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A temporary resident permit or TRP is a document authorizing a person who is otherwise inadmissible to Canada or does not meet the requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act as either a temporary resident or a permanent resident to enter or remain in Canada.

Apply to Continue stay as Temporary Resident Permit Holder

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Temporary Resident Permit

If you are looking to continue your stay in Canada as a permit holder then you would need to apply for Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).

TRP is a document that is granted for persons who are inadmissible to Canada or for individuals that do not meet the requirements as temporary resident or as a permanent resident to enter or continue their stay in Canada.

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Removal Order from Canada

Removal Order from Canada

Authorization to Return to Canada ARC

If you have received a removal order from the government of Canada and wishing to return then you may be eligible to apply for Authorization to Return to Canada.

Individuals that get removal order can be either due to:

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Criminal Rehabilitation to Overcoming Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Criminal Rehabilitation to Overcoming Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Determining Eligibility for Criminal Rehabilitation

You can be considered criminally inadmissible to Canada due to your past offense on record. If you wish to overcome your inadmissibility issue on permanent basis then you may be eligible to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation. Criminal Rehabilitation is for individuals in which 5 years have passed since the completion of the imposed sentence. Many factors play a role to determining if you are eligible to apply for Criminal Rehabilitation. This blog will help you understand how to overcome your past inadmissibility issue. So if you ended up in a sticky situation and have a travel date coming up to Canada or simply like to overcome your past criminal record then this blog is for you.

Individual Rehabilitation vs. Deemed Rehabilitation

The underlying difference between individual rehabilitation and deemed rehabilitation, is that with individual rehabilitation you have to submit an application to the consulate proving you are rehabilitated. This is done by presenting a compelling Criminal Rehabilitation application to the immigration officer, who will review and decide to see if you are truly rehabilitated.

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Denied Entry to Canada for Past Criminal Record

Denied Entry to Canada for Past Criminal Record

Entering Canada with a Criminal Record

Have you recently been denied entry to Canada due to a past criminal record and have missed your important business or leisure trip? Missing an important trip can be quite frustrating as you have spent your time, money and energy to be only sent back home.

If you wish to overcome your inadmissibility on temporary or permanent basis then you may be eligible for Temporary Resident Permit or Criminal Rehabilitation.

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Temporary Resident Permit for Persons with Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Temporary Resident Permit for Persons with Inadmissibility Issue to Canada

Temporary Resident Permit

If you have past inadmissibility issue to Canada due to a criminal, medical or security reasons but have valid reasons to travel to Canada then you may be eligible Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)

Applying for Temporary Resident Permit allows you to travel to Canada on temporary basis as it only takes cares of your inadmissibility on temporary basis.

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How Can I Cross the Border Successfully

How Can I Cross the Border Successfully

Important Don’ts When Crossing the Border with Criminal Inadmissibility

Any foreign national will experience some anxiety or fear when crossing the Canadian border, especially when the Immigration officer asks questions regarding your criminal inadmissibility. Foreign nationals who have criminal inadmissibility or, in other words, a criminal record will have more questions and more examination from the Immigration officer when attempting to cross the border. Therefore, as a criminally inadmissible foreign national, you should be well-prepared and anticipate all questions that the Immigration officer may have for you. You should know what to do at the Canadian border, which is explained in our article “Top 5 Dos When Crossing the Border with Criminal Inadmissibility.” In addition, you should know what not to do at the border. Therefore, in this article, I will explain the top don’ts when crossing the border with criminal inadmissibility.

Top 5 Don’ts When Crossing the Border with Criminal Inadmissibility

It is very important and essential for foreign nationals to know exactly what to expect when entering Canada, specifically through a Canadian border. It is also very important for foreign nationals to know what not to do at the Canadian border. Immigration officers at the border are very observant with who enters Canada, especially with inadmissibility. Therefore, in order for foreign nationals with inadmissibility to better prepare themselves before entering Canada, please read the following top 5 don’ts when crossing the border with criminal inadmissibility.

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Canada Biometrics Updates

Canada Biometrics Updates

Biometrics for Immigration

As you may know, a big part of Canadian immigration applications is the biometrics. Biometrics uniquely identify a person’s anatomical or physiological data. At your biometrics appointment, you will get your fingerprints and photos, taken, and you will sign your name for electronic capture. Biometrics collection is a mandatory process that all foreign nationals (excluding United States nationals) between the ages of 14 and 79 must undergo when they are applying, claiming or requesting temporary residence, permanent residence or refugee protection. If obtaining biometrics for your immigration purposes sounds daunting to you, do not worry! In this blog, you will learn relevant information about biometrics.

