A temporary resident permit (TRP) allows you to enter or remain in Canada even when you are inadmissible. The process examines whether your purpose of entering or remaining in Canada would outweigh your inadmissible grounds.
What is Temporary Resident Permit
A TRP grants you legal status in Canada. A TRP holder cannot work or study unless they have obtained a proper permit. Unlike a temporary resident visa, a TRP is not a travel document. Therefore, you cannot use it when you enter Canada.
A TRP is valid for a fixed period. If the validity is 6 months or longer, you may be eligible for an open work permit or study permit.
A TRP is extendable if it is going to expire, provided all conditions of your TRP remain unchanged.
If you have an accompanying family member who is inadmissible, they may also be eligible for a TRP.
Temporary Resident Permit eligiblity requirement
A TRP is commonly used when one of the following situations happens:
1. You are a victim of human trafficking,
2. You are a victim of family violence while in Canada as a temporary resident,
3. You are a stateless child born after April 17, 2009, outside Canada to a Canadian citizen.
You are not eligible for a TRP if
1. You are a refugee claimant until 12 months have passed since your claim has been denied, withdrawn, or considered abandoned, or
2. You have a pending pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA).
Temporary Resident Permit and permanent residency
A TRP holder may be eligible for permanent resident status if they meet the following requirements:
1. have been living in Canada for a minimum of three (3) years consecutively,
2. have always maintained a valid TRP, and
3. there are no new inadmissibility issues
WHAT WE CAN HELP YOU
To successfully apply for a TPR, you must provide proof showing you have compelling reasons to enter or remain in Canada, and the reasons outweigh your inadmissible grounds. We personalize our services for you based on the information and circumstances pertaining to your application, which may include any of the followings:
1. Help you determine whether a TRP is an option for you and your eligibility,
2. Conduct legal research for case law that may be helpful for your application, if applicable,
3. Address your compelling reasons to enter or remain in Canada,
4. Help you gather the supporting documents required for your application. If the supporting documents are not available, we will provide you with advice as to how to preserve them,
5. Provide other advice and instructions as needed, and
6. Complete, prepare, organize, and submit your application on your behalf.
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