Canada issues two types of travel documents: the refugee travel document and the certificate of identity.
Travel documents are issued to residents of Canada who are convention refugees, protected persons, and stateless persons. They are also issued to permanent residents of less than three years who can’t get a national passport for a valid reason.
Wildfires in British Columbia
Special measures are in place to help those affected by the wildfires, including free replacement of citizenship and immigration documents. Read the notice.
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Who can apply for a travel document and who can apply on behalf of a child
Application forms for adults and children, what documents you need to submit and where to apply
Photo size, what can and cannot be worn in passport photos and who can take a passport photo
Where to collect your travel document if you do not want it mailed to you and what to do when you receive it
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.
Find answers to your passport application questions.
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