Immigration Lawyer in Surrey BC
Immigration and Citizenship
Although many people can come to Canada as visitors without a visa, some may need a visa to visit, study and work in the country. Some may wish to immigrate to Canada and become Permanent Residents while others may be in circumstances that will require them to seek Refugee Protection in Canada. Remaining here as a landed immigrant or refugee is a long, often complicated process. We can make the process of obtaining and maintaining your immigration status here easier and help avoid unnecessary delays and complications.
Whether you’re intended stay in Canada is temporary or if you wish to work and live here permanently, we can assist you with the right legal advice and support you throughout the immigration process.
Temporary Resident Visas (business and tourism)
Parents and Grand Parents SuperVisa
Labour Market Impact Assessments
Confirmation Exempt Categories
Temporary entry under various Free Trade Agreements
General Agreement on Trade in Services
Restoration of Temporary Resident Permits
Federal Skilled Workers
Canada Experience Class
Federal Skilled Trades Program
Start Up Business Class
Family Class Sponsorships
Humanitarian and Compassionate Cases
Provincial Nominees (including various entrepreneur and investor programs)
Quebec Immigration (skilled workers, entrepreneurs, investors
Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Pilot Program
Taking Refuge in Canada
To obtain asylum as a refugee in Canada, you must belong to one of three classes of refugees:
Convention refugees abroad: This includes people who are applying for refugee status from outside Canada, but are outside their country of citizenship or habitual residency and who fear persecution for reasons of race, religion, political opinion, nationality or membership in a particular social group.
Country of asylum: This includes people who have come to Canada to escape civil war, armed conflict, or massive violations of human rights.
Source country: This includes people who would meet the definition of a Convention refugee, but are still in their home country.
Litigation and Appeals
I have been representing clients in various proceedings before:
Immigration and Refugee Board
Once you have immigrated, you must observe certain travel, residency and employment restrictions to maintain your status and eventually qualify to become a Canadian citizen.
Once you have met existing residence requirements to become a Canadian Citizen, you may apply for citizenship. This can be a difficult, document-heavy process. We can help you make sure all documentation is properly completed and filed, deal with any barriers to Canadian citizenship, and appeal negative decisions, if necessary.
Adopting children from abroad can be a long and difficult process. Our lawyers can help you understand what you need to do to bring an adoptive child to Canada.
Areas of law:
Removal Order Appeals
matters regarding the Immigration Division (ID), Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), Refugee Division (RD), and Refugee Appeal Division (RAD);
Federal Court for immigration matters, IAD appeals and RAD appeals;
Assess, draft, and file student visas, admissibility inquiries, refugee hearings, sponsorship appeals and citizenship appeals;
Assessing, evaluating, and submitting applications including BC PNP
Venues appeared in:
Federal Court (Vancouver)