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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    Yes you do need a Schengen visa. It is documented specifically on the German consulate web site. The good news, Schengen visa from Iceland / Denmark which you apply for through Danish embassy is FREE.
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    Maybe ask the friend of the friend or the lawyer who told you it is possible. As far as we all know and also mentioned clearly on the web site, you can NOT obtain it until you have a positive hearing decision and become a refugee. PS. You might need to think of changing your lawyer!
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    Thanks. It is not easy to go to a nearby country and it is not also easy for parents to travel overseas due to health complications. To answer your question, I applied in 2011, I got my PR 5 years later in 2016. So yes I am a PR but still not eligible to apply for citizenship.
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    When can I apply for travel documents, is it before or after hearing

    As mentioned, after you become a refugee (NOT a refugee claimant). So when you get a positive decision after the hearing.
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    Short trips in Background schedule 14 form

    It is kind of not accurate. When they ask for history, they want to know explicitly what you have done during all the years. So if you let's say where in the country X working in the company Y but then traveled out of the country, you should mentioned that. It won't be an issue for the...
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    1. You need a Schengen visa to visit or transit through any country in Schengen zone (Except Germany). 2. If you travel directly to Germany (Without any transit anywhere else like Iceland), you do NOT need a visa.
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    Community support (Refugee) or normal immigration

    There is no comparison. If you can apply for Express Entry and you are qualified just go for it. It is MUCH faster and you can return to Syria whenever you want. Also no hearing, no waiting for PR, and no Travel Document. Just 3 years in Canada and apply for Citizenship. You can of course apply...
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    Questions around G5 (group of five) sponsorship for Syrians

    Hi. I'd like to suggest one thing. Find a church which is willing to sponsor them. You can tell them that you will provide the financial part but you need their name on paper as sponsors. Immigration trusts them more and the application will go much faster. Imagine that for a group of 5, the...
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    Waiting for decision letter

    I find it very interesting that people who call themselves refugees have enough money to afford paying lawyers! Why do you even need a lawyer? It is paper work. Simple English. Oh God!! Fake Refugees with lots of $$$. Sorry but I am mad!
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    Valid ID for IELTS with no Passport and PR

    @maktabi - I sat my IELTS using my Travel Document in Halifax, NS with no issue. And that was the academic version in 2013. They can NOT refuse your travel document. It is an official travel document issued by Canadian government. Sorry can't help more.
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    citizenship calculation

    @Shong Lee - You are asking a question, I already answered and you quoted my answer. Just read it again slowly and if you can't see the answer, I am afraid you will need someone to translate it to you.
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    @imissmylove I am sorry but as mentioned, you need to be accepted as a refugee first. Without that letter of acceptance, you can't apply for Travel Document. I am sure you knew this might have happened. I have been in Canada for 8 years now and haven't been back home yet. Yes I miss everyone. I...
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    @Bakhadur Thanks for sharing your experience. It always help to know about other's first hand experience. So didn't you need Turkey visa? How did Turkey handle the Travel Document? Also. you mentioned LOT, could you book directly from Canada or transit? If transit, what country and did you need...
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    Our passports, will they be returned to us?

    Sure. I wasn't sure if you wanted to use it or not so I thought I should tell you anyway. You can get it back when it is expired but you can't have any non-expired passport while having a valid travel document. For me, I wanted to keep my first travel document just because it brings memories...
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    Our passports, will they be returned to us?

    @YousifBreesam passport can be returned to you upon your request along providing reasons why you need your passport. Please note: 1. Do NOT under any circumstances use your passport. It means you are seeking your country's protection which might end up losing your Refugee status. 2. Apply for...
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    @Bakhadur - You mentioned Turkish Airline. I assume you had a transfer in Turkey as I doubt there is any direct flight from Canada to Georgia. Maybe you got refused because you didn't have proper entry documents for Turkey. I just checked Georgian web site...
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    citizenship calculation

    You can use Google to easily get the answer from an official source which is canada.ca However, here how it works: You count half day for each day before getting your PR for the maximum of 1 year (As a Refugee NOT a Refugee Claimant) You count 1 day per day after you get your PR. When the total...
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    How to travel those country where travel document not accepted

    If your travel to Indonesia is worth the potential risk of losing your right to stay in Canada and be deported then sure go ahead! Just put in mind that this can be considered seeking protection of own country and depends on your luck, you might end up losing your status. Do you really want to...
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    I did a Google search and found the answer. Are you sure you called the embassy? It makes ZERO sense that they don't know the answer and can't get you an answer! Maybe call them back and give them their official site's URL so they can be educated :D Croatia - No VISA -...
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    Refugee Travel Document - Questions and Answers

    Yes these people are refugees and shouldn't use their home's passport. They should also NEVER renew or request a new passport from their country until they get their citizenship or they can risk losing everything and be deported.