The Gibraltar passport is a British passport issued to Gibraltarians and other British residents in Gibraltar.
As a result of the British Nationality Act 1981, Gibraltarians were British Overseas Territories citizens by default, but could apply for registration as a British Citizen ("an entitlement that cannot be refused") under section 5 of the Act. They are considered British citizens for EU purposes (making them full citizens of the European Union) with all consequential rights and entitlements. Under The British Overseas Territories Act (2002) all British Overseas Territories Citizens have the right to register as British Citizens.
Gibraltar passports are issued by the Gibraltar Passport Office. Since 2005, passports issued in Gibraltar have been biometric.
Gibraltarians travelling within the European Union, European Economic Area and Switzerland are entitled to use a Gibraltar identity card instead of a Gibraltar passport as a travel document.
Read more about Gibraltar Passport: Differences
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