I was awarded a South African permanent resident certificate as a refugee under Section 27 of the Refugee Act. I am originally from the Congo.
I currently hold a South African green ID book and traveling documents (in lieu of a passport).
I have recently applied to France for a Schengen visa, but they've declined my application due to the travel documents. I would like to apply at the Portuguese consulate. Would it accept my documents? In the past, I have been able to travel to the US.
If everything else fails, I would like to apply for a Congolese national passport. However, I'm uncertain if I am allowed to do that, given the fact that I am a former refugee.