If the Home Office, UKVI has given you permission to stay in the United Kingdom as a refugee, you can apply for a convention travel document. This document is provided in a way that was set out in part of the 1951 United Nations Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.

The Home Office, UKVI will give you this travel document unless the UKVI believes there are extremely good reasons to refuse, such as to protect national security. When you apply, you must be legally resident in the United Kingdom and be able to prove your refugee status in the UK. You can prove your refugee status in the UK by providing the Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) showing your permission to stay in the UK as a refugee.

You must have permission to stay in the UK for at least six months from the date when you make your application. This is because other countries may not accept your travel document if you have less than six months' permission to return to the United Kingdom. If your current permission to remain in the UK will expire in less than six months, you must apply to extend your stay before you can apply for a travel document.

Except in exceptional circumstances, you cannot use a Home Office convention travel document to travel to your country of origin, or the country from which you sought asylum. It will normally be valid for travel to all other countries.

A convention travel document issued to an adult will usually be valid for 10 years if you have permission to stay in the United Kingdom permanently (known as 'indefinite leave to remain'). If you have temporary permission to stay in the United Kingdom (known as 'limited leave to remain'), your convention travel document will usually be valid for the same period as your permission to stay in the UK, up to a maximum of five years.

Children cannot be named on the travel document of their parent or guardian. A convention travel document issued to a child will usually be valid for five years if the child has permission to stay in the United Kingdom permanently. If the child has temporary permission to stay in the United Kingdom, the document will usually be valid for the same period as their permission to stay here, up to a maximum of five years.

Why Choose Sunrise Solicitors For Refugee Travel Document Application?

The immigration solicitors at Sunrise Solicitors are experts in dealing with applications for for refugee travel document. The quality of our service is self-evident from clients' reviews about the service provided by our immigration lawyers. You can contact us if you are seeking legal help from immigration lawyers in London in relation to your application for refugee travel document and our immigration solicitors will provide you fast, friendly, reliable and professional immigration service.

If instructed to represent you regarding your application for refugee travel document, the casework to be carried out by our immigration solicitors will include the following:

  • Taking detailed instructions from you and advising you about the relevant immigration laws and procedures to be adopted by the Home Office, UKVI in your refugee travel document application;
  • Discussing your refugee travel document application in detail with you and advising you about the weaknesses and strengths of your refugee travel document application;
  • Advising you about the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of your application for refugee travel document;
  • Assessing the documentary evidence to be submitted in support of the refugee travel document application and discussing the same with you;
  • Completing the relevant travel document application form and discussing the same with you;
  • Preparing a cover letter to introduce and support the refugee travel document application;
  • Liaising with the Home Office, UKVI for a timely decision on your refugee travel document application;
  • Protecting your interests while your application is pending with the Home Office, UKVI and keeping you informed on the progress of your refugee travel document application;
  • Doing all the follow up work including responding to any queries raised by the Home Office, UKVI until decision is reached on your application.

Our Fee For Refugee Travel Document Application

  • We will charge you a fee from £500.00 + VAT for our professional immigration services in relation to your application for refugee travel document. The agreed fee will depend on the complexity of the matter and the casework involved in the matter.
  • If you cannot afford to pay our fee in full at the time of instructing us in relation to your matter, you can pay half of the fee at the time of instructing us and rest of the fee can be paid by monthly instalments.
  • The agreed fee will cover all our work until decision by the Home Office on the application. However, it is pertinent to note that the agreed fee will not cover any disbursements to be incurred by us e.g. translation of documents, Home Office fee etc.

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