Travel documents


Country Report: Travel documents Last updated: 08/04/22


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Geographical limitations are applied to these travel documents. Refugees and beneficiaries of subsidiary protection are not allowed to travel to countries where personal fears have been identified.[1] Failure to respect these limitations may lead to the Cessation of the protection grant, as confirmed by a 2017 ruling of the CNDA.[2]

Travel documents are issued by Prefecture. In practice, no specific problem has been reported, except the fact that prefectures can be very slow in delivering the document.



[1]           Articles  L. 561-9 and  L. 561-10 Ceseda.

[2]           CNDA, M. Q., Decision No 16032301, 6 July 2017.

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