Apply for a travel document for non-Canadians: About the process
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There are 2 types of travel documents non-Canadians can use when travelling:
- refugee travel document
- certificate of identity
They are issued to
- Convention refugees
- protected persons
- stateless persons
- permanent residents of Canada in special circumstances
The issuing office decides how long your travel document is valid for.
You can’t use a travel document to go to your country of citizenship. Some countries may also not accept your travel document as a valid piece of identification.
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