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Welcome to VisaPlace! Founded by Toronto immigration lawyer Michael Niren, VisaPlace is a key resource for all your US and Canadian immigration needs. This website is your go-to source for the latest immigration and visa news and programs. Our experienced team of immigration lawyers and licensed consultants work to provide the best, most efficient visa services available. We provide affordable legal consultations that can help you understand your options so you can make well informed decisions based on an analysis of your situation and credentials. A consultation is the best way to get started on your path to immigration.

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Should I Sign My Child’s Passport?

By CaseyJanuary 16, 2020
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Melissa Biggs from Kingston, Ontario is warning parents travelling with young children not to sign their child’s passport because it will result in the passport being invalid. Biggs signed her infant son’s passport at a U.S. airport in March last year, as she was told to do by the TSA agent in order to board […]

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Nova Scotia Approves Record Number of Immigrants in 2019

By CaseyJanuary 14, 2020
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In 2019, Nova Scotia had a record level of immigration, claiming to target workers in specific branches. As of Dec. 27, the Office of Immigration had approved 2,780 applications from workers in key sectors, including health care. That’s up 21 percent compared to 2018 and a more than 300 percent increase from 2013. Since 2018, […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan to Move to Canada?

By MorganJanuary 15, 2020
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On January 8, 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their plans to resign as senior members of the British Royal family. They plan on supporting the monarchy but will be stepping away from their public duties to focus on becoming financially independent. Presently, the couple has announced that they plan to split their […]

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Green Card Holder Laws Change in 2020

By Ella BergquistJanuary 20, 2020
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The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced several laws that will take effect in 2020. The new laws that go into effect in 2020 could get permanent residents deported if you don’t pay attention. New Green Card Rules for 2020 Tax Returns Failing to admit you’re an immigrant on your tax returns or […]

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UK Election Results: Impact on Immigration 2020

By MorganJanuary 16, 2020
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The United Kingdom held a general election on December 12, 2019. One of the major political issues being voted on was Brexit, the movement by the UK to leave the European Union. For many, a vote for the Conservative party and by extension, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, was a vote to leave the EU. The […]

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What To Expect When Landing At a US Airport

By MorganJanuary 16, 2020
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Choosing to visit or immigrate to the United States involves carrying the right documentation to clear Customs. Sometimes you will only need a passport but other times a visa may be required. Often visa applications can be a long process but ultimately being able to fulfill your dreams to move or visit the US is […]

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Nabel Bendago

Applying for PR can be a daunting task. I remember going on various websites during my research period and being so overwhelmed with the number of forms, and directions on how, when, where to send them. It was a great comfort and relief to me knowing that I could rely on someone else, an expert, like Lauren to help me. Lauren worked on my PR application and it has been excellent experience. She saved me a lot of time and stress, she respond quickly to whatever questions and concerns I have. I can truly recommend her and the team @Niren. Thank you

Gaurav Gupta

Having had a bad experience with a different immigration consultant in Toronto, we ended up working with Lauren Shannan and her team at Niren and Associates on our PR application, and couldn’t be more satisfied. Lauren was extremely patient, reassuring and knowledgeable. She was very prompt with responding to all of our questions with clear answers and recommendations. She also followed up with the immigration authorities as needed.

Lauren and team were a pleasure to work with, and we would recommend their services.

sarang chouhan

One word magnificent. I strongly recommend this place to all the people who were willing to apply for permanent resident. I want to thank Raina,Sana,Iara for helping me to get my permanent resident. Staff is very polite and always there to solve my queries without any delay.

Gurpreet Bambra

I had to urgently obtain TN-Management Consultant status for the work I do with a US client within a week. VisaPlace went above and beyond to ensure that all the paperwork was in place and good to go for CBPS. They even took the time to prepare me for the interview.

They are simply awesome. They will professionally and tactfully guide you as to what you need in order to meet any legal requirements to work within Canada & the US.

Stephan Jacob

Excellent customer service! Receptionist is always pleasant and welcoming. Iara assisted us from start to finish. Would highly recommend this firm!

Abdullah Sifat

I found VisaPlace (Niren & Associates) through google search. It was a very good decision letting them prepare my study permit application. I am very pleased with all the work done by Yasmeen and Sanaa. They answered all my questions and concerns, helped me prepare all the necessary documents and submitted a complete application on behalf of me. I got my study permit well ahead of the expected time. Thank you !!

Giles Jordan

I have nothing but positive things to say about my experience. From start to finish they were professional, helpful, and thorough in what they did in helping my application be successful. Would thoroughly recommend.

Hemali Ved

We worked with Visaplace on our express entry PR process and they were very helpful. Sanaa Mahmoud and Richard Mckergow who handled our case were very responsive and assisted us all throughout the entire process. We would definitely recommend their services.

Tamer Saleh

Great service, continuous follow up and very understanding staff.. I really appreciate the efforts and professional work. I would recommend them for sure for anything related to Visa application. Thank you all.

Amna Mohamed

VISA PLACE are very helpfull and compassionate Immigration lawyers. After two Visa refusal of my mother Supper Visa application , I retained the Visa Place to handle my mother case. From the fist star I knew I was in a good hand. With their great experience , high professionalism and great orientation to details My Mother obtained her Visa in less than 8 weeks. Thank you again, and if needed immigration services in the future VISA PLACE would be my first choice.

Carmen Dos Santos

Lauren and Sarah are currently working on my families visas for Canada. They are very knowledgeable and gave us all our options before beginning our application. They answered all of our emails quickly and without delay. They were able to answer all of our questions. I highly recommend them and the firm they work for. I have had a wonderful expereince working with this law firm especially Lauren and Sarah!

Sephra Ramdeo

My representatives were Lauren Shannan and Sarah Dupuis. They were very efficient and they know exactly what we needed to get our permits and temporary residence visas to Canada. They are also very thorough. Great Job! I definitely recommend Visa Place to anyone looking for a trustworthy immigration lawyer. Keep up the good work!

Charity Musa

Great law firm with great staff. My lawyer Rania did a great job for my Canadian work permit and my daughters study permit. You are great in your work. And my Para Legal officer Alicea, you are just amazing. They did not rest until my job was promptly and properly done. Always there to answer my calls, reply my emails promptly. She tried her best and the results were amazing. I recommend visa place if you need the best immigration job. Many thanks to Rania and Alicea.

Daxesh Patel

Great firm on top of their game. Worked with us til the end to ensure my parents visa was approved and guided us along the way in a professional manor. Natalie is awesome. Majority of our communications were via email, but the responses were immediate. I would greatly recommend this firm. Thank you for all your hard work and help. My family and I do really appreciate it.

Theresie Nuwimana

I am grateful for the legal services that I got from Sanaa and Alicea of Visa Place. I was impressed by their client centered approach. Their professionalism involved their hearts and heads to work on my case. I cannot compare the time they spent on it with the money I paid. All they wanted was a fine final document. I also liked their prompt communication. They are really passionate about what they do.