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Immigration

Bringing you home

Our law firm provides high-quality immigration legal services to our clients. We are not immigration consultants. We are lawyers. We represent clients from all over the world, with a wide range of immigration matters. We are committed to providing exceptional representation to every client, through each step of the immigration process.

We are lawyers that care about our client’s immigration needs. We do more than just fill out forms for our clients. Our goal is to work with you and get you a successful outcome. We will start by assessing your needs/goals, develop a plan for success, monitor the progress of your matter, and provide post-decision assistance.

We specialize in the following areas of Immigration Law:

Family Sponsorships

  • Spousal
  • Parents and Grandparents

We can help you sponsor a loved one to come to Canada.

What we will do for you:

  • Act as your lawyer
  • Determine if you qualify
  • Help complete your immigration forms
  • Identify and gather important documents to support your application
  • Prepare necessary statements/documents to make it easier for the Visa Officer to approve your application quickly
  • Help you deal with any problems if they occur.

Citizenship

If you already have your permanent residence and you are ready to apply for Citizenship, call us for help with your next steps in order to gain citizenship.

To be eligible to become a Canadian citizen, you must: · be a permanent resident · have lived in Canada for 3 out of the last 5 years · have filed your taxes, if you need to · show how well you know Canada · prove your language skills There are situations that can prevent you from becoming a Canadian citizen. Some eligibility requirements are different for minors (under age 18).

If you’ve served in or with the Canadian Armed Forces, you may be able to apply through a faster process.

Permanent Resident Applications

The permanent residence application process can be complex, time consuming and difficult. It is essential that if you are considering applying for Canadian permanent residence, you get professional immigration help. The last thing you want is to be told your application is refused.

As a permanent resident, you and your dependants have:

  • The Right to receive most social benefits that Canadian citizens receive, including health care coverage.
  • The Right to live, work or study anywhere in Canada.
  • The Right to apply for Canadian citizenship after a period of residence.
  • Protection under Canadian law and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

As a permanent resident, you also must pay taxes, and respect all Canadian laws at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

Temporary Resident and Other Applications

  • Work Permits
  • Student Permits
  • Visitor Permits
  • Temporary Resident Permits/Visas
  • Super Visas (for Parents)

What we will do for you:

  • Act as your lawyer
  • Determine if you qualify
  • Help complete your immigration forms
  • Identify and gather important documents to support your application
  • Prepare necessary statements/documents to make it easier for the Visa Officer to approve your application quickly
  • Help you deal with any problems if they occur.

File Reviews and Consultations

Is your application in trouble? We may be able to assist.

We often see things go wrong after individuals start their own application. We can help you make sense of required immigration forms. We will likely need to do a file review at the outset to determine what went wrong and will provide you with advice on how to possibly fix the problem.

Immigration Appeals

  • Family Sponsorship Appeals
  • Permanent Resident Appeals
  • Admissibility Hearings

IMMIGRATION LAW (APPEALS)

We specialize in conducting Appeals at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) when it comes to Family Sponsorship matters.

If your immigration case has been refused, there are two possible ways to appeal the decision; either through the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB), or the Federal Court of Canada (FCC). The IAD handles appeals for family sponsorships, residency obligations, and removal orders, while the FCC handles various immigration application refusals.

The Appeal hearing before the IAD is a new/fresh hearing, and you can introduce new evidence which the Visa Officer didn’t have, including Humanitarian and Compassionate considerations. The FCC will not consider new evidence but will only determine whether the Visa Officer made a reviewable error.

Family Sponsorship Appeals (Spousal and Parents/Grandparents)

If your application to sponsor your spouse, common law partner or other family member has been refused, you can appeal to the IAD. At the appeal, we can provide new/fresh evidence to the IAD, with new evidence of your relationship that you had omitted in your original application. We can also highlight any Humanitarian and Compassionate considerations. IMPORTANT – sponsor’s have 30 days to file an appeal with the IRB.

If you choose to retain us we will fight hard for you to get you a favorable decision. We will seek to find previous cases with facts similar to yours, prepare all relevant evidence, and prepare you and your family member for the appeal hearing.

How the sponsorship appeal process works:

Permanent Resident Appeals

If you are a permanent resident, and have been found to have breached your residency obligation (i.e., meeting 2 years of residence out of 5 years), you could lose your permanent residence status. However, you have a right to appeal to the IAD.

With our knowledge of the law we can assist you to present all the relevant facts to support your case, including Humanitarian and Compassionate considerations. These factors can include length of absence, reasons for absence, hardship to you and your family if you lose your status.

The following chart shows the residency obligation appeal process:

Admissibility Hearings

You may be ordered to appear before the Immigration Division for an admissibility hearing. This happens when the CBSA has reason to believe that you should not enter or remain in Canada (removal order). Admissibility Hearings are held before the Immigration Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB). The IRB is independent of the CBSA. A member (decision-maker) of the Immigration Division will then decide if you are admissible. Being admissible means you may enter or stay in Canada. Being inadmissible means you cannot enter Canada and must leave if you are already in the country.

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