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A Refugee Travel Document allows refugees in Canada to travel outside of canada without a passport from their home country.

A PR travel document (PRTD also known as Form IMM 5529) allows Canadian permanent residents who are not in the country to prove their immigration status on their return to Canada.

More information is available from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (CIC).

Can a refugee from Columbia who now has a Canada Travel Document get a USA visa for a flight connection in the US?

You will need to apply for the visa and see if you are approved. It’s up to the US government.


I’m a Canadian permanent resident. I went to the UK without realising my PR card had expired. I applied for a PRTD and got issued it within 4 days. It shows no. Of entries as ‘mulitple’ and expiration date of 31 Jan 2019. I’m now back in Canada and need to travel to the US. Can i use this document again to get back in to Canada on my return?

Yes, that’s what it means, you can leave Canada again and travel back to Canada with it, through the expiry date.


I applied for a PRTD on humanitarian grounds(was removed as a minor), It has been 45 days and I still haven’t heard back… How long should i wait ?

You need to contact the visa office where you applied to find out what’s happening. You can use the “Case Specific Enquiry” form.


Does an adult refugee travel document allow entry to Germany without a visa?

Probably not. You should contact the German consulate nearest you to confirm.


I hold a travel document from Canada I’m a permanent residence of Canada, IM a citizen of Nicaragua, do I need a visa to enter USA for vacation.

You need a visitor visa to travel to the United States and will continue to need one until you become a Canadian citizen.


I have a Travel document issued from Canada . Can i use that to travel to Mexico or I need a Visa to enter that country

You need to contact the Mexican Embassy or a Mexican consulate to find out whether or not they’ll let you travel there without a visa.


my question if is passable to travel by certificate of identity canada passport to any europe countries ?

You should contact an embassy of a Schengen Area-member country to see if they will accept a Canadian Certificate of Identity as a travel document.


i am originally from Afghanistan, and a permanent resident of Canada. while holding a travel document issued by Canada to which countries i can enter visa free or without a visa

Whether or not you can enter with a Refugee Travel Document is up to the individual countries and not usually something they publicize. You’ll have to pick where you want to travel and contact the Embassy.


I did a short landing to meet date criteria mentioned on CoPR. After staying for 10 days, I returned back to my home country (India). So, I do not have PR card with me. Now, when I am applying for PRTD, it is asking for 2 piece of proof confirming my PR status. What should I do now ? I only have CoPR and no other document to prove my PR status.

Are you sure they are asking for two proofs of your PR Status? Or are they asking for two proofs of your identity?


I’ve applied for a permanent resident travel document to the nearest Canadian consulate in the US what takes care of those applications,however there is not a processing time to show how long it would take…I would just like to know the processing time on the document.

Unfortunately, the only publicly available processing time for PR Travel Document applications is an average of all visa office processing times. That average is 3 weeks. We don’t know if that consulate is faster or slower than average.


how long does a pr travel document take to process

The average processing time is 3 weeks but that is an average among all Canadian visa offices around the world.


where can I go with my Canada travel document

Your range of travel should be indicated your travel document. Usually, your refugee travel document prevents you from travelling only to the country you fled. However, all countries have different visa rules, so you will have to check with the country you are planning on visiting, as to whether or not you require a visa, and whether or not you can enter with the refugee travel document.


how long it takes to process PRTV? I have recently landed to Canada and waiting for PR card, however I have travel back home and I need to come back without PR card via PRTV.

On average, it takes three weeks to process a Permanent Residence Travel Document. Processing time varies by office, though.


l am a convention refugee and i applied for PR card. I arrived Toronto 8 months ago. I have RTD with visit visa to Egypt. I would like to ask do i need to do anything more to secure my return to Canada. for example with CBSA or any other immigration agencies.

Your Refugee Travel Document serves as a stand-in for your home passport. You should be okay to return to Canada with it, but if you are becoming a permanent resident, perhaps wait until you have the PR Card before you travel.


im new in Canada 4 month only and i have pr but i want to travel and i need travel document but i want to get my travel document in short time so what i have to do and im living in Calgary Alberta i want to go to Sudan ? So how long it will take my travel document?

If you have not yet received your PR Card you should wait to receive it before you travel to Sudan because it will take a minimum of 3 weeks for the visa office responsible for Sudan (which is located in Rome, Italy) to process your application once they’ve received it.

If you already have your PR Card, you do not need a PRTD to return to Canada, just your PR Card and passport.

If, however, your question is about a Refugee Travel Document instead, whether or not you can apply for it and use it to travel to Sudan depends upon which country you fled from. If you fled from a country other than Sudan, you can apply for a Refugee Travel Document to travel back there.


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