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

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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 obviously great news for any new Canadians looking to start or build a family.

 

Conditional Permanent Residency

In an attempt to fight marriage fraud, the previous Conservative government enacted a conditional permanent residency rule that forced sponsored spouses to wait two years before obtaining permanent resident status. The average processing time for application hovers around two years, which means that the legislation effectively doubled the wait time for permanent residency to four years.

During the two years between arriving as a conditional resident and achieving status as a permanent resident, spouses faced deportation if the relationship broke down. According to Liberal MP Gary Anandasangaree, this created a situation that left “sponsored spouses, especially women, vulnerable and overly dependent on their sponsoring spouse.

In addition to adding lengthy wait times that appear to do little to address fraudulent marriage, sponsored spouses don’t feel comfortable accessing vital services. This includes medical, police and organizations that help workers overcome on-the-job injuries or deal with employer abuse. Status as a conditional resident prevents people from speaking up in case their residency is rejected.

Bill C-6 Amends the Citizenship Act

Bill C-6 will amend the current Citizenship Act, and has been introduced by Mr. McCallum. This will focus on granting immediate permanent residency status when a successful applicant arrives in Canada. This isn’t the only issue that the bill will seek to improve for immigration and residency processes.

Another big change that will likely take place is the reduction of processing times for initial applicants. Also, similar to the United States, the Canadian government must consider the best course to take for undocumented residents who have lived in the country for a long period of time, which Mr. McCallum has yet to address.

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

  1. Ankita

    Hii there!

    My husband (who is a PR in Canada) applied for my PR visa last year before Dec 2016. I got my AOR in Jan 2017. Since then I am waiting for my medical exam. We have already paid the landing fee and everything. As I got my AOR I could see my online status as “In Process” . But now its been more than 1.5 months it is showing as “Withdrawn” we haven’t done it though. Can u please tell what could be the reason. Thanks.

    Reply
  2. Lolita de castro

    I am Lolita from the Philippines , a widow. Had been here in Canada for almost two months as a visitor . I visited my son and his family who are Permanent Residency here . I have met a divorced Canadian male and we fell in love. We want to get married as we are planning to live together. Is it possible for us to get married here as i had only a tourist visa for three years multiple entry.?

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Lolita,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! I can understand how the laws and regulations can be quite confusing when it comes to immigration but don’t worry we have the answers for your questions! Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  3. George Marton

    Hi
    I’m a Canadian citizen , living in europe for 15 years , with my wife and 3 children . My children are also Canadian citizens after me . We want to move to Canada , and I would like to know , what are the options for my wife to get a Permanent Resident status in Canada. Becouse we lived outside Canada , I don’t have income there . Is there an option for her to go with a visitors visa and apply in Canada for a pemanent one ?
    Thank You, George

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi George,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! There may be a few different options for you and your wife to immigrate to Canada. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions, plus it will increase the chance of getting a visa approved. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  4. Ryan

    Hi,

    I’m a recent landed immigrant. I’ve been granted conditional permanent residency under spousal sponsorship with condition 51, 2 year waiting period. My question is, if Bill C 6 passes, will it retroactively remove the Condition 51 from my residency?

    My 2nd question is, at the time of citizenship, will I (and if yes, how) need to prove the fulfillment of this condition 51?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Ryan,

      Thank you for contacting us at VisaPlace! Unfortunately, we cannot give legal advice over the internet, but feel free to direct your questions here http://www.visaplace.com/contact, and we will get back to you!

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  5. Gurinder kaur

    Hi , i am gurinder. I am married to a canadian citizen in australia as i am in australia from last 2 and half years ago. My husband already applied my spouse visa application on 16 nov 2016 . It been almost 5 months now. How long does it takes time to get my canadian spousal visa. Does the new rules of canadian spouse visa will affect on current application as i heard in new rules they increased the time duration in order to find out fradulent cases. Thanks

    Reply
    1. Immigration Lawyers

      Hi Gurinder,
      Thank you for your inquiry, I’m glad you contacted us! Canadian Spousal visa process time depends on each case from each person. We have helped thousands of couples gain a spousal visa and we would love to help you and your husband! I do need to take a closer look at your case. Hiring an immigration lawyer will help you get answers to all of your questions plus it will also increase the chance of approval of the visa you are inquiring. Please, complete this form for me http://www.visaplace.com/immigration-assessment/ it is just a quick and easy way for me to learn more details about you and your situation so that I will be able to advise you accurately and determine the best avenue for us to take to give you the best legal advice.

