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E2 Investor Visa

E2 Visas for the United States of America

An E2 visa is a type of United States work visa for investors. There is also the E1 visa, which is for traders. These are popular visas that can be issued to citizens of specific countries, and may be a great way for you to experience fantastic business opportunities in the United States. But what […]

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deported from Canada

Family Deported from Canada – Groups fear for their safety

A Mexican family whose father said he had been kidnapped and assaulted by the police in that country at least three times had their refugee claim denied in March of 2012, and were ordered to report to the airport in Montreal for deportation from Canada last week.  The Reyes family arrived in Canada in 2008, […]

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How to Research an Immigration Lawyer

Five Ways To find An Immigration Lawyer

There are many immigration representatives who are available to help you with your immigration matters for the United States and Canada. But just like with any other professional service, you want to make sure you are getting the best help. It’s not just a matter of getting the most for your money – it’s also […]

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Make Your Immigration Application Stand Out

Five Ways To Make Your Immigration Application Stand Out

Immigration is a process that amounts to much more than simply paperwork. However, there is still a lot of paperwork involved, namely submitting your immigration application and supporting documentation. Your application will be reviewed by an immigration officer, who has many immigration applications they must review every day. If your immigration application is not up […]

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Renew Your permanent resident Card

Renew Your Permanent Resident Card

Someone who is a legal permanent resident of Canada must meet certain obligations in order to keep their permanent resident status. One of the main obligations for keeping your permanent resident status is that you renew your permanent resident card, which needs to be done every five years.  There are two main things to keep […]

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Sabreena Shabdeen Deported From Canada

Family With Autistic Canadian Child Set To Be Deported From United States

Sabreena Shabdeen, a 17-year-old girl with severe autism who was born in Canada, was set to be deported from the United States on January 3rd to her family’s native Sri Lanka, leaving her family with a choice: return her to Canada, alone, where she was born and without support – or bring her to Sri […]

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How to Retire in the USA from Canada

We get a lot of Canadians asking us how can they retire in the US. Many baby boomers and elderly Canadians entering retirement are looking to settle in a warmer climate especially during the harsh Canadian winter months. No Retirement Visa for the US The challenge is that there is really no “retirement visa” for the US. I don’t […]

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Working in the United States as a Canadian

It is necessary for any foreign national, including Canadian citizens, to obtain a work visa before they can legally work in the United States for a United States employer. A work visa application is not an easy one, and there are strict requirements that must be met in order for an individual to be accepted. […]

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How to renew a permanent resident card outside of Canada

How to deal with a permanent resident card that has expired outside of Canada

There is a specific process for permanent residents who need to renew their permanent resident card in Canada to do so. However, one of the requirements for renewing your permanent resident card is that you are in Canada when you do so. Normally, a permanent resident needs a valid permanent resident card to return to […]

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TN Visa with Hundreds of Questions

This was my first time applying for my TN Visa so naturally I had many concerns. My girl friend and I live in different countries so the ability to visit each other is crucial to our relationship. Ms Elnaz Pappas and Shabnam Akrami were able to guide us through the process, answering our hundreds of […]

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Citizenship Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney

Record Number of Canadian Visitor Visas Issued by Chandigarh Visa Office in India

According to a press release from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, in 2012 Canada issued a record number of visas through the Chandigarh office in India’s Punjab region. Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney said that about 17,600 visitor visas were issued from the visa office, which is almost triple the amount issued seven years […]

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US Waivers

Do you need a US waiver?

A United States waiver of inadmissibility allows individuals who are otherwise inadmissible to the United States (such as people with a criminal record) the ability to enter the United States for temporary trips.  People can be inadmissible to the United States for any number of reasons, but most often the reason for inadmissibility is a […]

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Playboy Playmate Colleen Shannon

Playboy Playmate Accused of Smuggling Canadian Boyfriend into United States

Former Playboy magazine Playmate Colleen Shannon was in Federal Court this week, charged with trying to smuggle her Canadian boyfriend, Robert Skojo, across the US-Canada border during summer 2012. While Canadians are able to travel to the United States pretty easily with a valid passport, a Canadian criminal record can render them inadmissible to the […]

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The Atlas Moth Denied Entry to Canada

Metal Band The Atlas Moth Denied Entry to Canada

Metal band The Atlas Moth was denied entry to Canada this week, upon trying to enter Canada to play several shows across the country.  According to Metal Underground, the band released a statement. “Unfortunately, the Canadian border is not letting us in. We will meet up with the tour again in Seattle. This is out […]

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New Refugee Laws

Canadian Court Rules Human Smuggling Laws “Too Broad”

The British Columbia Supreme Court has struck down a human smuggling statute in the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, because it could result in refugee’s family members and humanitarian workers facing criminal charges for human smuggling. The Act was recently amended to make it tougher on human smugglers, who rarely set foot in Canada. The […]

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