Determine your eligibility – who can apply for a travel document

Travel documents are for residents of Canada who are:

  • stateless persons
  • convention refugees
  • protected persons

Contact us if you do not know your immigration status.

Once we receive your application, we will decide whether to issue you a:

  • Canadian refugee travel document
  • Canadian certificate of identity

Travel documents for children

You may apply for a travel document for a child (under the age of 16) if you are:

  • one of the child’s parents and providing proof of parentage or
  • the child’s legal guardian and providing proof of legal guardianship or
  • the custodial parent in the case of separation or divorce and providing related legal documents
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