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.
The 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.