I'm looking for word or phrase that describes documents or credentials that by definition have an expiry date. Examples of such documents can be:

  • Passports
  • Certifications
  • Licenses
  • Credentials
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    There is a phrase: Documents with expiry dates
    – ermanen
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 2:00

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While I can find no authority to support these, the terms time-limited and time-restricted seem to logically (and semantically) apply.

If you want a colloquial phrase, consider good through (or thru) and good until as adjectival phrases.

  • Transient-lasting only for a short time, (temporary)
  • Transitory-not permanent
  • Temporary
  • Thanks - are you suggesting 'Transient Documents'?
    – link64
    Commented Aug 27, 2014 at 1:27

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