Refugee Travel Document

A Refugee Travel Document (RTD) is a travel document issued to refugees who are unable or unwilling to return to their home country due to persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. An RTD is issued by the country that has granted the individual refugee status and is recognized by other countries for travel purposes.

The RTD allows refugees to travel outside of the country that granted them asylum and return without requiring a visa from that country. It is important to note that an RTD does not guarantee entry into any other country, and individuals must still apply for visas or other entry permits to enter a country that requires them.

The process of obtaining an RTD can vary depending on the country that issued the refugee status, but generally involves submitting an application and providing supporting documentation, such as a passport photo, proof of refugee status, and travel itinerary. It is important to consult with the country’s immigration authorities or an experienced immigration attorney for guidance on the specific requirements and procedures for obtaining an RTD.