      The above response is for informational purposes only and does not form a lawyer-client relationship nor should it be construed to be legal advice.

      Reply
  6. Maria

    Hi I’m a canadian citizen and currently living in the US, I am married and have children here in the us. We want to move to canada what papers do i need to file for my kids and my husband to get canadian citizenship so that we can make the move? And how long does the process take?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hi Marie. We have been helping people in your exact situation for many years. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-416-410-7484 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  7. Angie

    Hi.

    I have a boyfriend currently works in canada, he’s been there for almost 3 yrs now.. And I’m from the Philippines. We are in a relationship for 5 years now. We’re planning to get married next year. Will it affect his permanent resident application if we will get married.

    Thanks in advance.

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Angie. Getting married should not affect his permanent resident (PR) application. He will want to make sure that his records are up to date and reflect his change in marital status. Once he has his PR, he will be able to begin the spousal sponsorship process. At that time you should contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for your spousal sponsorship. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  8. Zeewaqar

    Hello , my name is zeewaqa.my question is is it possible to get study visa in Canada while I am on visit visa in Canada ?i am currently in us on student visa and going to visit Canada in December 2016.if yes ,than what will be the process?

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Zeewaqar. Thank you for writing to us. It is possible to apply for a study visa from within Canada provided that you are in-status at the time. You will need to have an acceptance letter from an accredited Canadian learning institution in order to proceed with a study permit application. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
      1. Jessica Wassaykeesic

        Hello, my name is Jessica. I have a question. I am a US citizen and my husband is a Canadian citizen who holds permanent residency in the US because we did marry in the states, also he is full native Canadian or Aboriginal. Would myself, and my kids who are also born in the states have duel citizenship because of this? If not how would I go about obtaining permanent residency for all of us? Thank you.

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        1. Muga Rajbhandari

          Hello Jessica. As a Canadian citizen, your husband can sponsor you as his spouse for Canadian permanent residency, along with your dependents. There are two types of spousal sponsorship: Inland, where you must remain in Canada during the application process, or Outside which allows you to travel in and out of the country during the application process. Each one has its own advantages. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
          Regards, Muga

          Reply
  9. Lesha

    Hi there, I am a Canadian Citizen and my fiance is Nigerian and a resident in Istanbul Turkey.
    I am currently not employed as my contract expired a few months back. I’ve been back and forth from Canada to Turkey and planning on staying for 3-5 months consecutively.
    I would like to know:
    1. if I am able to apply online while i am in Turkey for his sponsorship.
    2. Since I am not employed will my application be turned down? Can I send in my 2015 tax assessment? I received a settlement can I show that as income? Could I also show E.I statements as income?
    3.He has a Nigerian Passport but a resident of Turkey. Will the processing time be based on Turkey or Nigeria?

    Thank you kindly

    Reply
    1. Muga Rajbhandari

      Hello Lesha. There are many factors that must be considered. The most important is that you must be married, or be considered as common-law. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Muga

      Reply
  10. Ann

    Im a us citizen staying with my fiance here in canada.i have been here since end of november on passport.planning marriage in july.he is presently getting disability being disabled and im not wanting to leave him.would he still be able to sponser me and would i be able to get a open work permit since hes unable to work and would we be able to do the sponsership and work permit application at an earlier time than the permanant residency application since finances are kinda strapped?i have no criminal record.my passport card also came up missing dont know what to do on that and also was no time stamp so im unsure when my passport time would expire or if it would expire before pending wedding date. If u can help guide me id appriciate it thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Ann. Thank you for writing to us. Yes. your fiance can still sponsor you. If you apply for an inland spousal sponsorship, you will be able to obtain an open work visa in four months from the time that you apply.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  11. Eugene Kim

