UNHCR Document Numbers

The location of your UNHCR document numbers will be depending on the type of document that you have. Please refer below for more information.

Old and New File Number Format

Starting from 23 February 2021, all newly registered individuals will be issued UNHCR documents using the new UNHCR number format without the letter “C” which is now replaced with a dash (-). All UNHCR documents with the previous UNHCR number format with the letter “C” will remain in use and valid.


(Old format)


(New format)


Certified Copy Letter (CTC)

Appointment Card

Under Consideration Letter (UC)