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You have been granted a refugee travel document because you cannot obtain a passport from your home country. You cannot use the travel document to visit your home country.
Refugees and their spouse, cohabitant and children can be granted a refugee travel document.
If your application for protection (asylum) has been granted or if you arrived in Norway as a resettlement refugee, you will receive a letter from the UDI stating that you have been granted a temporary residence permit with refugee status. This letter will also state whether you have been granted a refugee travel document.
This means that you do not need to submit a separate application to be granted a travel document.
If your application for protection (asylum) is rejected by the UDI, but you are later granted a residence permit by the Immigration Appeals Board (UNE), you also do not need to submit a separate application for a travel document. UNE will notify the UDI, and the UDI will send you a letter that will state whether you have been granted a travel document.
If you have already been granted a residence permit with refugee status, you can read more about how to obtain the travel document here.
If you were not given a refugee travel document when you were given protection
If the UDI or UNE has granted you protection, but you were told that you would not get a refugee travel document, you must check the decision letter which you received. Here it will be stated what information or what documents you must get hold of before you can be given a refugee travel document. As soon as you have got hold of this, you can apply for a renewal of your residence permit for protection.
If you wish to apply for a refugee travel document, you will at the same time apply for refugee status.
UDI can grant you a travel document if you have been given a residence permit in Norway and have refugee status in another country.
You can look at the list of which countries this applies for here (external website).
If you have received a travel document from a country that is not bound by the treaty
You cannot get a travel document. You must meet the requirements for an immigration passport to be issued a Norwegian travel document. To read the requirements for an immigrant´s passport, you must follow this link. Enter which country you (the applicant) are a citizen of and select «Immigrant´s passport». Then choose what applies to you under "who are you", and there you can read the requirements.
You have refugee status in a country bound by the treaty
If you want a Norwegian travel document, you can apply for this by using the "how to apply" button below. You must submit the foreign travel document when you apply for a Norwegian travel document, and any documents that show that you have refugee status in another country.
You have refugee status from a country that is not bound by the treaty, or you have a permit in another European country due to your relationship with the authorities of your home country:
UDI can consider issuing an immigration passport upon application, but you must submit your permit from the European country in which you received the residence permit.
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