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Canada Warns Foreigners of “Immigration Agents” in India

By Ella BergquistAugust 2, 2019
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The capital of Canada, Ottawa, recently launched a campaign in India to inform and warn prospective immigrants of using immigration consultants in India. Ottawa is located in Ontario but close to Montreal and the US border. The majority of Canadian laws and regulations are made in Ottawa which makes this warning very serious. The immigration […]

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Will Canada’s Stricter Stance on Drunk Driving Affect You?

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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As of December 18, 2018, driving while drunk, in Canada, will be considered ‘serious criminality’. This change is the result of amendments made to the Canadian Criminal Code. This new amendment has the ability to impact immigrants living in Canada, as well as, those hoping to move to Canada. The new amendments increased the maximum […]

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Immigration Scams to Watch Out For in 2020

By Ella BergquistMarch 16, 2020
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Immigration fraud is always very prevalent in Canada which is why it is important to have knowledge of what type of immigration scams to look for. An immigration scam is something someone created to take the money of foreigners in exchange for a promise to get them into Canada. Scams can be found online, through […]

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Entering the US After Canada Legalized Cannabis

By Ella BergquistJuly 20, 2020
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On October 17, 2018 Canada officially allowed recreational use of cannabis nation wide. Canada is only the second country in the world to legalize marijuana, just behind Uruguay who leagalized marijuana’s production, sale and consumption in Demeter 2013. Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, explained that the bill is focused on making marijuana harder for kids to get […]

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What If My Canadian Study Permit is Refused in 2021?

By Michael NirenJanuary 6, 2021
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The Coronavirus has affected International Students and Canadian Study Permits in a few different ways. Canada is still accepting all Study Permit applications! Those looking to enter Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic must self-isolate for 14 days after arriving in Canada.Find out more information on Studying in Canada during the Coronavirus pandemic. After being accepted […]

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Chelsea Manning Banned from Canada

By Ella BergquistMarch 4, 2020
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Chelsea Manning, a former Army expert, has recently been denied entry into Canada, according to a letter she has received and revealed on Twitter. In 2013, Manning was convicted of leaking an immense amount of classified information while deployed in Iraq. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison after pleading guilty to several charges but […]

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The Most Common Reasons Denied Entry to Canada

By Michael NirenJanuary 14, 2016
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Canada accepts thousands of immigrants per year. The Canadian government also denies many applications. Why would it reject people? There are a number of reasons why immigration officials accept one person’s application and not another. Read on to learn a list of the most common reasons people are denied entry into Canada. Security Reasons Canada […]

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What To Do With An Expired Canadian Visa

By Michael NirenDecember 7, 2020
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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Is your Canada temporary visa expiring during the Coronavius pandemic? Let an immigration lawyer help you extend your Canada visa so that you may stay in Canada longer. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Canada closed its borders to any non-citizens or non-permanent residents. It can be extremely hard to re-enter Canada if your visa […]

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Can I Apply for a Canadian Visa if I Was Refused Before?

By Michael NirenFebruary 3, 2015
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(Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, immigration lawyer and founder of Visaplace.com. We had a question. “I was refused before for a visa, and now I want to apply again. Can I?” Well, the answer is yes, of course, you certainly can apply for a visa after refusal. There’s […]

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What If I Don’t Qualify for a Visa?

By Michael NirenDecember 21, 2020
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If you don’t qualify for a visa, but want to immigrate to the United States or Canada, we have some options for you. Qualifying for a Visa Sometimes, you will take an assessment or be assessed by an immigration professional either in person or over the phone. There comes a time when there isn’t an […]

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Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options

By Michael NirenJanuary 7, 2020
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Deportation From Canada – Procedure and Options (Below is a transcription of this video) Hi, this is Michael Niren, an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. Today I want to talk about deportation from Canada. There are many people facing deportation or who have been deported, but you still have options. It is very important […]

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10 Most Common Reasons You May Be Denied Entry to Canada. Explained.

By Michael NirenDecember 28, 2019
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Few travel experiences are more frustrating, inconvenient and humiliating than arriving in a foreign country only to be denied entry at the port. This is especially disheartening if you have arrived on business or to tend to a family emergency. Upon traveling to Canada, you may have been unpleasantly surprised with an entry denial based […]

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Can I Return to Canada After Deportation?

By Michael NirenJanuary 7, 2020
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Can I Return to Canada After Deportation? on YouTube (Below is a transcription of this video) Hello, my name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of VisaPlace.com. Today I’m going to talk to you about what happens if you are deported from Canada and wish to return. This is an unfortunate situation for many […]

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Declare Everything at the Border

By fadiJanuary 2, 2020
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If you are returning or coming into Canada for whatever reason you will receive a Canada Border Services Agency Declaration Card to complete before you land. If you are in need of such a document it would recommended that you seek immigration assistance before attempting to travel. Be Honest of What You Declare at the […]

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We can help you if you have been denied entry to Canada

By Michael NirenApril 5, 2020
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Did you know that if you have been denied entry to Canada, or you think you may be denied entry to Canada, there are options available to you? Being denied entry to Canada usually happens because the traveler has a criminal record of some kind. Even the most minor of offenses can result in a […]