Canadian travel documents for nonCanadians in Canada

Refugee travel documents are issued to residents of Canada who are protected persons, including Convention refugees and persons in need of protection.

Certificates of identity are issued to permanent residents of Canada who are not protected persons and are stateless or cannot obtain a national passport or travel document from any other source.

These documents are only issued in Canada.

Your fees

Travel documents
Fees CAN$
Adult refugee travel document (age 16 or over) 120
Child refugee travel document (0 to 15 years of age) 57
Adult certificate of identity (age 16 or over) 260
Child certificate of identity (0 to 15 years of age) 141
Expedited services (available only in person)
Fees CAN$
Urgent pick up (by the end of the next business day) 110
Express pick up (within 2 to 9 business days) 50
Standard pick up (on or after 20 business days) 20
Fees CAN$
Additional administrative fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen travel document 45
Certified true copy of a travel document 45

Get up to 3 certified copies of a page in your travel document. Pay a $45 fee for each page you need a copy of.

How to pay your fees

Before you pay

If you don’t use one of the methods listed below, we will return your application to you without processing it. Once we start processing, we can’t refund your fees.

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You can pay using any of the following:

  • credit card or prepaid card (Visa®, MasterCard® or American Express®)
  • debit card
  • certified cheque or money order (postal or bank)
    • in Canadian funds
    • with the exact amount
    • made payable to the “Receiver General for Canada”

We don’t accept cash or personal cheques.

Apply by mail and pay online

To pay your fees online you will need all of the following:

When you finish, you must

  • print a receipt of your payment
  • include it with your application

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