Where to use

The laissez-passer issued by the European Union is a secure e-travel document. It is recognised as a valid travel document by the authorities of the Member States. It can only be used for service purposes.

photo of printing process of the documentThe following are the basic principles for use:

  • The laissez-passer issued by the European Union is an administrative document created under article 6 of the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities of the European Union, annexed to the Treaty.
  • It is not a passport, it does not confer diplomatic status.
  • The laissez-passer is issued by the President of each European institution or on his/her behalf by an authorised person.