Travel Documents

The Travel Documents program issues travel documents to individuals who have refugee or protected person status in Canada. The program also issues certificates of identity to legally landed persons.

Delivered by: Passport Canada

Application Information

  • The program requires several months to process applications.
  • Application forms must be signed by the applicant and a guarantor.
  • Application Form

Applicants must also provide the following documents with their application:

  • proof of immigration status in Canada, such as a status of protected person document, a record of landing or a temporary resident permit (originals only)
  • at least one additional identity document bearing the applicant's name and signature, issued by any level of Canadian or foreign government (originals or photocopies signed by the guarantor)
  • two identical passport photographs, one of which is signed by a guarantor, that meet the technical specifications and standards listed in the passport application form
  • any valid or expired travel document issued to the applicant, if applicable (originals only)

Financial Information

Information on fees for travel documents and certificates of identity is available on the Passport Canada Website.

Contact Information

  • General Inquiries: 1-800-567-6868
  • TTY: 1-866-255-7655

Related Information

  • The validity period of these documents and certificates is determined by the issuing office.
  • When a travel document has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or is inaccessible, applicants must also include a completed statutory declaration form with their application form.
  • As of June 1, 2009, everyone travelling to the United States by land, sea, or air, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, must present a valid passport or another secure document. For a comprehensive list of acceptable documents please visit the Canada Border Services Agency's website.
  • The new Automated Border Clearance kiosks are a secure and innovative service designed to accelerate border processing at the Vancouver International Airport and at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.