Last Updated on June 15, 2015
In some situations, the applicant might find it essential to travel and Canada could be interested in issuing a travel document to these individuals. This is so even if the Ministerial Instructions (MIs) describe the applicants. Typical examples of these individuals could include:
- Heads and deputy heads of state
- Chief justices
- Parliamentary and senate speakers
- Ministers and deputy ministers
- Secretaries of state
- Parliamentary secretaries
- Lieutenant governors
- Provincial and territorial leaders and ministers
- Federal parliamentarians
- Assistant Deputy Minister-level senior federal, provincial and territorial officials
- Foreign Representatives such as Diplomats, Consular Officers, and Individuals covered by an Order in Council under the Foreign Missions and International Organizations Act (FMIOA), for example officials of ICAO or,
- Other individuals identified by the IPM who could be VIPs (senior business people equivalent to the government positions mentioned above, internationally acclaimed artists etc.
In case an applicant or a potential applicant affected by these Ministerial Instructions (MIs) needs to travel to Canada, the Minister has the authority to provide an exemption. This exemption enables officers to continue processing the Application for Permanent Residence (PR) towards finalisation or towards the issuance of a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP).
If the officer consider a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP) appropriate in any case, the officer would need to contact the Case Management Branch (CMB) for consultations first. Only then should the authorities approve an exemption or issue a Temporary Resident Permit (TRP). This is applicable even if the applicant does not fall into any of the categories listed above.
The e-mail would include the following details:
- The applicant’s name
- The applicant’s date of birth
- A copy of a letter or an e-mail of support from a Canadian federal department outlining Canada’s interest in issuing the Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)
- The Ebola specific medical form and,
- Any information related to the duration for which the authorities should consider issuing the Temporary Resident Permit (TRP)
The Case Management Branch (CMB) would need to coordinate consultations. Thereafter, it might even ask for additional information in relation to public health considerations.
Source: Citizenship and Immigration