Our Recent Immigration Success Stories

At Bellissimo Immigration Law Group PC, 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 that 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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26 Sep 2023

Successful Sponsorship Application Despite Misrepresentation Concerns in the Past

Our client came to us to assist with spousal sponsorship when the representative they initially retained discovered that the applicant had previously provided incorrect information on their earlier applications to Canada. With this complication and significant concerns that the applicant may be found inadmissible for misrepresentation, the representative referred this couple to our office.

We diligently and thoroughly worked with our client to ensure that the information on the sponsorship application was complete and accurate, and that the genuineness of the relationship was well documented. Given the misrepresentation concerns, we also made a request for an exemption from potential inadmissibility finding based on humanitarian and compassionate considerations, including the applicant’s establishment in Canada, the hardship he would face if forced to return to his country of citizenship, and the best interests of his minor child. We are pleased to report that the applicant was not found inadmissible, and the sponsorship application was approved. We are very happy we were able to assist this couple and keep the family together, in Canada!

12 Sep 2023

Visitor Visa Approved Despite Previous TRV Refusal

Our office was recently retained to assist our client with the refusal of his application for a temporary resident visa (TRV).  Upon review of the refusal letter, we suggested that our client challenge the decision to the Federal Court of Canada, as it appeared procedurally unfair and unreasonable. Once we received the Rule 9 (reasons for the decision), we crafted our legal arguments, including making submissions on undisclosed use of assistive technology and filed all materials with the Court.

Shortly thereafter, we received a letter from the Department of Justice on behalf of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) offering a settlement to our client. Upon accepting the settlement offer, we were thrilled that IRCC sent the client a passport request letter and the client received their visitor visa within two weeks. We wish our client all the best!

7 Sep 2023

Clients Deemed Conventional Refugees by the Refugee Appeal Division!

Our clients contacted us following the refusal of their refugee claim at the Refugee Protection Division (“RPD”). We filed the Notice of Appeal to the Refugee Appeal Division (“RAD”) within the allotted time period and began working on the Appeal Record. Through extensive research, our team crafted detailed arguments outlining the flaws in the initial RPD decision relying on the claimants’ original testimony, country conditions and recent case law. Once our arguments and submissions were finalized, we filed the Appeal Record and awaited a decision from a RAD Member. When we received the RAD decision, we were thrilled – not only did the Member allow the appeal, our clients were also deemed to be Convention Refugees! This decision was the best possible outcome as it avoided a second redetermination hearing at the RPD and allows our clients to directly apply for permanent residence as Protected Persons.

We could not be happier for our clients and wish them all the best as they continue to live safely and without fear in Canada.

29 Aug 2023

Successful Work Permit Application after Multiple Refusals

Our client retained us for a spousal open work permit after multiple refusals. She had applied for spousal open work permits three times and visitor visas twice to visit her newlywed husband who works in Canada. All her applications were refused, and we immediately made ATIP requests to see what notes the officers made and what information and supporting documents our client had submitted for their previous applications. Luckily, we received the officer’s notes and the full application packages within one month. We thoroughly reviewed these immigration records and carefully crafted our legal arguments to address all the concerns that were raised by the visa officers. Her application got approved within 5 weeks. We were very pleased that we were able to assist our client in reuniting with her husband in Canada and we wish them all the best!