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Belgium to recognize Somali passport

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The Belgium government has yesterday announced officially to recognize the diplomatic and service passports Somalia passport

The Belgium embassy in Kenya has yesterday announced the statement on their twitter.

“The Embassy is happy to announce that from today on Belgium recognizes the diplomatic and service passports issued by Somalia.”

A diplomatic passport is issued to diplomats of a country and their accompanying dependents for official international travel and residence and Service or official passport is issued to government employees for work-related travel and their accompanying dependents.

“With this decision, Norway joins other European countries, like France, Italy, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal and Slovenia in recognizing Somali passports.

The decision to recognize Somali passports does not influence on the visa requirements to Norway, which are strict. Non-EU/EEA citizens must apply for a visitor’s visa.

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