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Burundi - Obtain a Biometric Laissez-passer

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Introduction

A Laissez passer is a travel document or identity document issued by a government or international treaty organization to facilitate the movement of individuals or small groups of persons across international boundaries. A laissez-passer is often for one-way travel to the issuing country for humanitarian reasons only such as Restoring Family Links. Some national governments issue laissez-passers to their own nationals as emergency passports.

Burundi introduced a biometric laissez-passer . The purpose of this laissez-passer, which is valid for one year, is to allow individuals who did not have the means to obtain a biometric passport to still be able to leave Burundi and travel abroad. The laissez-passer allows Burundians to leave Burundi only to travel to countries that are members of the East African Community [Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda] Only.

Following are procedures on how to apply for a Laissez-Passer.

Eligibility

It can be requested by any Burundian citizens who have permanent residence in the country.

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Instructions

You must appear in person

Required Information

Letter to Consul General explaining the reasons why you do not have a travel document - when, how and where it was .

  • Copy of the report of the police report. If he does not extend a report request an assigned case number, name and telephone number of the officer.
  • Identity card
  • Photocopy of valid identity card on both sides. In case of a minor must present a birth certificate.
  • 2 colored photos, passport size.
  • Consular stamps.

Procedure

  • Applicants must go to the Consulate who has jurisdiction in the area.
  • Fill in the application form and submit along with all other required documents to the Consulate.
  • The Consulate will send your request to Burundi for approval by the General Directorate of Immigration.

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Required Documents

  • National identity card (valid and in good condition)
  • Paying rights
  • Certificate of validity of the permanent residence granted by immigration
  • identity card for foreign force and in good condition
  • Proof of address issued by police confirming that you are a good citizen.

Fees

The fees for a laissez-passer in lieu of biometric passport is 30,000 BIF.

Validity

It is valid for 12 months.

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Processing Time

The Burundian Ministry of Public Security is responsible for laissez-passer issuing and can be obtained in two days.

Office Locations & Contacts

Minister of Interior and Public Security

Mr. Salvator NTACOBAMAZE

Interior ministers office:

Rue de ici 75, Bujumbura, Burundi. BP 05

Tel: +257 7812 2121

Fax: +257 78 12 1111

E-mail: interiorminister@burundi.bi

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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External Links

http://www.refworld.org/docid/53391a63a.html

http://www.africanbib.biz

http://www.burundi.gov.bi/

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