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.
Canada Post is currently in labour negotiations. Failed negotiations could lead to delays in:
- receiving applications mailed within or to Canada
- sending mail to you
If you’re planning on traveling to Canada or submitting an application (including for a passport or other travel document), apply early.
If you are travelling within the next six weeks, apply for a regular Canadian passport in person at a Passport Office, or send your passport or non-Canadian travel document application by courier.
Visit Canada Post for more information before sending any application by mail. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Services and information
Who can apply for a travel document and who can apply on behalf of a child
Application forms for adults and children, what documents you need to submit and where to apply
Photo size, what can and cannot be worn in passport photos and who can take a passport photo
How to apply, application forms and what supporting documents you need
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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