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I want to travel to Namibia wit a certificate of identity. Which route should i take

Some countries will require you to get a transit visa and some will not.

The first thing you need to do is to find out whether or not you will need a transit visa through the EU, as most trips are going to send you to Europe before Africa.

If you need a transit visa for the EU, you can check to see if you could fly to Brazil or another south American country which may not require the same thing of you.

However, the issue with Canadian Certificates of Identity is most countries do not publicize whether or not they require visas for holders of these documents. So you will have to contact the Embassy or Consulate of any country you are planning to transit through.

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I have a convention refugee travel document. I am a permanent resident of Canada. I am going to Germany for 2 years to obtain my MSc. My entry point is France where I have a orientation week and then I proceed to Germany. Can I apply for my long stay visa once I get to Germany? It was recommended to me that I obtain a residence permit for Germany before leaving as I will be staying more than 90 days.

This is a Canadian website which focuses on people trying to come to or stay in Canada. We do not know what Germany’s immigration laws are. Contact your closest German Consulate or the Embassy in Ottawa for information.

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I am Permanent Resident of Canada who was accepted as convention refugee and received Canadian Refugee Travel Document before. Now my Canadian Refugee Travel Document is expired, Can I get Refugee Travel Document again or will I get Certificate of Identity? Are Permanent Residents of Canada who got their PRs under protected person status category eligible to receive Refugee Travel Document?

Passport Canada decides whether to issue you the Certificate of Identity or the Refugee Travel Document. The application is the same, they issue whichever is applicable.

However, the point is moot currently as the office is closed until the pandemic is better under control.

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if you have a visa made to dubai on your indian passport prior to getting your new Canadian passport ; can you travel to Dubai with the Indian passport even After you get the Canadian citizenship. The reason for soing this is because the visa to Dubai is made using those indian passport details? also can I surrender my Indian passport after travel to Dubai? or in India?The next port of travel from dubai will be to India where in I can use the new Canadian passport; After which I will surrender my Indian passport in India. Please let me know if this will be okay to do so

If you are a citizen of more than one country you can choose which passport to use to enter another country. It’s probably a good idea to use the same citizenship to enter that country in the future.

If you are a citizen of a country which automatically revokes citizenship when you become a citizen of a second country this could be a problem, however. Countries which have this policy have a hard time enforcing it so as long as your passport is still valid you should be okay.

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