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How To Bring Your Girlfriend to Canada 2020

By Ella BergquistDecember 22, 2019
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Dating long distance can be hard for a couple but the battle of getting your fiance into Canada is a whole other hurdle to get over. “How to get my fiance to Canada?” Is often a question our lawyers at VisaPlace get asked on a daily basis. Unfortunately, a fiance doesn’t fall under the family […]

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Canadian Spousal Sponsorship: FAQ

By Ella BergquistOctober 30, 2017
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Spousal immigration is an important aspect of Canadian immigration and thousands of people apply under this category every year. If you have a spouse who is a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, he/she can sponsor you to immigrate to Canada under certain conditions. We receive thousands of familiar questions about the process. Our VisaPlace licensed […]

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Ending Conditional PR to Stop Abusive Relationships

By Ella BergquistMarch 25, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

As of April 28, 2017, spouses and common-law partners who are sponsored to immigrate to Canada will not experience a period of conditional Permanent Resident status. From this point further, they will have full permanent residence upon arriving in Canada. The Canadian government suggested that by eliminating the condition, it addressed concerns that vulnerable sponsored […]

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Why You Will Love Canada’s Immigration Laws for Same Sex Marriage

By Michael NirenNovember 5, 2016
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Being in a same-sex relationship presents challenges: you’re faced with prejudices of others and discrimination against you and your partner, all while trying to live as a couple and make your partnership work. And if you live in a country that doesn’t allow same-sex marriage laws, you’re most likely the target of bigotry at the […]

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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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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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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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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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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 NirenJanuary 15, 2020
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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In Land Canadian Spousal Sponsorship – Case Study

By fadiJanuary 3, 2020
Family ImmigrationSpouse/Partner

Type of Case: In Land Canadian Spousal Sponsorship The applicant and sponsor are a recently wed couple who are attempting to start their life in Canada. As starting any family is often challenging, it is even more so when only one is able to work due to a lack of work status for the applicant. […]

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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 […]