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Travel document

A travel document is an identity document issued by a government or international treaty organization to facilitate the movement of individuals or small groups of persons across international boundaries. Travel documents usually assure other governments that the holder may return to the issuing country. Travel documents are often issued in booklet form to allow other governments to place visas as well as entry and exit stamps into them.

The most common travel document is a passport, which usually gives the bearer more privileges like visa-free access to certain countries. Several other groups of documents issued for a different purpose officially serve as travel documents, generally for a limited set of countries.

Travel documents recognized by Republic of Latvia

According to Latvian Law on Personal identification Documents, the personal identity documents are considered passport and identity card.

The passport can be either citizen or non-citizen passport irrespective of the place of issue: republic of Latvia, EU member state or third countries.

There are different travel documents: citizen passport, non-citizen passport, Alien`s passport, Stateless person’s travel document, Refugee’s travel document, Travel document (Alternative status), Diplomatic passport, Service passport.

Since April 2011 an Identity card is introduced and slowly appears into daily circulation.

In practice as personal identity documents serves driving licence. Though, at state authorities it is frequently rejected. For example, banks, courts, sworn notaries usually requires to present passport or identity card.

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