Liberia: Information on obtaining a laissez-passer document at a Liberian consulate
|Publisher||United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services|
|Author||Resource Information Center|
|Publication Date||20 July 1999|
|Citation / Document Symbol||LBR99006.ZNK|
|Cite as||United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, Liberia: Information on obtaining a laissez-passer document at a Liberian consulate, 20 July 1999, LBR99006.ZNK, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6a6a20.html [accessed 22 May 2013]|
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In what circumstances would a Liberian consulate issue a laissez passer document instead of a regular passport?
According to the Liberian embassy in Washington, DC, Liberian consulates in the United States and Canada issue laissez passer documents to Liberian citizens "for travel or identification in the event of a lost, destroyed or invalid passport." An embassy official said that Liberians can apply for new passports at consulates abroad, but the process can take between two to three months because all applications are sent to Liberia to be processed (Embassy of Liberia 20 July 1999; see attachment).
This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the RIC within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.
Embassy of the Republic of Liberia. Consular/Visa Issues. [Internet]
Embassy of the Republic of Liberia. Telephone Interview. Washington, DC. 20 July 1999.