Travel documents for non-Canadian adults and children

Canada issues two types of travel documents: the refugee travel document and the certificate of identity.

They are issued to residents of Canada who are convention refugees, protected persons, and stateless persons. They are also issued to permanent residents who can’t get a national travel document for a valid reason.

Services and information

Determine your eligibility

Who can apply for a travel document and who can apply on behalf of a child

Apply for a travel document

Application forms for adults and children, what documents you need to submit and where to apply

Get a photo

Photo size, what can and cannot be worn in passport photos and who can take a passport photo

Choose the gender identifier on your travel document

How to apply, application forms and what supporting documents you need

Pick up your travel document

Where to collect your travel document if you do not want it mailed to you and what to do when you receive it


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