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Temporary Resident Permit

A Temporary Resident Permit Canada allows deemed inadmissible foreign nationals to enter or stay in Canada. Generally, if someone is admissible to Canada, they’re not allowed to enter the country. However, if they can justify entering Canada, a Temporary Resident Permit can cover their criminal or medical inadmissibility.

Understanding Inadmissibility before your TRP Application

A person can be deemed inadmissible for several reasons:

  • Criminal Activities like being involved in money laundering, smuggling, driving under the influence of a substance
  • Security Causes like violence, espionage, terrorism, war crimes, etc.
  • Medical causes like endangering public health and safety.
  • Lack of financial support
  • Misrepresentation of Data
  • Non-compliance with any provision of IRPA (This included not maintaining your residency status respectfully)
  • Being related to a family member who is inadmissible

Applying for a TRP

The process of a TRP application depends on which country you belong to. Residents of some countries require an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorization), and some require a Visa to enter Canada.

Applying for a Visa requires the country

Applying from an eTA-required country

Applicants must apply for a visitor visa, including some supporting documents demonstrating why they’re admissible and why visiting Canada is justified for them.

IRCC might issue you a temporary resident permit if your eTA is refused, but its approval may depend on the nature of the application. Your own country’s visa office may have its application forms for applying for a TRP.

Length of a Temporary Resident Permit

There is no definite length of an issued Temporary Resident Permit, which usually lasts until your justified visit to Canada.

How much does a Temporary Resident Permit cost?

A temporary resident permit application has a processing fee of 200$. This fee is not refundable in case it is not approved. 

  Frequently Asked Questions

How is a temporary resident permit different from a temporary resident visa?

A Temporary Resident Permit is a travel document that allows inadmissible people from Canada to visit the country on a short-term basis. In contrast, a Temporary Resident Visa is an authorized document in a passport that proves the individual has met the requirements to enter Canada as a temporary resident.

How long does it take to receive a Canada temporary residence permit?

Usually, the Consulate takes around four months to review TRP applications; however, the time may extend depending on staffing and demand. In contrast, if you submit your application at the border, immigration authorities will normally process it within an hour.

Can I extend my Canada temporary resident visa?

You can apply to extend your status as a temporary resident in Canada beyond the granted limit for stay by the officials at the port of entry. This covers accompanying family members, no matter whether the principal applicant will or will not be extending their status in Canada.

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