TRP is a document issued by Immigration Canada that allows people who are inadmissible to Canada to visit the country. These are not to be confused with TRV. One may be a status document while the opposite may be a Travel Document. The Temporary Resident Permit, a travel document, will allow you to visit and enter Canada despite your inadmissibility.
A TRP allows an individual to overcome their inadmissibility for a specified reason. The applicant is required to demonstrate there is a major reason they need to enter Canada. A person who is criminally inadmissible to Canada is inadmissible for work, study, visitation purposes, and is prohibited from submitting an application for Canadian permanent residence.
TRPs allow officers to respond to exceptional circumstances while meeting Canada’s social, humanitarian, and economic commitments. The decision on whether or not to issue a TRP is at the full discretion officer and will take into the following factors:
Successful TRP applicants will usually be people who can prove that they are doing not pose a risk to Canada and that they will not burden Canada’s welfare system. Any evidence that can help prove these two qualities will increase a person’s chances of success.
A TRP may be valid for a period of between one day and three years. When deciding how long the validity period of a TRP will be, authorities will consider the following factors:
In cases where a TRP holder has also been issued a work permit or a study permit, the TRP will have a validity period equal to the validity period of the other permit.
To apply for a TRP, you must submit your application with all the necessary documents and the non-refundable application fee. Your application must include the following:
If you lived in the United States during the past 10 years you must also submit an FBI police certificate.