Temporary Resident Permit

What is a temporary resident permit?

The temporary resident permit is an entry visa given to people who have been considered inadmissible into Canada to come in and stay for a period. This permit is only issued to those who have a valid reason to enter or remain in Canada for safety or health issues. It doesn’t matter if the reason for your denied entry is minor; you can still be issued a temporary resident permit if you show a justifiable reason to come into the country. Note that even if you show all these reasons, it is still not a guarantee the temporary resident permit will be offered to you.

What is a temporary resident permit

How do I apply for a
temporary resident permit?

If eTA is required

The citizens of eTA-required countries could apply for a temporary resident permit if the eTA for their country were denied. Still, issuing of the permit is dependent on the reason for the inadmissibility and the circumstances surrounding it. Check for your country’s visa office as the form to fill might differ from country to country. So, make the necessary findings before application.

If you are visa-required

If your country requires you to apply for a visitor visa, then it must be done. You will also need to submit the necessary documents that explain why you are justified in coming to Canada and why you were denied. After the submission, you will be interviewed by the visa officer to validate all the information provided.

How long you can stay in Canada

If you wish to visit in Canada for a week, you can get a temporary resident permit issued for that time. Ultimately, you must leave the country before the permit’s expiry date or start processing a new permit before the expiration date of the former. But, note that once you exit the country, the visa is considered invalid, and the officer in charge can cancel your permit anytime.

What are the fees?

The general fee for processing the temporary resident permit is 200CAD, and it will not be refunded if you are denied the permit.

In this situation, you have few options to bypass the inadmissibility.

In this situation, you have few options to bypass the inadmissibility.

Penalties for driving while impaired

Those caught driving impaired by drugs, alcohol or Cannabis will most likely be inadmissible for serious lawbreaking. They can only be issued a temporary resident permit that will allow them to stay or enter the country for a short period.


The requirements to be a visa sponsor, are determined by the rules. Only one of your 1st grade legal parental guardians can be your sponsor. First-degree relatives: mothers, fathers, wives, and children can also be sponsors.

To be eligible for a temporary resident permit, your need to enter or stay in Canada must outweigh the health or safety risks to Canadian society, as determined by an immigration or a border services officer. Even if the reason you’re inadmissible seems minor, you must demonstrate that your visit is justified.

You can stay in Canada while waiting for your permanent residence as long as you maintain legal status. Temporary resident status is valid for a specific period of time and you must ensure that your status as a temporary resident remains valid while you are in Canada. Find out more about extending your stay.

A TRV is a document that shows you meet the requirements to enter Canada temporarily, and they can be issued to visitors, students or workers. Most visitors can stay for up to six months with a TRV. On the other hand, a TRP is only used for those that are deemed inadmissible to Canada.