Applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) in Canada involves overcoming inadmissibility based on grounds such as criminality, health issues, or non-compliance. If you find yourself in this situation, you have two options for applying for a TRP: through a Canadian Consulate or at a Canadian Port of Entry.
The recommended method is to apply at a Canadian Consulate near your location. This involves submitting an application and the necessary supporting documents, after which you would await approval before making plans to travel to Canada.
In cases of urgency where time is limited, applying at a Canadian Port of Entry is an alternative. This method is typically used during emergencies when there isn’t sufficient time to apply through a Consulate and wait for their approval.
Regardless of the application method, you will need to complete a Temporary Resident Visa form, specifying the grounds of your previous denial (i.e., the inadmissibility issue) and providing immediate reasons for your need to enter Canada. Examples of valid reasons can include business purposes or attending a family emergency, such as a funeral.
To increase your chances of obtaining a TRP, you must demonstrate that, despite your inadmissibility, you pose a low risk and that your reasons for visiting Canada are legitimate and significant. It is essential to show that you intend to leave the country at the end of your authorized stay. Additionally, a non-refundable processing fee of $200 must be paid.
At Akrami & Associates, we have a track record of successfully assisting applicants in obtaining Temporary Resident Permits for Canada. We understand that the process can be overwhelming, but with the guidance of our experienced legal professionals, it can be made more manageable. To learn more about our services and how we can support you, contact us today.