Immigrating to the United States from Canada
If you are a Canadian citizen who wants to immigrate to the United States, you are not alone. Many Canadians want to immigrate and eventually do end up immigrating to the United States using a variety of different means.
No matter what, Canadians need to use the proper legal immigration channels in order to immigrate to the United States. This can be a difficult and time-consuming process, so it’s a good idea to speak with a licensed immigration lawyer about your options when you decide to make the move to the United States.
Ways a Canadian can immigrate to the United States
1. Marriage. A Canadian can immigrate to the United States if they marry someone who is a United States citizen or a permanent resident. Marriage for immigration is highly scrutinized, so your marriage must be a legitimate one.
2. Family. Certain family members can sponsor you to immigrate to the United States if they are citizens of the United States themselves. Only certain kinds of family members can apply to sponsor you, and they must be able to demonstrate their relation to you.
3. Work. Work visas are a way to live and work in the United States temporarily. However, your employer can petition you for permanent residency in some situations.
4. Investing. You can also invest in the United States in order to move to the United States.
As you can see, there’s a lot of different ways you can immigrate to the United States. However, this is not an easy process. Speak with a licensed immigration lawyer to learn which of these options would be best for you, and for assistance in preparing your immigration application so that it is what immigration officers are looking for.
About Michael Niren
Michael is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section and the Associate Member of the American Bar Association. Read more
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