Crossing the Canadian border when you have criminal convictions on your record could seem like an overwhelming process. The long queues and tiring paperwork required beforehand can make it a challenge for any traveller, especially if you are a parent wanting to see your children and other relatives after a long time; hectic amounts of paperwork and the time required for processing is not always an option. So if you are individual that has inadmissibility issue to Canada such as a DUI, Misdemeanour, Felony, Theft charge, Misrepresentation you may either qualify for the Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) or Criminal Rehabilitation.Difference between a Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation
Individuals who were convicted of a criminal offence outside Canada are required to obtain a Temporary Resident Permit to allow them to enter the country. The TRP is valid for an authorized time as directed by an immigration officer, however, should you wish to leave the country within the allotted time of your Temporary Resident Permit, you will be required to obtain beforehand approval. If you do not gain this approval, then your TRP will expire and you will have to start the process all over again. To solve the problem, Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada offers a Criminal Rehabilitation program to allow individuals with inadmissibility issues (such as those who are required to have a TRP to enter the country) to overcome their inadmissibility given the nature of their offence and if sufficient time has passed since the day of offence and conviction.
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