Information on the fees that must be paid when applying for a TRP.
Generally, there is a processing fee of $200 per individual for the issuance of a temporary residence permit (TRP). The fee is non-refundable and will only be charged after the permit is granted.
If a person is unable or unwilling to pay the fee, they will be advised to withdraw their TRP application. A TRP application will never be processed if the applicant does not pay the fee.
In 2012, the Canadian government began granting a fee exemption to certain people who have been deemed inadmissible to Canada for criminal acts. This exemption applies to those who:
- Are applying for a TRP at a Canadian port of entry or visa office abroad.
- Have been convicted of an offense that does not come with a prison sentence.
- Have no other convictions and have not done any other acts that would make them inadmissible.
Those who fall under this category will be exempt from the $200 TRP processing fee. However, the exemption is a one-time exemption. This is to say that if a person who has benefited from the exemption attempts to apply for a new TRP, he or she will then have to pay the fee. The exemption does not apply to those who have been convicted of sexual offences or offences related to child pornography.
For more information on, how to apply for a TRP, click here.