    Hello,
    I am currently a Canadian citizen and my girlfriend is not. We plan to get married next year and was wondering what the best option would be in terms of sponsoring. Would it be best to start the application process now or after we’re married? She is currently outside of the country, would it be possible for her to live here in Canada during the application process or would it be best that she stays abroad?
    In terms of duration, how long is the general wait if applied in-country or out-country?
    Thank you,

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Eugene. Thank you for writing to us. You can only start a spousal sponsorship if you are already married, or you are living together. Each type of spousal sponsorship has its advantages. In-land will allow your spouse to obtain an open work permit after 4 months from the submission of your application, but your spouse will have to stay in Canada for the entire processing time which is approximately 25 months. The Outbound spousal sponsorship allows your spouse to travel freely, but there is no associated open work permit. The processing time is approximately 18 months.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  12. Jillian

    Hi,
    I am a US citizen and currently have an open work permit in Canada that expires End of July. I will have been living with my canadian Citizen boyfriend for a year this coming august. Which will make us common-law. We are going to apply for PR through sponsorship. Can I live in Canada while we apply for PR even though my work permit expired? Or do I have to go back to the US and wait?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jillian. Thank you for writing to us. You will need to apply for a change of status from a work visa, to a visitor visa. It is very important that you do not work after your work visa expires. If you apply for an inland spousal sponsorship, you can live in Canada, and after 4 months from the time that you make your application, you will receive an open work permit so that you can work again while you are waiting for your permanent residency. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  13. Richelle

    Hi,

    I am a Filipino National, 39 yo (turning 40 this Sept), I would like to ask if I am still legible to apply as the immigrant. I am an IT but not practicing my profession in Singapore. But working as a Facility Executive instead for almost 6years now.

    I heard that these days is not easy esp to someone who’s single like me. But I wanted to confirm whether really I am not qualified. I lost my desire migrating after being scammed by one of the famous consultancies.

    Hope to hearing from you soon.

    Yours,
    Richelle

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Richelle. You are still very much eligible for the Express Entry program that can lead to Permanent Residency. It is too bad that you had a bad experience with a local consultancy. Please check us out on google, and if you feel that you need help, just contact us.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  14. Kaylan

    Hello, I am currently living in America and my fiancé is living in Canada. I am 22 and she is 20. We are both working in our countries but want to get married soon and live together in Canada. We are both women, and are wondering if the process is different for LGBT marriage? Also, what is the best way to go about getting married and applying for permanent residency? We are both hoping to live together but also work in the same country. Any help is appreciated, thanks!

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Kaylan. Thank you for writing to us. The spousal sponsorship process is blind to the orientation of the people involved. Our experience is that many same-sex couples get married in Canada because of the more open and accepting nature of the country. The spousal sponsorship can be done where you get Canadian citizenship, or your partner gets US citizenship.
      Best regards, Vahe

      Reply
  15. lawrence airen

    hello sir. my name is lawrence airen, am Nigerian based in Nigeria, I want to apply for Canadian visa, wish one of the visa do you think will be OK for me? am a music producer, video editor, video director keyboardist, and a bassist. sir,do I stand any chance in getting a Canadian visa? hope to hear from you soon. thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you Lawrence for writing to us. From what you have written it looks like you have good qualifications. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  16. Karol

    Hello there

    My boyfRiend and i have a commom law relationship during the past 4 years. we live in mexico. he is been traveling back and forth from canada to mexico so we can be together but it is taking a toll on us and our finances.
    Can he sponsor me while living outside of canada ( HE IS NOT WORKING RIGHT NOW BECAUSE HE DOES NOT HAVE A WORK PERMIT IN MEXICO ,BUT BUT I DO HAVE A FULL TIME JOB AS A TOP MANAGER IN A METAL GRATING MANUFACTURING COMPANY IN MEXICO). I have a bachelors degree in Marketing and a MBA in manufacturing management.

