What to know about the Convention Travel Document (CTD)

  • CTD is a travel document recommended under the 1951 Convention to be issued to refugees that are lawfully residing in a country.

  • The National Commission for Refugee Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons coordinates the issuance of the CTD in partnership with Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

  • The NCFRMI receives the CTD from the Nigeria Immigration Service for onward delivery to Refugees under “Protection” in Nigeria.

  • The production of the CTD is borne by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

  • It is a biometric Travel Document.

  • It is a bonafide Travel Document valid for International travels.

  • NCFRMI launched the CTD on the 11th of July, 2019. A total of 55 eligible refugees who attended the launch were presented with their CTD by the Federal Commissioner.

  • The holder of the Travel Document is allowed to return to Nigeria, if (s)he travels out of the country during the period of validity of the document.

  • It is an internationally recognized Travel Document issued to Refugees in accordance with the 1951 United Nation Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.

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