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Convention Travel Document

July 29, 2020 653

A refugee (ie somebody who has successfully claimed asylum) is entitled to apply for a Convention Travel Document. The countries which are parties to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees – including the UK – are obliged to issue Convention Travel Documents to refugees lawfully resident in their territory. It enables the holder to travel abroad but, for obvious reasons, not to the country from which they sought protection.

Almost all countries in the world will accept a Convention Travel Document as a valid document for travel, but only certain countries will admit the holder visa-free. In many cases they require the holder to also have a visa for travel.

There is no strong pattern to this. Many European countries allow visa-free travel but some of them do not and the majority of countries outside Europe do not either. But, in any case, the rules about this change quite frequently, so it is not possible to compile a useful list of countries that do and countries that do not and there is no official list.

So if you hold a Convention Travel Document and you want to travel to a particular country you need to make enquiries with that country’s embassy to find out whether a visa is required.

At Get UK Visa we have a lot of experience of travel document applications and issues and if you have issues or problems we may be able to help you.

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