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Home Office travel document

Home Office travel UK document

1. Overview

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.

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’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 1 September 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 (also known as an IS137) £72 £46 £72
Refused a passport by your own national authorities Certificate of travel £267 £134 £218

2. How to apply

You can apply online for a new document to travel outside the UK, or if your existing document is full or has expired.

You can also apply by post. Fill in form TD112 BRP and send it to the Home Office. The address is on the form.

Application for Home Office travel document: form TD112 BRP

Form to apply for a Home Office travel document and biometric residence permit to travel outside the UK.

Use ‘Form TD112 BRP’ if you need to travel outside the UK but can’t use a passport issued by your own country.

You can use this form if you are in the UK and you:

  • are a refugee applying for a ‘convention travel document’
  • are stateless and applying for a ‘stateless person’s document’
  • are a citizen of any country applying for a ‘one-way document’
  • have been refused a passport by your own country and are applying for a ‘certificate of travel’

Application for a Home Office travel document and a biometric residence permit (also referred to as a biometric immigration document): form TD112 BRP

Read the ‘Guidance notes’ before you apply. - TD112 BRP: guidance notes

The travel document application form has been updated to version 04/2017. The version number can be found at the top of page 1. Please make sure you use version 04/2017 or your application will be rejected. Applicants who have already submitted applications using earlier versions of the form do not need to submit a new form.
Some countries won’t accept a travel document if you have less than 6 months’ leave to remain in the UK on the date you travel. You should check you meet the requirements of the country you’re travelling to.

Family applications

If your family are applying at the same time, send all your applications in one envelope so they can be dealt with together. You must include a separate application (either online or by post) and payment for each person.

Get a new travel document

Apply for a new travel document using form TD112 BRP if yours is full up or has expired.

3. Report and replace your travel documents

You must report a lost or stolen travel document to the police and to UK Visas and Immigration, even if you don’t want a replacement.

You can only replace your document if you’re in the UK.

You may be asked to confirm your identity and immigration status with biometric data before you can get your new document.

Report and replace your travel document in the UK

You’ll need either:

  • a police report and crime reference if you’ve reported the loss of your documenta police report and crime reference if you’ve reported the loss of your document
  • details of where and when you last had your travel document

You can apply online for a new document.

You can also apply by post using form TD112 BRP.

Report your lost or stolen travel document overseas

You need to report your lost or stolen document to the nearest UK visa application centre.

You’ll need either:

  • the police report if you’ve reported the document lost stolen
  • details of where and when you last had your travel document

You may have to give your fingerprints to confirm your identity.

You may have to apply for a visa if you want to return to the UK. You’ll get a temporary travel document if you’re allowed to return.

When you’re back in the UK you can apply for a new travel document using form TD112 BRP.

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