Temporary Resident Permit

A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is a document allowing a foreign national to travel and visit Canada on legal basis, due to their inadmissibility to Canada for one of many different reasons such as medical and criminal inadmissibility. If eligible to receive a Temporary Resident Permit , the foreign national may be granted for one of two types of TRP: single-entry or multiple-entry permit. The duration of Temporary Resident Permit can be issued for a single stay or up to 3 years which depends on the reason and time period for entering Canada.

A Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers have the authority to issue a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).

A TRP is for specific situations where the foreign national has valid reasons for travelling and entering Canada and by entering on temporary resident status is not causing any risks to Canadians

If a foreign national needs to stay in Canada longer than first expected, they can apply for an extension of Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).

Temporary Resident Permit(TRP) Eligibility and Requirements

An inadmissible foreign national may apply for a TRP by submitting an application with all supporting documents, and an explanation for the reasons of inadmissibility and the intention for entering Canada.

A person holding a valid TRP in Canada is not authorized to study or work. They need to apply a separate application to work or study with TRP application and meet the eligibility requirements.

If the foreign national is permitted to enter Canada although they are inadmissible, but they have justifiable reasons, they are issued a Temporary Resident Permit for the length of the stay in Canada, usually for 6 months. They can request for an extension from inside Canada multiple times, but it will not exceed a total of 3 years.

A TRP can only be issued for a valid entry based on temporary residence as a visitor, student or worker however, it cannot be used to obtain any Permanent Residence processing.

Temporary Resident Permit(TRP) Process

Processing of Temporary Resident Permit(TRP) applications are done by Canadian Consulates and it takes approximately 4 to 6 months to process in regular situations. Some applications might take longer, depending on the person’s background. In addition, Temporary Resident Permit(TRP) applications can be made at any Canadian port of entry. These TRP applications are processed promptly. As already mentioned there are two ways of processing TRP applications, one is by Canadian Consulates and the other at Canadian port of entry. The benefit of processing at the port of entry is time, which can only take up to few minutes. However, the outcome is unsure and if the applicant is denied entry, they will not be allowed to enter Canada until their file is processed by the Canadian Consulate.

An immediate processing of TRP application can only be done for American citizens by an immigration officer at the Canadian port of entry.

For TRP application processing, the applicants are expected to show their entry to Canada is of an explanatory and necessary nature.

There is a government fee for application processing in amount of CAD $200 regardless of where the application is being processed (Canadian consulate or port of entry).

Temporary Resident Permit(TRP) Supporting Documents

Processing of TRP applications are done by Canadian Consulates and it takes approximately 4 to 6 months to process in regular situations. Some applications might take longer, depending on the person’s background. In addition, the applications can be made at any Canadian port of entry. These TRP applications are processed promptly. As already mentioned there are two ways of processing TRP applications, one is by Canadian Consulates and the other at Canadian port of entry. The benefit of processing at the port of entry is time, which can only take up to few minutes. However, the outcome is unsure and if the applicant is denied entry, they will not be allowed to enter Canada until their file is processed by the Canadian Consulate.

An immediate processing of Temporary Resident Permit(TRP) application can only be done for American citizens by an immigration officer at the Canadian port of entry.

For TRP application processing, the applicants are expected to show their entry to Canada is of an explanatory and necessary nature.

There is a government fee for application processing in amount of CAD $200 regardless of where the application is being processed (Canadian consulate or port of entry).

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