    Hope i can hear from you soon

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Karol. Your boyfriend can start the spousal sponsorship while he is out of the country, provided he is a Canadian citizen. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  17. Brad

    Thank you for shari g all these various scenarios.
    What I don’t Understand is your 100% sure by The Immigration officer?
    How is this Officer going to be 100% sure!
    And How can you 100% make sure in The Simplest Application?
    PS: Is there 99% or 50% surety?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Brad. You are correct. There is no such thing as being 100% certain that you will obtain a visa. The final decision is made by the immigration officer who reviews your case. What we do know, is that when your application is prepared by a legal immigration professionals like ourselves, there will not be any errors or omissions on the application. We have an excellent track record of success.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  18. Mohd Feroz Khan

    i want to meet you for discuss about work visa and then i appoint a lawyer for visa process. i live in india, hyderabad city, is it possible to meet with you ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Sir. We can do a consultation with you over the phone or on Skype. Do you already have a job offer from a Canadian employer?
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  19. Thelma

    Hello have a nice day, my husband is an electrical engineer presently working in Dubai, U.A.E., I am a Secondary School Teacher presently teaching grades 9 & 10 here in the Philippines. We want to experience also to work in Canada, how to apply for a working visa or any visa to be there?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Thelma. Thank you for writing to us. From what you have said, it appears that you and your husband have very good qualifications for the Canadian Express Entry program. We will need to know a lot more about you and your husband to make a more thorough assessment of your opportunities. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your husband to immigrate to Canada. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  20. Noreen

    I’m Canadian. My husband is from Morocco. We married on 2007. He was denied visa and appeal. I haven’t been able to go back to visit due to health reasons. How can we get him here?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Noreen. It must be very frustrating and stressful to have to have this happen. It is never easy being away from family. In order to give you the best advice possible to help you with your immigration goal of bringing your husband to Canada, we would need to know a lot more information about both yours and your husbands situations. We have been practicing Canadian immigration law for over 18 years, and we are regarded to be one of the country’s top immigration law firms. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  21. waqas hassan

    Dear sir my complete family settleld in canada my sister divorced one child age 3 years if i adopt

    sister son can i come to canada tell me as soon as im live in pakistan

    Thanks
    waqas

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Waqas. I am sorry, but the laws surrounding adoption are not our expertise.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  22. Luqman

    I am 32 years old, married from Pakistan. My education is intermediate and some computer diplomas. Recently I have scored 5.5 in IELTS General. My father is living in Alberta and my sister is living in Ontario as permanent resident. My mom and siblings are going to Canada soon. Kindly let me know how I will move to Canada either as immigrate or as visitor?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Luqman. It is not too late for you to improve your IELTS score. You need a minimum score of 6 in each of the individual bands. We would need to know a lot more about your situation to be able to evaluate if you qualify for the Express Entry program. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  23. Amit Bhalla

    Hi vahe, how are you? I want to know about to apply residency, in 2009 to 2012 i have done electrical enggineering diploma n 1 year full time experience and from 2009 to 2012 part time job. After that i changed my stream i came to new zealand on study visa. I did level 4 in agriculture then went for paid training from period of 1st april 2014 to 1st december 2014. Then i started my full time job from 1st december 2014 to till date. As i say i have 18 months full time dairy farming experience at the moment(including paid training which was 9 months= 4.5 full time months). Please let me know what skill i can use to get residency and how i can do it ? I would like to have lawyer to start the process. Electrical experience is 1 year full time and 3 years part time is it usefull, as this experience is i think more than 5 years old! And agriculture experience is 18months full time.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Amit. From what you have said it appears that you would be suited for one of the Saskatchewan Provincial Nomination Programs. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  24. Manpreet sandhu

    Hii..my husband applied spouse visa for canada in oct2014..but i m still waiting for visa.But one of my friend applied in april 2015 got visa in feb 2016.now i m pregnent..can my h usband applied for visitor visa ?we want that my our baby become first citizen of canada.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Manpreet. In order for us to properly advise you on how to proceed to ensure that you can get to Canada for the birth of your baby, I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you, which may include having us take over the responsibility of your case so that we can make inquiries to the Canadian immigration office. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  25. Celine

    Hello,
    My name is Celine, I’m Canadian and am married to an Algerian that is much younger than me. He had is interview 2 weeks ago is the age difference should be a concern for us? What should we do if it’s a negative answer?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Celine. Age is not a factor when evaluating an application for a spousal sponsorship. A spousal sponsorship is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that the marriage is legitimate.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  26. Vahe Mirzoyan

