Canada issues two types of travel documents: the travel document and the certificate of identity.
These travel documents are issued to residents of Canada who are:
- Convention Refugees
- Protected Persons
- Stateless Persons
- Permanent Residents for less than three years who are unable to obtain a national passport for a valid reason.
Only after we have received all your required information can we determine which document you are eligible for and for how long it will be valid.
Change of extension policy for travel documents:
Refugee travel documents and certificates of identity issued prior to July 18, 2010, are no longer extendable. The new policy of not extending the validity period of travel documents conforms to new security features and the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization.