Should I ask for a Temporary Resident Permit in my H&C claim?

4. Learn about the application process

You can include an application for a with your to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Get legal advice if you've already made your H&C application and are thinking about applying for a Temporary Resident Permit.

Applying for a Temporary Resident Permit

You need to:

  • complete the application form for a Temporary Resident Permit
  • collect all of the documents that IRCC requires, for example, proof of identity, such as a passport
  • explain why they should accept your application
  • include that supports your application

Follow these steps to open and save an IRCC form in PDF format, using Adobe Acrobat Reader for both PC and Mac users. You can't open the forms on your phone or tablet.

Usually, you have to pay a fee of $200 to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit. But you don't have to pay this fee when you include that application with your H&C application.

When you apply for a Temporary Resident Permit, you can apply for a work permit or study permit at the same time. Usually, it costs less to apply at the same time than if you apply separately. And you get your work or study permit faster.

IRCC has an instruction guide that gives detailed information about how to apply for a Temporary Resident Permit.

IRCC also has a document checklist that you can use to make sure you include all of the documents they require. For example, you have to get:

  • photocopies of identity documents, such as passports and birth certificates
  • proof, such as court records, to show that you were convicted of a crime, if that's the reason you're
  • certified translations for any documents that are not in English or French

Getting evidence to support your application

If you don't include strong evidence that IRCC should accept your application, they'll likely refuse it. It's important to get legal help so that your application is as strong as possible.

A lawyer who knows immigration law can help you make the strongest possible application and can help you gather evidence to support it.

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