    Hello Cherry. I am happy to see that things are working out. Yes, provided he does not have any criminal inadmissibility, there should be nothing that stops him from being eligible for a visitor visa. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that the applicant will return home after their visit. Many people who attempt to fill in the application on their own, find that even the smallest mistake will result in a rejection, and that will remain on their permanent record. Once he is in Canada, you can get married, and apply for a Spousal Sponsorship. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
    Regards, Vahe

    Reply
  27. Martha C, Newray on behalf of brother Myer K. WREH

    Hi, I want advice for my brother who has gone thru all the processing with his family. Unfortunate for my brother DNA result show, that two kids a former long distance girl friend said was his turn out not to be his. He has paid all fees including ( RIGHT TO PERMENANENT RESIDENT FEES) for himself, wife and oldest daughter and fees for his two young kids by his wife. He was charge with MISPRESENT. He and all his biological family were denied visas and they still have all his all their original documents and the fees paid (RPRF). My brother had qualified for the Manitoba Province Nominee Skilled Worker Program with a job offer to him to start working upon his arrival.
    My brother is not permitted into Canada for the FIVE YEARS. So what does he or I need to do to get him to Canada this 2016. I want my brother with me asap and I will appreciate and genuine help to revise this MISPRESENT and let my brother come with his family to start his life in Canada
    He had no way of know this woman was cheating on when ever he was away and made his believed another man kids were his and he has supported these kids from birth. Those kids are now 16 and 17 years old. Help me get my brother I missed him and want him here with me. Thanks for your advice in getting my brother to me in Canada. Anxiously waiting to hear from you. Have a nice day.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Martha. This is a very serious and complicated case. You have come to the right place, we have been practicing immigration law in Canada for over 18 years and are considered to be one of Canada’s top immigration law firms. You need to contact us immediately to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  28. Robert Adam

    I am Canadian born resident from Alberta.
    I was in a very bad auto accident over 2 yrs ago, and my health too bad to fly to Philippines to meet and marry my GF of 2 yrs strong relathionship.
    I would like so badly to get her here as a caregiver, but now my income is too low to qualify for lmia. So my next hope would be to try to get her here on a express visa, or a visitor visa for 1-6 months, then we marry in Canada. The biggest problem is she has no full time job to return to Philippines after visitor visa expired. Is it possible to get an exemption for her to visit here because of my poor medical condition, and I unable to fly there ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Robert. I am sorry to hear about your situation. The fact that you are not already married limits that options that you and your girlfriend have. The fact that she does not have a full time job, and your income is low, makes your chances even that much harder. The best option would be for your girlfriend to find a job with a Canadian employer so that she can come to Canada. If you would like to have an in-depth analysis done of all your options, I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  29. Muhammad naveed

    My name is Muhammad naveed i am living in Italy but basically I am from Pakistan i want to settledown in Canada because before I want visit Canada if I like there then I investments my money there I take home and make our shop

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Helloo Muhammad. Canada is a beautiful, prosperous, safe country. You are making a good choice. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  30. Said

    Hi there.
    I want to apply for a super visa for my mom.
    She is living in Afghanistan, I’m not sure how to apply and where to apply, how much gonna cost me if I take some legal assistance?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Said. Thank you for writing. A Super Visa is similar to a visitor visa, but with greater flexibility. Any type of visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that the person with the visa will return home after their visit. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. It is difficult to quote a fee without knowing all the facts about your situation and your mom’s situation. If you book an appointment, your consultation fee will be deducted from your retainer fee if you should choose to let us help you and your mom. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  31. Vivek

    I am 38 years old post graduate from india and am happily married to graduate wife and blessed with two daughters who are minors. I wish to migrate to Canada although I have no blood relation there. Is there any way for me to migrate from here in these circumstances.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us Vivek. Canada offers many immigration paths for a young, educated, family like yours. The Express Entry program is a points based selection program, that from what you have written, sounds like you will score very well. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your family. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  32. Raju

