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
The application form is the same for both types of travel documents.
They’re 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 cannot use these travel documents to go to your country of citizenship.
You should contact the embassy of the country you plan to visit (opens in a new tab) to check if your travel document will be accepted.
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