When a person is not eligible for a Temporary Resident Permit Canada (TRP) in Canada for criminal, health or medical reasons, and requires entry into Canada. Please note that the following information does not apply to visas for temporary residents, usually referred to as visas for tourists to Canada. A TRP helps a person for a given purpose and for a certain period of time to resolve their inadmissibility. The applicant must show that there is a significant justification for entering Canada. An individual criminally inappropriate for Canada shall be prohibited from submitting a request for Canadian permanent residence and for working, studying and visiting purposes. An Inadmissible person is issued a Temporary Resident Permit for Canada but only for temporary purposes. It ensures that TRPs may not be used for any permanent residency procedures but only for entry in Canada as foreign employees, graduates, or tourists.
Until such time as criminal inadmissibility is eliminated, either applying for criminal rehabilitation or considered rehabilitation, a Temporary Resident Permit Canada is required. There are various situations that can cause an individual to have a TRP and lead to criminal inadmissibility. For example, if a person is convicted of an offense and:
- Less than five years have passed since the sentence was completed
- More than five years are gone by since the sentence was finished and the inadmissible has not applied for or received a positive decision regarding an application for rehabilitation.
It is necessary to remember that people that are eligible for criminal rehabilitation but who have not yet applied and need admission to Canada, will not only apply for a TRP but for Criminal Rehabilitation as well. The permanent solution to criminalizing inadmissibility is criminal rehabilitation, while a Temporary Resident Permit provides a temporary bridge for inappropriate actions. At the Canadian visa office or at a port of entry, applicants can apply for the TRP. The Canadian government advises citizens who know that they intend to join Canada and are unwelcome to apply well in advance. Data reports on offenders and temporary resident permits have been released by Canadian immigration. For information on how they can help you in applying for a temporary resident permit, contact us.
- Mapping your criminal inadmissibility in Canada
- You’re Guide to a temporary resident license.
- Traveling to Canada with a criminal record.
- Travel with the criminal record and travel with a conviction
The immigration lawyer gives you peace of mind along with the guarantee that your application is complete and rounded.