Temporary Resident Permit
Enter Canada With A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)
Foreign nationals who are inadmissible to Canada must rectify their status before they will be permitted to enter Canada. A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) can perform this function. A Temporary Resident Permit is a document that temporarily circumvents inadmissibility so a foreign national may enter Canada for a predetermined period of time.
Foreign nationals who are medically inadmissible or criminally inadmissible to Canada, including for a DUI offence, may not enter the country for any purpose without expressed authorization from Canadian immigration. When petitioning Canadian immigration authorities for a Temporary Resident Permit, applicants are required to demonstrate a significant reason to enter Canada. A Temporary Resident Permit is a document that enables temporary access to Canada, but will not circumvent criminal inadmissibility for those seeking to permanently immigrate to Canada. For those seeking to remedy their criminal inadmissibility for Canadian immigration purposes, please consult our Criminal Rehabilitation section.
Individuals who are criminally inadmissible to Canada will require a Temporary Resident Permit every time they wish to enter Canada. For criminally inadmissible foreign nationals who require regular access to Canada, a multiple-entry Temporary Resident Permit might be an option for you. A multiple-entry TRP can be valid for up to 3 years under Canadian law, although issuance for periods of less than three years is most common.