What is a Temporary Resident Permit?
Temporary Resident Visa is usually referred to as TRP and allows you to enter Canada temporarily despite the fact that you are considered inadmissible. In most cases individuals make a mistake and later realize that it will hurt their chances of coming to Canada.
You may want to work in Canada but due to the fact that you have committed a criminal act in your country you may be deemed inadmissible into Canada. For some, the situation might be out of their hands, especially with regards to their health, which they have no control over.
If your health is a risk to the safety of the Canadian society, you may be considered inadmissible. Thus the Temporary Resident Permit allows you provide justifiable reasons to enter into Canada for a temporary visit to overcome your inadmissibility.
Where Can You Apply?
There are two ways you can apply for a Temporary Resident Permit
- At a Canadian Consulate (located in the country you are applying from)
- Port of Entry
Which Is The Better Option?
It is recommended that you apply for Temporary Resident Permit from the country you are currently residing in due to the fact that it could take a while for the application to be processed.
The Canada Border Officer will consider the reasons for which you want entry into Canada if you choose to make your application at the Port of Entry. If the officer is satisfied, they may grant you entry into Canada.
Are There Costs?
Making the application for Temporary Resident Permit comes at a cost. There are fees that are incurred by you that are non-refundable. If your application is denied, the fees that you have paid will not be reimbursed to you.
Things to Consider Before Making The Application
Before you start the application for Temporary Resident Permit you need to determine if you are from a visa-exempt country. There are certain countries that require you to have a visa before you can enter into Canada. If you do require a visa, make sure to apply before you make the application for Temporary Resident Permit.
If the above does not apply to you then you should submit an application for a Temporary Resident Visa, this allows you to enter into Canada temporarily for reasons such as business, family or tourism.
In order to obtain Temporary Resident Permit, you have to make a compelling case both at the Canadian Consulate or at the Port of Entry (depending on where you choose to make your application). By providing documents of proof, you will need to show why it is important for your application to be accepted. Thus you will have to provide reasons to justify your actions.
Tips on Making Your Case Better
It is recommended that you show documents with regards to:
Your character, are you a changed person from the time of the event that deemed you inadmissible to enter into Canada. Officers will focus on your moral character and determine if you are still a threat to the Canadian society.
It is important to show that you are a different person from what you used to be, thus the chances of you repeating the same offence again are very low.
When it comes to health, that is out of one’s control and the Canadian government sympathizes with that, but the responsibility still falls on you to show that with regards to your health, you will not be a risk to Canada. This is your chance to provide documents from your doctors pertaining to the progress of your health.
It is always best practice to tell the truth and provide legitimate reasons for your travel to Canada or why it is important for you to be in Canada. Death of a family member, or the birth of a child can be legitimate reasons for which you require immediate entry into Canada regardless of the fact that you are inadmissible.
Among these, there are many other reasons that can justify your visit and entry into Canada and help you get the Temporary Resident Permit.
Help is Always Available
Still have questions on how to proceed? At Akrami & Associates, we have experienced immigration representatives that will guide you through the whole process and help you attain the result you desire.