What Biometrics are Collected

When you are at your biometrics appointment, you will be obtaining your biographic data, 10 fingerprints, and a photograph. The Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will also collect the information from your biometrics. You biographic data refer to your name, date of birth, and other personal details of yourself as listed on your passport data page or your travel document. Your fingerprints will be captured electronically during the biometrics collection session, using an electronic fingerprint-capture device. Lastly, you will provide your digital photograph. Please note, the photograph you provide must meet certain requirements listed on the CIC website. Some requirements include, facing the camera directly, keeping your expressions neutral, keeping your face clear, etc.

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Denied Entry into Canada

Denied Entry into Canada

What Is a Temporary Resident Permit?

A temporary resident permit is an option available to individuals who are otherwise ineligible to travel to Canada under the Immigration and Refugees Protection Act (IRPA). There are many reasons you may be denied entry into Canada, which can range from having health issues to having a criminal record. If you have ever been denied entry at the Canadian border, or have had your visitor visa application denied, a temporary resident permit may be the solution for you! A temporary resident permit allows an individual to remain in Canada for the duration of the permit, and complete the tasks they have requested entry into Canada for. This could be a family member’s wedding, a business trip, to visit a sick relative, to study at a Canadian University, or for simple tourism. A temporary resident permit can be valid anywhere from one day to three years.

If you’re a foreign national who is ineligible for a temporary resident visa, or are from a visa-exempt country such as the United States, but are still inadmissible, then you must apply for a temporary resident permit to travel to the country. This article is intended to help you have a better understanding of temporary resident permits and their application process.

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FAQs for Temporary Resident Permits

FAQs for Temporary Resident Permits

FAQ – Temporary Resident Permits

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for Temporary Resident Permits in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying for a Temporary Resident Permit application. A Temporary Resident Permit application is intended for foreign nationals with criminal inadmissibility who would like to visit Canada temporarily. It was intended to provide foreign nationals with a past criminal offence made in or outside of Canada with an opportunity to enter Canada even with their criminal inadmissibility. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit, I suggest you read our article on “How to Apply for a Temporary Resident Permit” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to Temporary Resident Permits in Canada.

Q: What exactly is a Temporary Resident Permit?

A: A Temporary Resident Permit, also referred to as a “TRP,” is a document that permits foreign nationals with either criminal or medical inadmissibility to enter Canada temporarily.

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Difference Between a Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

Difference Between a Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

In Canada, there are two relevant applications that one may apply for if they wish to overcome their criminal inadmissibility; they are a Temporary Resident Permit or a Criminal Rehabilitation. The two have similarities in the matters that they deal with, specifically criminality, but they also have noticeably big differences. As a person with criminal inadmissibility, it is very important to determine which application is best suited for you. Therefore, in this article, I will explain the difference between a Temporary Resident Permit and a Criminal Rehabilitation, as well as which application you need to apply for based on your criminal past.

The Difference between a Temporary Resident Permit vs. Criminal Rehabilitation

Although both of these applications help criminally inadmissible individuals gain entry into Canada, there are major differences between the two. For instance, the most evident difference between the two applications is the length of time you are permitted to enter Canada for. Specifically, with a Temporary Resident Permit, you will only be permitted a single entry into Canada. The Temporary Resident Permit does not allow multiple entries into Canada. This permit will indicate the period of time that you are allowed to stay in Canada and any limitations to your travel in Canada.

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FAQs for Criminal Inadmissibility

FAQs for Criminal Inadmissibility

FAQ – Criminal Inadmissibility

In this article, I will address a few popular questions and answers for criminal inadmissibility in Canada and some important information to consider if you are applying for a Criminal Rehabilitation application. A criminal rehabilitation application is intended for foreign nationals with criminal inadmissibility who would like to come to Canada. It was intended to provide foreign nationals with a past criminal offence made in or outside of Canada with an opportunity to overcome the criminal inadmissibility. If you feel as though you would be eligible to apply for a criminal rehabilitation, I suggest you read our article on “How to Apply for Criminal Rehabilitation” before reading this question and answer article. The intention of this article is meant to clarify any misunderstanding or confusion with regards to criminal inadmissibility in Canada.

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TRP versus Criminal Rehabilitation Application

TRP versus Criminal Rehabilitation Application

What is the difference between Criminal Rehabilitation and a Temporary Resident Permit?

If you are planning a trip to Canada but you have a criminal record, you may be denied entry if you are considered ‘inadmissible’ by the Customs Officer. Canada has very strict regulations regarding entry to Canada when it comes to having a criminal record, so if you have ever committed or been convicted of either a minor or serious crime, you will have to obtain either a Temporary Resident Permit, or overcome criminal inadmissibility through Criminal Rehabilitation.

