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Sponsored Spouses Can Get Immediate Permanent Residence for Canada. No More 2-Year Wait.

By Michael NirenMarch 2, 2016
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Spousal Sponsorship Canada Canada’s Liberal government wants to make it easier for sponsored spouses to become Canadians. Immigration Minister John McCallum recently announced that Canada is eyeing a new system that would be closer to the American spousal sponsorship system. Instead of having to wait 2 years, spouses can get immediate permanent residence. This is […]

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Good News for Parents or Grandparents Looking to Move to Canada

By Michael NirenDecember 9, 2015
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

  Is your family here with you in Canada? When establishing a life in a new country, having your parents and grandparents with you can go a long way to making that country feel like home, as well as potentially improving the living conditions of those who raised you. If you and your family are […]

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Most Common Reasons for a Rejected Visa Sponsorship [Sponsorship Appeal]

By Michael NirenJuly 20, 2020
Family Immigration

Over the past few years, the media has reported on a variety of stories that highlight the backlogs that the Canadian government faces for visa applicants seeking to enter the country on a sponsorship from a family member who resides in the country. Thousands of people are stuck in processing cues that can last well […]

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The Sponsorship Appeal Process: A Timeline

By Michael NirenOctober 11, 2015
Family Immigration

Appealing a Refused Sponsorship Application Unfortunately, the people processing your application to sponsor a close family member for entry into Canada are not infallible. Mistakes do happen, which is why the appeals process exists. There are many variables to consider when applying to sponsor somebody, many of which are out of your control. For example, the […]

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What You Need to Know About Bringing your Family to Canada

By Michael NirenAugust 12, 2020
Family Immigration

Sponsorship Appeal Timelines If you get a negative result after you attempted to sponsor a family member, you have 30 days to launch an appeal of the process. When you receive a date for your appeal, you have to submit all the necessary documentation no later than 20 days before the hearing. The Minister’s counsel […]

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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 […]