Temporary Resident Permit Documents
What Do I Need To Apply for a TRP?
There are several required forms needed in order to apply for criminal rehabilitation so that you can enter Canada. These forms include, but are not limited to the following:
The fee for immigration services has to be paid whenever applying for rehabilitation. The fee for approval of rehabilitation can range for $200 to $1000 Canadian dollars based on the severity of the criminal act or the conviction. When applying for rehabilitation $200 must be sent first, if authority from the minister is required an additional $800 will need to be paid. When you use a Canadian immigration lawyer to help apply for a TRP, you can pay this fee directly to him or her in trust, and they will handle paying it to the government.
Once the application is completed it will be reviewed by an officer along with all of the supporting documentation. If it is found that you are eligible for rehabilitation, the officer will make either a positive or negative recommendation on the application. The application will then be sent to the authority that may approve or refuse each of the applications for rehabilitation. For offenses that are not as serious the authority is typically the local office manager. For more serious offenses, the decision will be made by the Minister for Citizenship and Immigration.
Some of the factors that may be considered during the review process include:
Rehabilitation applications may take up to a year to be processed. In order to make sure that your application is processed as quickly as possible, make sure that all of the information and documents that have been requested are provided along with the application. If there is any change to your contact information such as address, fax number, email, or phone number, and make sure that you notify the visa office immediately. Because Criminal Rehabilitation (CR) takes so long to be processed, many people apply for both a TRP and CR at the same time. This allows them to visit travel Canada immediately using the TRP, and to have full access to Canada over the long time thanks to the permanent CR.
Some of the factors that may cause a delay in processing your application include:
It is important to also note that approval of this type of application is only one part of determining whether or not you will be able to enter the country. Once you have been approved for rehabilitation you will also need to meet other requirements that are necessary for those that are seeking to enter the country as either a temporary or permanent resident.
If you are a gambler you can always risk being denied entry to Canada by not supporting your TRP or CR application with proper documentation, but if you want a serious shot of gaining entrance via special permission from CIC or the visa office in the United States (there is one in New York and one in Los Angeles) you should back up your application as best as possible.