Travel documents for non-Canadian adults and children

Refugee travel document and certificate of identity services are available for urgent travel only

If you submitted an application for a refugee travel document or certificate of identity, we’ll process it when service returns to normal.

If you need to travel urgentlyfind out how to get urgent travel document services.

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.


Types of travel documents

Find out what types of travel documents and passports are issued by the Government of Canada.

Canadian temporary passports

For emergency or immediate need, temporary passports may be issued at a Canadian mission abroad.

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