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Canada Visa for Parents Approved 2015

By Michael NirenSeptember 28, 2015
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Parent Visa Approved! “I like to thank you Subhihi Siddiqui and Bianca Migalbin for helping us to get our parents visa approved. Finally it got approved and they are here with us now. It wouldn’t be possible without Niren & Associates. I would recommend you to anyone who is looking for Canadian visa. They were […]

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How to Sponsor your Spouse to Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 3, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Hello, everyone. My name is Hishgee Bessey from visaplace.com. Today I would like to talk about sponsoring your spouse or common-law partner. If you’re a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who married a foreign national, you may be eligible to sponsor your spouse. Canadian government gives a priority to such kind of application, recognizing […]

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How Much Should I Budget for Family Class Sponsorship Fees

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Family Immigration

Are you interested in applying for Canadian permanent residence via the Family Class category, but aren’t sure how much to budget for Canadian Family Class Sponsorship fees? It’s the surprisingly common question we hear from many of our clients, and today we’re going to give you a better idea of Family Class Sponsorship fees and how […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship approved in only 6 months

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

“I Would like to take a moment to give much deserved thanks to Niren and Associates for necessitating a quick and smooth process of my spousal permanent residence application. Many thanks in particular to my representative Sonia Grewal. I am typing this review today from Canada as a landed immigrant exactly 6 months after we […]

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Inter-Country Adoption Immigration Backlogs a Result of Systemic Issues

By Michael NirenOctober 31, 2014
Family ImmigrationAdoption

Canadian couples and their legally adopted children have been stuck in an immigration catch-22 for the past while. The Canadian government will not process visas for children without exit letters and, in the case of the Democratic Republic of Congo for instance, exit letters will not be issued for a child without a valid visa; […]

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CIC Announces Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Back at the end of 2013, it was announced by Immigration Minister Chris Alexander that the CIC planned to welcome almost 50,000 sponsored partners, spouses and children this year. Spousal Sponsorship Targets for 2014 There’s still time to apply for those looking to sponsor their partners, spouses or children, although it should be noted that from August 1, the […]

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Applying for Parental Sponsorship for Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi. This is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. I’m here today to talk to you about the new parental and grandparents sponsorship that’s going to be opening up, re-opening, on January 2, 2014. Parental Sponsorship for Canada It’s a very exciting development because […]

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2014 Parental and Grandparent Sponsorships Has Reached Cap

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Hi, this is Michael Niren and I am an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com.  Just an update on the parental sponsorship procedures no longer accepted for 2014, as well as, a grandparent applications. Parental and Grandparent Sponsorship Update Five thousand applications have been reached, meaning that there is a cap and it has been […]

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What Are the Red Flags for Canadian Spousal Sponsorship Applications?

By Michael NirenJanuary 16, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

(Below is a transcription of this video) NOTE: This article was originally written in 2014. Hi, my name is Michael Niren. I am an immigration lawyer and founderof VisaPlace.com. Recently, there was an article in the Toronto Star aboutthe inner workings of immigration and what red flags officers consider tobe of concern. Cases flagged as […]

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What If My Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused?

By Michael NirenMarch 10, 2021
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

After obtaining permanent residence in Canada, it is very common for one to then try to bring their spouse to live there too. There are a handful of factors, however, that may cause someone to be refused spousal sponsorship. Reasons Why Spousal Sponsorship Is Refused Ineligible to Sponsor It is important to note that simply […]

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What Are My Obligations As A Sponsor?

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family Immigration

Many people are not aware that when they sponsor a family member they are actually responsible for them for a certain amount of years. Financially responsible among other things. This only begins once they have been accepted as a Canadian Permanent Resident. Beginning the Sponsorship Process So before you begin the sponsorship process just remember, […]

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Canada Will Re-Open Parent and Grandparent Visa Program in 2014

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has announced that it will re-open the parent and grandparent visa program on January 2nd, 2014 because by then the application backlog and the wait time for processing these applications are expected to be reduced significantly. However, there will be different phases to the program and there will also be several […]

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Can I Bring My Parents and Grandparents to Canada?

By Michael NirenMay 26, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

It’s not uncommon for people who immigrate to Canada as permanent residents, or for Canadian citizens, to want to sponsor their relatives to come to Canada as well. Many of these relatives include parents and grandparents, who are very important components of family for many people. Sponsoring Parents and Grandparents to Canada Canada’s family reunification […]

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Bringing Your Parents and Grandparents to Canada

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident who wishes to sponsor their parents or grandparents to come to Canada? You are not alone. Many people from all over Canada wish to sponsor their parents and grandparents to come to Canada and were extremely disappointed when the program was suspended in order to give […]

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How do I bring my Parents or Grandparents to Canada?

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Did you know that Canada provides Canadian citizens and permanent residents with the opportunity to apply to sponsor their relatives from abroad to come to Canada? Once sponsored to Canada, these relatives – which include spouses, parents or grandparents – are permanent residents themselves. The Parent and Grandparent sponsorship program was suspended a while ago […]