Our Recent Immigration Success Stories

At BLG we are privileged to work on behalf of many wonderful people, companies and associations. We represent immigration applicants from far outside Canada from the time they step foot into the country’s airport waiting rooms all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Our immigration clients often tell us after their case is concluded it would have helped to know of similar stories that are real and not just what you hear on the street. So every month we post a few stories to celebrate our immigration success stories and offer some comfort to those who will soon embark on a similar journey…

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4 Apr 2018

Spousal Sponsorship Appeal at the Immigration Appeal Division

Last week we represented our client at the Immigration Appeal Division where he appealed the refusal of his spousal sponsorship application. The Immigration Officer at the visa office overseas had concluded that our client’s marriage was not legally valid and not genuine. In preparation for the hearing, we helped our client gather strong evidence to refute these findings, and we also worked with both our client in Canada and his wife overseas to prepare for oral testimony at the hearing. After considering all of the evidence on appeal, the Hearings Officer consented that the appeal should be allowed, and the deciding Member agreed. This is a fantastic resolution for our client, who can now be reunited with his wife in Canada.

28 Mar 2018

Permanent Residency Granted to Medically Inadmissible Parents

We were recently successful in assisting our client in receiving permanent residence for their parents, following an initial medical inadmissibility finding for a medical condition of Hepatitis B. The individual was determined to require medical treatment that was expected to result in an excessive demand.  We assisted in sourcing out the appropriate medical specialists and prognostic findings, and in accurately determining what medical care would be required in their intended province. Following extensive research and a comprehensive mitigation Plan, presented together with our specialized legal submissions, the medical admissibility finding was overturned without having to resort to litigation.

21 Mar 2018

Successful Work Permit, Study Permit, and Visitor Visas for Family of 5

A family of five, two adults and three children, approached our office wanting to stay in Canada by way of applying for a study permit for one of the adults.  The situation was difficult because they had no status in Canada when they contacted our office and they already spent an extended period of time in the country.  Prior to coming to Canada, they were issued multiple entry visas valid for two years. However, when they entered Canada, they were granted visitor status for six month only. They mistakenly thought that their entry visas entitled them to stay in Canada for two years, which was not the case.  They wished to stay in Canada during the processing of the study permit instead of going back to their home country and applying from there.  We managed to restore their status in Canada as visitors. Then, we applied for a study permit for one of the parents. The permit was granted without an interview, which would have been outside of Canada.  Subsequently, the other parent was issued a work permit and the children’s status as visitors was extended, giving them the right to study in Canada.  The family now has status, enjoying the studies and work in Canada.

14 Mar 2018

Deported Refugee receives ARC and PR Visa

A young woman who had made a refugee claim in Canada, to be refused and deported from Canada afterwards, entered into a relationship with a Canadian man while still in the country. The couple retained our office to assist with an overseas spousal sponsorship and, if that was approved, an application for Authorisation to Return to Canada (ARC). On making a refugee claim in Canada, claimants are given a departure order; many claimants do not leave Canada within 30 days of their claim being refused and so the departure order becomes a deportation order and the individual requires ARC (special permission) to return to Canada in the future.

Our submissions explained why our client had overstayed in Canada, emphasizing her compliance with immigration authorities and her willingness to cooperate even by purchasing her own ticket to leave Canada. Her applications were accepted, and she was granted both ARC and the permanent resident visa. She will soon re-enter Canada to be reunited with her husband.