Criminal Rehabilitation and a Temporary Resident Permit are very different application processes, with different eligibility requirements and processing times; therefore it is important to understand the difference, as well as which option is the best solution for you.

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Entering Canada with a Felony Conviction

Entering Canada with a Felony Conviction

What to do when you are convicted of a felony?

When a person is convicted of a crime outside of Canada it is important and necessary to compare the elements of Canadian law with those of the foreign jurisdiction to determine whether the person is inadmissible or not. What does not matter is the foreign law under which the person was convicted rather what matters is the equivalent of that conviction under Canadian law. The officer has to establish that the foreign offence contains the essential elements of the offence in Canada to show that it is equivalent to the foreign offence. The officer can compare foreign law and foreign court and examine the person at the admissibility hearing.

The intent behind this policy is to deny entry to those in Canada who intend to use the Canadian soil as a safe haven from their criminal proceeding to who are feeling for criminal proceedings.

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How Long Does It Take To Get A Temporary Resident Permit?

Applying for the TRP at the Canadian visa office may take up to six (6) months to process. The processing time depends on the visa office you are applying to. There are certain locations that are busier than the others.

The time may also depend on the type of admissibility you may have. For instance, convictions on your criminal record may be more complicated or serious and the decision on those applications may take more time. Depending on the case you may be called for an interview, although they are rare.

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Things You Need to Apply for TRP at Canadian Border

Things You Need to Apply for TRP at Canadian Border

If you know that you are inadmissible, or you have been denied entry into Canada due to inadmissibility before, you may wish to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit that will override your inadmissibility and allow you to temporarily enter Canada.

There are two ways for you to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit. You can either make an application to a Canadian Consulate in your country or region, or you can apply directly at a Canadian border.

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Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Canada, Will Not Play ACC Tomorrow

Chris Brown Denied Entry Into Canada

Chris Brown has just sent out a tweet alerting fans that he will not be performing at his Montreal and Toronto shows this week, because he was denied entry to Canada by Canadian border agency.

It appears the singer has been denied entry into Canada, most certainly due to his criminal past, Including but not limited too, infamously beating up his ex-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

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Travelling to Canada with a Criminal Record

Travelling to Canada with a Criminal Record

Travelling to Canada with a Criminal Record with Temporary Resident Permit

If you have faced issue at the border when attempting to enter Canada (if you have been refused or denied entry to Canada), you have firsthand knowledge of how frustrating or intimidating an experience this can be. Many people who attempt at the border are not even aware they are considered inadmissible until an Border Official first informs them.

What is Temporary Resident Permit

People wish to enter Canada with a previous criminality are required to obtain a Canadian Temporary Resident Permit. This permit is a special travel document that allows someone with criminality to enter Canada for a limited period of time.

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Temporary Resident Permit

If you were found inadmissible to Canada and previously denied entry to Canada, there is still a way for you to enter Canada if your reasons are justified. If you have not been to Canada before and you wish to do so, even though you have past criminal records, you present health or security risks, the same solution may apply to you.

There are two ways to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit.

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Temporary Resident Permit Canada DUI

Temporary Resident Permit Canada DUI

There are various reasons why you might need a Temporary Resident Permit to enter Canada. This could be for reasons of:

  • Criminality DUI OR DWI
  • Misrepresentation
  • Health
  • Non-compliance

To overcome your inadmissibility, you have probably explored the options available to you, such as, how to apply for rehabilitation, what it means to be rehabilitated, what a record suspension is, and what a temporary resident permit is.

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Getting Into Canada with a Misdemeanor

Getting Into Canada with a Misdemeanor

The first thing that needs to be discussed is what a misdemeanor is. In Canada, a misdemeanor would be considered a summary offence. Summary offences are considered minor crimes with light jail sentencing or fines imposed on the convicted. Some misdemeanors may include

  • criminal mischief
  • shoplifting under a certain amount

If you have a misdemeanor conviction on your record, you may be permitted to enter Canada. In 2012, Canada implemented a policy in accordance with their Tourism Facilitation Action Plan. This new policy now allows United States citizens, with a misdemeanor on their record, to enter Canada. It is important to mention that, while impaired driving is a serious offence in Canada, this policy applies to those with an impaired driving conviction.

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How to Apply for Temporary Resident Permit Canada

If you are inadmissible to Canada on grounds such as,

  • Criminality
  • Health
  • Non-compliance

then you may wish to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit. A Temporary Resident Permit will allow you to overcome your inadmissibility in order for you to enter Canada for justified reasons.

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