What is a Single Journey Travel Document (IMM 5565 – SJTD)?
The world of immigration is full of twists and turns. Regardless, the immigration authorities must come up with solutions for each of them. The Single Journey Travel Document (SJTD – IMM 5565B) is one of those solutions.
- Who is a stateless person?
- What is an SJTD anyway?
- Are there any other uses for a Single Journey Travel Document?
- Ask your immigration questions!
A stateless person is someone who is not a citizen of any country. As portrayed by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), a stateless person is someone that no State accepts as their national. Of course, most people are nationals of at least one country by birth. This could be either because of their place of birth (e.g. Canada) or their parents. However, some people get caught in legal loopholes and remain stateless. How could a stateless person travel from one country to another country? While there are some permanent solutions for this problem, a Single Journey Travel Document (IMM 5565) could temporarily resolve it.
Imagine you need to travel to Canada. On the other hand, an immigration officer agrees to issue you a TRP. However, you do not have a passport or a valid travel document. Consequently, the officer attaches the TRP counterfoil on a single page document. IRCC calls this document IMM 5565 or, as mentioned earlier, the Single Journey Travel Document or SJTD. Of course, they also affix your photo to it and indicate a validity period. Therefore, you could travel to Canada within the validity period only.
Generally speaking, whenever you do not have a passport or travel document, an officer may use an SJTD (IMM 5565) to allow you to travel to Canada. Of course, they use it for special circumstances. For example, imagine a person who has fled their country because of their political views. They may refer to UNHCR, and ultimately IRCC resettles them to Canada. However, if the person does not hold a passport, the officer may issue a Single Journey Travel Document. Consequently, they may travel to Canada with the help of the SJTD.
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