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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