Temporary Resident permit (TRP)


What is a Temporary Resident Permit?
A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is a crucial document for individuals who wish to enter Canada but are otherwise inadmissible due to various reasons. It serves as a temporary solution, allowing entry into Canada for a specific period. Unlike a Temporary Resident Visa, a TRP is often issued for specific
purposes and under special circumstances.

The Application Process for TRP

Applying for a TRP involves a detailed process, requiring accurate and complete documentation. From filling out the necessary forms to gathering supporting documents, Titan Law guides clients every step of the way, ensuring a well-prepared and compelling application.

Here is a general outline of the process:
1. Determine Eligibility: First, determine if you need a TRP. A TRP is necessary if you are considered inadmissible to Canada due to reasons like past criminal activity, health issues, or other grounds of inadmissibility.
2. Gather Required Documents: You will need to provide various documents, which may include:
 – A valid passport or travel document.
 – Two recent passport-sized photos.
 – A detailed explanation of why you are inadmissible and why you should be allowed into Canada.
 – A detailed itinerary of your visit (if applicable).
 – Documents that support your application, such as letters of reference, court documents, etc.
 – Proof of financial support during your stay in Canada.
 – Application fees.
3. Complete the Application Form: You must complete the application form for a Temporary Resident Permit. Ensure all sections are completed accurately and that the form is signed.
4. Pay the Application Fee: There is a non-refundable fee for processing a TRP application. The processing fee for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is CAD $200. However, it’s important to note that fees are subject to change.
5. Submit the Application: Applications can be submitted either at a Canadian visa office abroad, at a Port of Entry, or in certain cases, within Canada. The method of submission can depend on your specific circumstances.

6. Attend an Interview if Required: In some cases, you may be required to attend an interview at the visa office.
7. Await Decision: Processing times for TRP applications can vary. During this time, the immigration officials will review your application and decide whether to grant you the TRP.
8. Adhere to the Conditions of the TRP: If your application is successful, your TRP will come with specific conditions such as the length of stay and whether you are allowed to work or study in Canada.

Temporary Resident Permit vs Temporary Resident Visa

While both documents allow entry into Canada, they serve different purposes. A TRP is typically issued for individuals who are otherwise inadmissible, whereas a Temporary Resident Visa is for visitors, students, or workers who meet standard entry requirements. Understanding these differences is crucial
Duration and Conditions of a Temporary Resident Permit TRPs are issued for varying durations, depending on the individual case and reason for entry into
Canada. They also come with specific terms and conditions, which must be adhered to. Titan Law ensures that clients understand and comply with these requirements.

A TRP can be issued for the length of your visit to Canada, up to a maximum of three years.
– The exact duration is determined by the immigration officer and will depend on the reason for your visit and your individual situation.
– In some cases, the permit might be issued for a shorter period than requested.



– The TRP may come with specific conditions depending on the reason for your visit and your personal circumstances.
– These conditions can include restrictions on work or study. For example, you might be allowed to enter Canada but not allowed to work, or you might be permitted to work but only in a specific job.
– You may be required to report to immigration officials at certain times.
– The permit could also stipulate that you cannot apply for Canadian permanent residence while you are in Canada on a TRP.

The Importance of Legal Guidance in TRP Applications
The complexity of immigration laws makes professional legal guidance invaluable. Titan Law’s experienced immigration lawyers offer personalized assistance, tailoring our approach to each client’s unique situation. With a deep understanding of Canadian immigration laws, we optimize your chances
of a successful application.
Common Mistakes in TRP Applications

When applying for a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) in Canada, certain common mistakes can lead to delays or even the refusal of your application. Our team at Titan Law is adept at identifying and avoiding these common mistakes, ensuring a smoother application process. Being aware of these mistakes can
help you avoid them:
1. Incomplete Application: Not filling out all the required sections of the application form, or not providing all the necessary documents, is a common mistake. Every question should be answered accurately, and all required documents must be included.
2. Insufficient Explanation for Inadmissibility: If the reason for applying for a TRP is inadmissibility to Canada, it’s crucial to provide a detailed and clear explanation of the circumstances. This includes the nature of any convictions or reasons for inadmissibility and evidence of
rehabilitation or changes in circumstances.
3. Lack of Supporting Documentation: Failing to provide sufficient supporting documents that corroborate your story or explain your situation can weaken your application. This includes legal documents, letters of reference, proof of employment, and any other relevant paperwork.
4. Failure to Demonstrate Strong Ties to Home Country: Applicants need to show that they have significant reasons to return to their home country after their visit to Canada. This can include job, family, property, or other responsibilities.
5. Not Showing Adequate Financial Support: Applicants must demonstrate that they have enough funds to support themselves during their stay in Canada. Failure to provide evidence of financial stability is a common mistake.
6. Incorrect Fee Payment: Paying the wrong application fee or failing to include the receipt of payment can result in a delay or refusal.
7. Poorly Explained Purpose of Visit: Not clearly explaining the purpose of the visit or not providing a detailed itinerary can lead to misunderstandings about your intentions in Canada.
8. Application to the Wrong Office: Submitting the application to the wrong office or through the incorrect channel can lead to delays. It’s important to send your application to the correct Canadian visa office or apply at the port of entry, as appropriate.
9. Assuming Fast Processing Times: Some applicants assume their application will be processed quickly. Processing times vary, and it’s important to apply well in advance of your planned travel date.
10. Failure to Update Information: If circumstances change after submitting your application (like a change in address, marital status, or travel plans), failing to update this information with IRCC can affect your application.


A Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) allows individuals who are inadmissible to Canada for various reasons, such as health or criminality, to enter or stay in Canada temporarily if they have a justifiable reason to be in the country. TRPs are issued at the discretion of Canadian immigration authorities and are not the same as Temporary Resident Visas (TRVs).

Individuals who are otherwise inadmissible to Canada due to criminal, security, medical, or financial reasons but have a significant reason to travel to Canada may need a TRP to enter the country temporarily.

You can apply for a TRP at a Canadian visa office abroad, at a Port of Entry (if eligible), or from within Canada if you are already in the country legally. The application process involves submitting a completed application form, paying the processing fee, and providing documents that support your reason for needing to enter or remain in Canada.

Processing times for TRPs can vary widely depending on the location of the application, the complexity of the case, and the current workload of the Canadian immigration authorities. It’s important to check the most current processing times on the IRCC website.

Holding a TRP does not directly lead to permanent residency in Canada. However, being in Canada on a TRP may allow you to gain experience or connections that could benefit a future application for permanent residency through other immigration programs. For the most accurate and personalized information, it’s important to consult the official IRCC website or seek professional advice, as immigration policies and procedures can change.