Apply for a Home Office Travel Document

You can apply for a document to travel outside the UK if you are not British and cannot use or get a passport from your country.

Before you travel, check that the country you want to visit will accept a travel document and if you need a visa.

Eligibility

You must be living in the UK for one of the following reasons:
  • you have permission to stay as a refugee or stateless person
  • you have humanitarian protection for a limited time after a failed asylum application
  • you have discretionary leave for a limited time after a failed asylum application
  • you are settled here permanently (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’)
 
You must show that you have formally applied for and been unreasonably refused a passport by authorities in your country, unless you have permission to be in the UK as a refugee or stateless person.
 
You will need to provide evidence that supports your application - use original documents, not photocopies.
 

Types of travel documents

There are 4 different types you can apply for, depending on your status.
 
Your status - Refugee
Type of travel document - Convention travel document
Adult fee - £75
Child (15 or under) fee - £49
Fee if born before 1 September 1929 - £0
 
Your status - Stateless
Type of travel document - Stateless person’s document
Adult fee - £75
Child (15 or under) fee - £49
Fee if born before 1 September 1929 - £0
 
Your status - You want to leave and not come back
Type of travel document - One-way document (also known as an IS137)
Adult fee - £75
Child (15 or under) fee - £49
Fee if born before 1 September 1929 - £75
 
Your status - Refused a passport by your own national authorities
Type of travel document - Certificate of travel
Adult fee - £280
Child (15 or under) fee - £141
Fee if born before 1 September 1929 - £280
 
 
You will not get a refund if you withdraw your application or if it is refused.
 
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