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Procedure to apply and obtain Palau Passport
- Only inhabitants of the Republic of Palau can receive passports from that country. Each individual is required to get their passport.
- Provide a birth certificate in its original form or a previous passport from Palau. You’re given and last name, birth date, place, parent(s) names, the date the birth record was submitted, and the seal or other certification of the official record custodian must all be included on a birth certificate.
- Fill in the application form.
- Your biometric data, including your fingerprints and a digital photograph, may be collected at the time of application submission.
- After submitting your application, the authorities will process your passport application. The processing time can vary, so you should inquire about the estimated processing time when you submit your application.
- Once your passport is ready for collection, you will be notified by the authorities. Visit the Immigration Office or the embassy/consulate and bring the necessary identification to receive your Palau passport.
- Birth certificate: You must provide an original or certified copy of your birth certificate. This document verifies your identity and serves as proof of your Palauan citizenship.
- Proof of Palauan citizenship: You must provide documentation proving your Palauan citizenship. This can be in the form of a Certificate of Palauan Citizenship or a Naturalization Certificate.
- Proof of identity: You must provide a valid government-issued identification document establishing your identity. This can be a Palauan National Identification Card or a Palauan driver’s license.
- Passport-sized photos: You will need to provide two recent, color passport-sized photos that meet the specifications set by the Palauan authorities. These photos should have a plain white background and comply with the size and composition guidelines.
- Application form: You will need to complete the passport application form. This form can be obtained from the Immigration Office of the Republic of Palau or the nearest Palauan embassy or consulate.
- Additional documents: Depending on your circumstances, you may be required to provide additional documents. For example, if you are applying for a child’s passport, you may need to submit a parental consent form or provide proof of legal guardianship.
Cost of passport
- The passport Fee is $50.00
- Replacement due to loss, theft, mutilation, or destruction is $75.00
- Official and Diplomatic passports, no fee.
Renewal of Passport
- Make sure to check the expiration date of your existing Palau passport. It’s recommended to start the renewal process at least six months before your passport’s expiration date to avoid any travel complications.
- Obtain the passport renewal application form from the Immigration Office of the Republic of Palau or the nearest Palauan embassy or consulate. Fill out the form accurately and completely with your updated information.
- After submitting your application, the authorities will process your passport renewal. The processing time can vary, so you should inquire about the estimated processing time when you submit your application.
- New machine-readable passports will replace old passports.
Types of Palau Passport
- Regular Passport: This is the standard passport issued to Palauan citizens for general travel purposes. It allows the holder to travel internationally and is an official identification document.
- Official Passport: Official passports are issued to government officials, diplomats, and individuals representing the Palauan government on official business. These passports are used for travel related to official duties and diplomatic purposes.
- Diplomatic Passport: Diplomatic passports are issued to Palauan diplomats and high-ranking government officials who are engaged in diplomatic missions. These passports provide diplomatic immunity and are used for official travel and representation abroad.