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Canadian Citizenship by Marriage 2020

By Michael NirenFebruary 4, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Deciding to get married is an exciting decision for a couple. However, it can become tricky when the partners do not hold the same citizenship. If you and your spouse decide that you want to live in Canada, the spouse with Canadian citizenship or permanent residency can sponsor the other. While a successful sponsorship case […]

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Super Visa for Parents to be in Canada for new baby

By Michael NirenJanuary 13, 2013
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Q. I want to apply for a Super visa. My Parents live overseas and I want them to come to Canada to be here for the birth of our baby. How can we get them here. A. Parent and Grandparents can come to Canada under the Super Visa category. Below are the requirements. To apply […]

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Sponsorship Lawyers for Toronto

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Are you searching for a Sponsorship Lawyer in Toronto? Do you wish to sponsor your loved one to Canada and do not know where to turn? Immigration law is becoming increasingly complex so it is essential that you get the help you need in order to ensure that the process will go smoothly. Sponsorship Applications […]

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Is The Super Visa Program For Parents And Grandparents A Success?

By Michael NirenJanuary 1, 2020
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Last year as a part of their effort to clear a massive immigration application backlog, the Government of Canada announced they would not be accepting any new applications to sponsor parents and grandparents to Canada. Some of these permanent residency applications were taking up to eight years to be processed.  Instead, the Government of Canada […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Application Approved

By Michael NirenNovember 22, 2012
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Hello Natalie I hope this email finds you well. Please be advised that we have received notification today from CIC that you have been approved as a sponsor and Terry’s application for Permanent  Residence has been forwarded to CPP Ottawa for further processing. The current processing time at the CPP Ottawa is approximately 8-12 months. We will contact […]

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Spousal Sponsorship Rules Introduced By Canadian Government

By Michael NirenFebruary 4, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

The Government of Canada has announced that the long-discussed spousal sponsorship rules are now in effect. These rules will have a big impact on marriage immigration in Canada, and sometimes not for the better. On December 15, 2016, the Liberal Government of Canada announced a number of major changes to the family sponsorship immigration process. […]

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Canada Denying Lots of Super Visa Applications

By Michael NirenDecember 19, 2019
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

In spring of this 2012, the Canadian Government put the family sponsorship of parents and grandparents on pause, but at the same time introduced the Super Visa – a 10 year, multiple entry visa that parents and grandparents could use to come to Canada for two years at a time. However, multiple media outlets are […]

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Super Visa Application Approved

By Michael NirenMay 29, 2012
Family Immigration

Hi Amandine, It is with great pleasure to inform you that, my parents have received their passports along with visa stamp from Canadian High Commission until 2006.  I have asked them to send me a copy of visa stamp (thru scanning). Super-Visa Application is successfully accepted!!!! I must thank you from the bottom of my heart- the whole team […]

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Canadian Government May Continue to Limit Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents

By Michael NirenMarch 27, 2012
Family Immigration

Late last year, the Canadian Government put the sponsorship of parents and grandparents on hold due to a backlog of applications. Instead, they introduced the Super Visa, which is a 10-year, multiple-entry visa for temporary visits. Options to Limit Sponsorship of Parents and Grandparents Considered The program is currently under review as Citizenship, Immigration and […]

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Super Visas for Parents Now Launched

By Michael NirenDecember 1, 2011
Family ImmigrationParent & Grandparent

Super Visa Applications for Parents and Grandparents Today is the day that Canada immigration gets “Super”. Super Visas for Parents and Grandparents are now effective. Super Visas are Visas for Parents and Grandparents of Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents who wish to come to Canada on a temporary basis. Super Visas will be issued for […]

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Toronto School Board allegedly rejecting children of non immigration-status parents

By Michael NirenJuly 16, 2010
Family ImmigrationParent & GrandparentChild

Only 14 per cent of schools accept children of non immigration-status parents Social Planning Toronto, an organization dedicated to improving quality of life through social planning in the city, recently went undercover to see if Toronto-area Catholic schools will accept children of non-status immigrant parents. Researchers pretended to be family members of non-status children living in […]

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Did you know that the Alberta Provincial Nominee Program allows for Family Sponsorships by “distant relatives”?

By Michael NirenJuly 14, 2010
Family Immigration

// How to come to Alberta through the Provincial Nominee Program It is well known that under the Federal immigration system, Family Class sponsorships in Canada are restricted to spouses, common law partners, parents and grandparents (and dependent children). If you are a member of the family class, you may be eligible to be sponsored […]

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Citizenship and Immigration Canada cracks down on Marriage and Adoption for Immigration Purposes

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2010
Family ImmigrationAdoption

What You Need to Know About “Adoption for Immigration” A small mention proposing new regulations on family relationships for immigrants was mentioned in Saturday’s Canada Gazette about ‘adoption for immigration in Canada. The Canada Gazette is a publication put out by the Government of Canada that contains information on notices for the public, hearings and […]

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Does having Canadian Adoptive Parents result in Automatic Canadian Citizenship?

By Michael NirenMarch 9, 2010
Family ImmigrationAdoption

Canadian Citizenship for Adopted Kids Last week, a hearing began for a teenager who is under threat of deportation back to his native Congo for committing a crime. Immigrant young offenders, unlike their age of majority counterparts, are not typically deported when they commit a severe crime. The teenager was recently released from a juvenile […]

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Sponsorship Application Refused because of my Previous Marriage

By Michael NirenJuly 29, 2009
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Hello Mr. Niren, I would like your opinion on my sponsorship. My husband was refused because of my previous marriage. Canada Immigration jumped to the conclusion that my second marriage is not bona fide because of my previous marriage was brief . I have reapply with more proof that my marriage is genuine. What do […]