There are several different circumstances that could constitute criminal inadmissibility. For example if a person has been convicted of an offence and:
- Less than five years have elapsed since the completion of the sentence
- More than five years have elapsed since the completion of the sentence and the inadmissible person has not applied for, or received, a positive decision on an application for criminal rehabilitation
It is important to note that individuals who are eligible for criminal rehabilitation but who have not yet applied and require entry to Canada, should not only apply for a TRP but for criminal rehabilitation as well. Criminal rehabilitation is a permanent solution to criminal inadmissibility, while a TRP is a temporary bridge for inadmissibility.
Applicants can apply for a TRP at Canadian visa office or at a port of entry. The Canadian government encourages individuals to apply well in advance if they know they must enter Canada and are inadmissible.
For information on how ICS can assist you with your application for a Temporary Resident Permit Canada, please contact us.