Will a TRP help me if I have been denied entry to Canada?
Are you a foreign national or United States citizen who has a criminal record or who has been denied entry to Canada? Do you worry that if you attempt to travel to Canada, you will be denied because of a medical issue?
These days, the Canada has increased security around its borders and has stricter restrictions on who is allowed into the country and who is not. However, sometimes people are caught up in these restrictions when they don’t deserve to be because they pose no threat to Canada or Canadians. If this applies to you, you could consider applying for a Temporary Resident Permit, or TRP. This can certainly help you if you have been denied entry.
Speak to a licensed immigration lawyer about your TRP application
A licensed immigration lawyer is the best bet for determining if you should apply for a temporary resident permit, or to explore the other options that are available to you. An immigration lawyer can also review your situation and determine if you will indeed be admissible or inadmissible to Canada.
They can offer valuable advice, including what to apply for (there are additional options other than Temporary Resident Permits) as well as how and where you should apply for these documents.
For example, someone who is a United States Citizen can apply for a Temporary Resident permit at the US-Canada border, which can be quite a speedy process. However, there is always the risk that person can be denied their Temporary Resident Permit and be stuck back at square one, having travelled all of the way to the border at great expense and inconvenience.
There is also the opportunity to apply for the Temporary Resident Permit at your nearest Canadian consulate or embassy. While this process can take a little longer, you do not need to travel to the border and it may be more convenient.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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