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levi144
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Advice on Certificate Of Travel

Post by levi144 » Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:56 pm

Hi,

As you can see by my flag, I'm a Zimbabwean national. I'm on the ten year route to citizenship (FLR) and can legally leave and re-enter the country etc, however, I cannot because of an unfortunate series of events:

- I arrived when you could still travel on your parents' passport
- Zimbabwean law says that a passport cannot be issued to anyone over 16 unless they have an ID card
- Zimbabwean ID cards can only be issued in Zimbabwe

And the bottom point is the problem. I know I can get a one-way travel document to go to Zimbabwe and get my ID Card and passport, but Zimbabwe is such a country that I could get stuck over there for months.

On an FLR, am I am eligible for a Certificate Of Travel, which I would only use on the return journey if the Zimbabwean authorities failed to produce my passport in time?

Garry20g
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Re: Advice on Certificate Of Travel

Post by Garry20g » Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:42 am

Hi. It is very hard to get certificate of travel. They refused me too. But you can try and prove to home office that Zimbabwe not issue you a passport. But be honest with you it is very hard

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Re: Advice on Certificate Of Travel

Post by levi144 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:36 am

Garry20g wrote:
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:42 am
Hi. It is very hard to get certificate of travel. They refused me too. But you can try and prove to home office that Zimbabwe not issue you a passport. But be honest with you it is very hard
Thanks.

I went to the Zimbabwean Embassy yesterday and found out that the Temporary Travel Document issued by the Zimbabwe allows return to the UK, so long as you have a visa (Biometric Residence Permit) proving your ability to leave and enter the UK.

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Re: Advice on Certificate Of Travel

Post by Garry20g » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:49 pm

Hi Levi. This is so good that Zimbabwe can issue you a travel document. Because I ask India but they do not have anything like this. India only issue one way travel document. You should get Zimbabwe travel document. Good luck

levi144
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Re: Advice on Certificate Of Travel

Post by levi144 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:56 pm

Thanks buddy - will so. I'm surprised India wouldn't offer something like this, especially considering the fact that the UK needs India so much

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