Apply for a travel document for non-Canadians: About the process

Refugee travel document and certificate of identity services are now available

Find out how to apply for regular or urgent service.

If you already applied and now need a travel document urgently, contact us.

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There are 2 types of travel documents non-Canadians can use when travelling:

  • refugee travel document
  • certificate of identity

The application form is the same for both types of travel documents.

They are issued to

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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