Holders of RoS 851 visas may be eligible for either a Certificate of Identity (COI) or Convention Travel Document (CTD) depending on what category of visa they held prior to being granted the RoS visa.

      RoS visa holders who previously held a visa other than a refugee visa are eligible to apply for a COI if an intention to travel is also provided. The applicant must present their current and previous visa and proof of travel with their PC5 form application.

      RoS 851 visa holders who previously held a refugee visa 785, 447 or 451 retain their refugee status and would be eligible to apply for a CTD and not a COI.

Visa classes 202, 208-217 previously referred to by DFAT as protection visas should correctly be called humanitarian visas. The term ‘Protection Visas’ is a broad term covering both humanitarian and refugee visas.

Guideline for PC5 form application for holders of RoS 851 Visas

    Previous Visa Category

    Granted an RoS 851 visa

    Travel Document

    Requirement

    785

    Yes

    CTD

 

    786

    Yes

    COI

    Proof of travel required

    447

    Yes

    CTD

 

    451

    Yes

    CTD

 

    Other visa category (family member)

    Yes

    COI

    Proof of travel required