Overview

You can apply for a document to travel outside the UK if:

  • you are not British
  • you cannot use or get a passport from your country’s national authorities
  • your country’s national authorities cannot give you a new passport

If you have already applied

It’s taking longer than usual to return supporting documents because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

If you changed address after you submitted your application, contact the Home Office immediately to let them know. If you do not, your documents may be sent to the wrong address.

Email the Home Office travel document enquiries team with ‘Change of address’ and your name in the subject line.

Home Office travel document enquiries
traveldocumentenquiries@homeoffice.gov.uk

Eligibility

To apply you must be living in the UK because of one of the following:

  • you have permission to stay as a refugee or stateless person
  • you have humanitarian protection and it has been officially accepted that you have a fear of your country’s national authorities
  • you have permission to stay (known as ‘leave to remain’) or are settled in the UK (known as ‘indefinite leave to remain’), but you cannot get a passport or travel document from your country’s national authorities

You must be in the UK when you apply.