    Hi I am here in canada for almost 15 months and I got my permanent residency few.months ago. I am going vacation next month and will marry so can you suggestion me that how can I bring my wife here or else it will take time.Thank you

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Raju. As a Permanent Resident, you can apply for a Spousal Sponsorship to have your wife come to Canada to be with you. A spousal sponsorship visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that the marriage is legitimate. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your wife. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  33. Jagdish K Parmar

    Hi I am interested in going to Canada please help me how to go I am only 12th pass please advise to imegresion

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Jagdish. We are going to need a lot more information about you and your situation in order to provide you with a proper immigration plan. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  34. Rebecca

    My application was denied ,due to the reasons that I got married before getting my permanent residency I appeal but it was denied l need help what to do next in order to bring my husband to canada please help.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hi Rebecca. It must be very frustrating receiving a denial. An application denial is a very serious matter; we can certainly help you. We have been practicing immigration law in Canada for over 18 years, and we are considered to be one of the top immigration law firms in the country. I recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you and your husband. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  35. [email protected]

    I have recently received my permanent resident status in canada, on 24 dec 2015. In my application i had added my spouse and child as non accompanying dependents. Now i want to sponser them.
    I want to know can I sponser them from inside Canada, if they are present in canada on visitor visa.
    How much time it wud take in sponsoring them from inside canada

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Thank you for writing to us. It is certainly more complicated to bring your wife and children now, then it would have been if you would have included them on your PR application. The time frame to do it now will take approximately 25 months. I recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  36. Aruna

    Woukd you be able to guide about how could i get my inlaws here. Age is roughly 75 and 80

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Aruna. It is always a wonderful thing to have family around. If you spouse has a PR or Canadian citizenship status, or you have children (your in-laws grandchildren) then you can apply for a Super Visa for your in-laws. The super visa is like a visitor visa, but with greater flexibility. A visitor visa is one of the most difficult to obtain because the reviewing officer needs to make 100% certain that they will return home after their visit. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  37. Adewale

    I am a student in Canada and I’m legally married. My wife is in Nigeria and I’m planning to bring her to Canada. What type of visa would she need to come to Canada and also how long is the processing time

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Adewale. The spouse of someone who is on a Canadian Study Visa is eligible to come to Canada on an open Work Visa. It take about one month for this work visa to be approved. If you need help with your applications to make sure that you are not making any mistakes, and so that you will have a legal team taking care of all the matters that may arise, then please contact us to book a consultation with one of our immigration professionals. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  38. moin

    what is your total fees to file apousal sponsorship application?
    my spouse in In USA with legal PR.
    i am Canadian PR.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Moin. In order to give you an accurate assessment of what the fees for your application will be, we would need to know a lot more about you and your spouse. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to get all the information from you and your spouse. For example if there are any border denials or refusals, or inadmissibility due to criminality, this will effect the amount of work that we would have to do on your case. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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  39. Awais Mehmood

    Hi just want to ask is citizenship time changed from 04 years to 03 years ?

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Awais. The requirement for Canadian Citizenship is 4 years out of 6 years.
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  40. Shah

    Hi there I m a Pakistani national and currently I m in london my visa is going to finish soon soo after that i have a Plain to move Canada what do I need to do??
    Can u help

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Shah. Thank you for writing to us. In order to give you the best guidance possible, we are going to need a lot more about you and your situation. I am going to suggest that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

      Reply
  41. waqas

    I have my friend in Canada .I want to marry her.I am basically from Pakistan .but working in UAE Abu Dhabi..what should I do.

    Reply
    1. Vahe Mirzoyan

      Hello Waqas. Once you are married to her, we will be able to help you with a Spousal Sponsorship that will give your Permanent Resident status in Canada. I am going to recommend that you contact us to make an appointment to talk with one of our immigration professionals who will be able to plan the best strategy for you. You can book an appointment by calling us at 1-855-886-8472 or online at http://goo.gl/JFZqPm
      Regards, Vahe

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      1. Drsharmaarke

        Hi
        I need further information about visa study so what is the requirements I am medical student

        Reply
        1. Vahe Mirzoyan

          The first step is to get an acceptance letter from a Canadian educational institution.
          Regards, Vahe

          Reply

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