Special and Other Visas

If you are inadmissible to the premises of Canada but have a concrete reason to travel to the country then Temporary Resident Permit offers a solution. The reasons for inadmissibility include criminal records, medical conditions and other such grave situation.

A Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) is a document issued by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will allow you to enter Canada for a limited time. However, the duration depends upon the reason for your travel. It could be as less as a day or two and as much as 3 years, which stands as the maximum TRP validity. The decision regarding the duration is decided by either the border agent or the Canadian Immigration Officer. When it comes to the fee, the application processing fee for a TRP is roughly $200 CAD when applying at a Canadian Immigration office or any Port of Entry.

What are the two types of Temporary Resident Permits (TRPs) that are issued?

  • Single entry TRP – This TRP permits you to enter Canada just once and it shall expire once you exit the country. A single entry TRP is usually granted when you have a specific event to attend like a wedding or wish to visit your ailing family member.
  • Multiple entry TRP – This TRP variant permits multiple entries and exits from Canada within its validity period. It is issued for a specific duration and expires afterwards. Following its expiration, you can reapply for a new TRP.

Documents required for Canadian Temporary Resident Permit

It is significant to note that applying for Canadian Temporary Resident Permit can be complex for you, as it involves submitting court records, parole or probation reports, letter/s of recommendation from authorized individuals, rehabilitation certificate and others. With this, you might also have to produce the list of laws under which you were convicted. Apart from these, there are other supporting documents as well about which you can enquire from our adept TRP consultants Canada.

Eligibility to apply for a Canadian Temporary Resident Permit

If you are convicted of a criminal offence but have a valid reason to travel to Canada then you become eligible for TRP. However, there are two conditions for the same-

  1. If fewer than five years have elapsed since finishing the sentence (comprising jail time, community service hours, probation, and fee payment), OR

     2. If more than five years have passed since completing the sentence, and you haven’t applied for or received a decision on a criminal rehabilitation application.

Note: You cannot work or study on a temporary resident permit, as it is not same as temporary resident visa.

If you have inquiries about TRP documentation or seek a clearer understanding of the application process then you can contact us. We hold the expertise in handling all types of TRP matters and shall guide you throughout the application process effectively.

Do you wish to return to Canada but don’t have a valid permanent resident card? If yes then acquiring a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD) is the finest option for you. PRTD is a travel document which is issued to permanent residents who stay outside Canada and cannot return to the country, as they don’t posses a PR card. You need a PRTD if you are willing to travel to Canada by any commercial transport such as plane, train, boat or a bus or you need to renew or replace your existing PR.

Eligibility for Permanent Resident Travel Document

You should verify your PR status and reside as a permanent resident outside Canada. Additionally, you should not hold Canadian citizenship and fulfil the residency obligations of a permanent resident. It’s crucial not to possess a valid PR card and fulfil all necessary requirements. In case of any queries regarding the eligibility for PRTD, you can get in touch with our immigration consultants who have years of experience in guiding and assisting regarding PRTD.

Documents required for Permanent Resident Travel Document

  • Application for a Permanent Resident Card or Permanent Resident Travel Document (IMM 5444)
  • A copy of receipt of the amount paid
  • A proof of meeting the residency obligation in the last 5 years right before filing the application
  • A valid proof of your name change
  • Photographs – If it’s a paper application then two photos and for online application, just upload one photo on the PR portal
  • PR card- If applying for renewal then show a copy of your existing PR card while you need to upload a photo of your destroyed PR card on the portal if you are applying for its replacement.
  • In case you are 18 years old then it’s important to provide a copy of your birth certificate or legal guardianship document or adoption papers issued by a Canadian court, whichever is applicable. With this, a copy of your school reports including attendance records, reports cards etc. is mandatory.


Depending on your situation, you might have to submit more documents. You can enquire about them from our expert immigration consultants having complete knowledge about PRTD.

At Bluewater Global, our commitment is to assist you throughout the documentation and formalities required for the Permanent Resident Travel Document. We patiently address all your numerous queries, offering tailored solutions. Our aim is to ensure a hassle-free and expedited journey towards obtaining your PRTD. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We’re just a call away!