You can apply for a document to travel outside the UK if you’re not British and can’t use or get a passport from your country.
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’re settled here permanently (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’)
You must show that you’ve 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’ll 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 Type of travel document |Adult fee | Child (15 or under) fee | Fee if born before Sept 1929
Refugee Convention travel document £72 £46 £0
Stateless Stateless person’s document £72 £46 £0
You want to leave and not come back
One-way document ( IS137) £72 £46 £72
Refused a passport by your own national
authorities Certificate of travel £267 £134 £218