Have you been denied entry to Canada because of a past criminal offence or certain medical problem? Even if you have a criminal record or serious medical condition, you may still be able to enter Canada by applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).
A TRP is a temporary permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that allows persons who are otherwise inadmissible to enter Canada for a temporary period of time as a visitor, worker, or student. In order to obtain a TRP, the need for the person to be in Canada must be sufficiently compelling and must outweigh the risk of his or her presence in Canada.
In most cases, a TRP must be applied for at a Canadian Consulate or Embassy abroad. In reviewing this type of application, Citizenship and Immigration Canada will assess the reason for your inadmissibility and look to all documentation relating to your criminal offence or medical condition. In certain circumstances, however, US citizens and other visa-exempt nationals may obtain a TRP directly at the port of entry. This may be recommended where there is insufficient time to apply overseas, but bears certain risks as well.
A TRP will allow you to enter Canada for a defined period of time to visit, perform work, or engage in studies in Canada. TRPs are granted for a specified period of time, depending on the circumstances of your case, including the purpose of your visit in Canada and the reason for your inadmissibility. The TRP may be granted for any period of time, from one day to years and can be granted for a single entry to Canada or for multiple entries to Canada. Persons holding TRPs may eventually apply for permanent residence in Canada.
For further information with respect to US and Canadian immigration or to find out if you or a company employee is eligible for temporary or permanent relocation to Canada or the US, we invite you to contact our experienced immigration lawyers and attorneys by contacting the Bomza Law Group at:
1-800-993-9971 or by clicking here: “Contact Us”.