The Difference between Temporary Residence Permit (TRP) and Criminal Rehabilitation (CR)
How Do I Deal with Denied Entry to CanadaIn order to protect Canada and Canadian citizens, the country will pay extra attention to travelers who possess criminal history. The strict rules set by the government can be very complicated and overwhelming for someone who has a criminal record and wants to enter Canada. In other words, you may be denied entry if you are considered “inadmissible” to Canada. How can you overcome inadmissibility to enter Canada? The solution is that, you will have to obtain either a Temporary Resident Permit, or overcome criminal inadmissibility through Criminal Rehabilitation.
What is Criminal Rehabilitation (CR)Temporary Resident Permit and Criminal Rehabilitation are very different application processes, with different eligibility requirements and processing times. Criminal Rehabilitation is the process of your criminal background being permanently suspended for the purpose of entering Canada. In other words, it is a permanent solution, and it means your entry to Canada will never be refused based on your criminal record. There are 2 types of Criminal Rehabilitation, each with a different set of qualifications: Deemed criminally rehabilitated and Individual rehabilitation
- Deemed Criminally rehabilitated
- Sentence: count 10 years after the date the sentence was complete
- Imprisonment & Parole: count 10 years after the completion of the parole
- Sentence & probation: count 10 years after the completion of the probationary period
- Individual Rehabilitation
- Sentence: count 5 years after the date the sentence was complete
- Imprisonment & Parole: count 5 years after the completion of the parole
- Sentence & probation: count 5 years after the completion of the probation is complete
What is Temporary Residence Permit (TRP)If you do not qualify for criminal rehabilitation, but you are urgent to travel to Canada, you may have to apply for a temporary residence permit. The Temporary Resident Permit, a travel document, will allow you to travel to and enter Canada regardless of your inadmissibility. The length of these permits is completely at the discretion of the Officer making a decision on your matter. When an Officer reviews your application, they will consider “need vs. risk.” This means that they will consider whether or not your need to enter Canada outweighs the risk you might pose to Canada and Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents. In your application, you will need to strongly demonstrate: Remorse for your previous offense(s); Your considerably changed moral character; Your purpose or reason for seeking entry into Canada; and That you would be considered a low risk traveller.
Contact Akrami and AssociatesThe rules set by the Canadian government are very strict when it comes to inadmissibility. Having to understand the mandatory waiting period and having to prepare all the required documents can very confusing and exhausting. This is where professional help comes in handy. Have a consultation regarding the best strategy regarding your entry to Canada with Akrami and Associates! We have helped many clients with many difficult situations regarding inadmissibility. With our experienced immigration professionals, you will not only have all of your questions answered, but also have professional assistance to apply for your temporary residence permit and/or criminal rehabilitation. With Akrami & Associates, there is always a way!
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