Temporary Resident Permit for victims of family violence
Temporary Resident Permit for Domestic Violence
In general, domestic violence is defined as a form of abuse or neglect committed by a family member. In this case, the TRP applies to victims of spousal violence by a spouse or common-law partner. When assessing eligibility for a TRP, officials will assess whether an undeclared foreign national:
Are physically present in Canada and have been victims of violence by their spouse or common-law partner during their stay, including physical, sexual or psychological abuse, financial abuse or neglect;
The desire to obtain permanent resident status requires them to maintain a good faith relationship in the presence of violence, and such a relationship with an abusive spouse or common-law partner is essential to maintaining the foreign national’s status in Canada.
The following foreigners are eligible:
In accordance with the appropriate ministerial directive, the officer must consider the applicant’s relationship with Canada and factors related to child custody or other family law matters.
What does domestic violence mean?
Domestic violence can be more than just physical violence. A person may experience one or more forms of violence, including:
Dependent foreign children may also be victims or witnesses of abuse or neglect.
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