depending on their rank, this may confer diplomatic privileges and the red UNLP may therefore be similar to a diplomatic passport.


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