Individuals who wish to enter Canada as permanent or temporary residents (such as visitors, foreign workers, students or business visitors) must meet some requirements of Canada’s immigration law and regulations. Those rules and requirements regard security and health issues. And if an individual doesn’t meet them, he or she will be considered inadmissible.
Those who face inadmissibility to Canada based on medical, criminal, misrepresentation or security reasons can apply for Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) to overcome this problem.
If you need more information about TRP, you can book an appointment with us and talk to our lawyer about the application process for Temporary Resident Permit.
What is TRP?
A Temporary Resident Permit is a document issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada. This document allows people who are technically inadmissible to enter Canada and stay there for some time.
A TRP allows individuals to overcome their inadmissibility for a specific reason and precise period- as short as a couple of days or up to three years. This permit may be extended from inside Canada.
The applicant will be allowed to enter legally and stay in Canada for a certain period if they demonstrate that their entry to the country has some justification and benefits the country or its citizens. In other words, they must show a significant reason for entering Canada.
Who Needs a Temporary Resident Permit?
Anyone with valid reasons to enter Canada but faces inadmissibility needs TRP. It can cover either criminal or medical inadmissibility of a person. For example, if you’re inadmissible to Canada for a criminal conviction and served your sentence less than five years ago, TRP is the best option. It will allow you to enter Canada and stay there as long as needed.
Also, if a person is considered inadmissible to Canada, their family members traveling with them may have this status too. If so, they need to apply and will be granted their individual TRPs before entering Canada on the border.
In order to study or work in Canada, as a TRP holder, a person must also receive additional permits. They can’t leave and re-enter the country without authorization. And once the TRP expires, a person who holds it must leave the country immediately.
Applying for a Temporary Resident Permit requires an applicant's proof of the necessity to travel to Canada.
Therefore, application procedures vary depending on the applicant's country. If you need to apply for this permit, we have all the required information.