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The EU Laissez Passer offices are gradually reopening to receive applicants in their premises

laissez passer    June 25, 2020    Comments Off on The EU Laissez Passer offices are gradually reopening to receive applicants in their premises

The European Union laissez passer (EULP) offices in Brussels and Luxembourg reopened their doors to applicants for EULP on 25 May. The Frankfurt office will start receiving again applicants for EULP on 8 July, while its team can be contacted in the meantime by email or phone. All the EULP offices will be working on an “appointment only” basis until… Read more »

How to raise awareness for a new document

laissez passer    February 12, 2020    Comments Off on How to raise awareness for a new document

Travel documents must always be a step ahead in terms of security features – be they optical security features of the booklet or card, or electronic security features in the chip – in order to make the efforts of counterfeiters and criminals a waste of time. Therefore, countries regularly update the design and the security features of their documents. This… Read more »

LP Challenges

laissez passer    January 8, 2020    Comments Off on LP Challenges

Education and awareness are key elements for the usage of relatively rare documents. Therefore, Commission representatives are actively spreading the word about the European Union Laissez-Passer. Even after 4 years in circulation, it is not yet widely known and more education work is necessary. Most recently, Mrs. Maresa Meissl, Head of Unit HR.DS.3 Information Security, gave a presentation during the… Read more »

International recognition of a newly issued document

laissez passer    April 8, 2019    Comments Off on International recognition of a newly issued document

Experiences from the Field Mr Francis Deschrijvere, Local Security Officer for the EU laissez-passer (EULP), shared his experiences gained with the introduction of a brand-new travel document at the High Security Printing Conference in Malta at the end of March 2019. A new document is a challenge, as not only its looks and feels are unknown to border officers, but… Read more »

EU-China-Visawaiver-News

laissez passer    November 27, 2018    Comments Off on EU-China-Visawaiver-News

On Monday, 29 February 2016, the European Union and the People’s Republic of China signed the EU-China short-stay visa waiver agreement for holders of diplomatic passports. This agreement will ensure visa-free travel to the EU and China for stays up to maximum 90 days (within any 180-day period) for holders of a valid diplomatic passport or EU laissez-passer. The visa-waiver… Read more »

Conférence on the new form of the laissez-passer in Brussels

laissez passer    April 26, 2016    Comments Off on Conférence on the new form of the laissez-passer in Brussels
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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 9:00 – 17:00 h Conférence on the new form of the laissez-passer in Brussels Security – Interoperability – Recognition Three aspects of the modernised EU laissez-passer Hear about the legal basis, the regulatory system and international outreach, as well as the recognition of the EU laissez-passer. See the security features and how to verify them, read… Read more »