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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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30 Nov 2016

Client Granted Authorization to Return to Canada to Visit Relatives

Our office was approached by a client who was seeking our assistance to return to Canada. In the late 80s he arrived to Canada and submitted a refugee claim.  Unfortunately, his claim was refused and an exclusion order was issued against him. Unintentionally he failed to notify Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)/Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) when he departed from Canada and as a result his departure was not formally executed at that time.

Years later he tried to enter Canada to visit his relatives, and only at that time he learned from CBSA officials that there was a pending immigration warrant for him and an unexecuted deportation order remained outstanding against him.

We worked diligently to complete and submit his application for Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC), in order to facilitate his travels to visit relatives in Canada. Despite some difficulties in obtaining documents confirming his departure, our submissions were accepted. His application was approved within six months.

23 Nov 2016

Parental Sponsorship Granted After Medical Inadmissibility Finding Was Overturned!

We represented a family in seeking to overcome a medical inadmissibility finding for a sponsored parent, having sought an early resolution with Counsel for the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. This was successful without having to wait for, and advance to a full hearing, which can take years. This was all the more important as the sponsorship application had originally been filed nearly 10 years ago. We worked together with the family providing guidance in securing necessary medical records and made submissions to the Minister’s Counsel seeking to have the Embassy Officers review their refusal. This was successful and the Embassy withdrew their original admissibility finding, overturned the refusal, and the applicant recently received her visa to travel and settle in Canada.

16 Nov 2016

Permanent Residence Application Refusal for Medical Inadmissibility Re-Opened

A family whose permanent residence application was refused for the second time last year on grounds of medical inadmissibility retained our office to assist with challenging the decision. Extensive submissions were made detailing the errors in the submissions. The application was successfully sent back for re-determination with the client having an opportunity to provide additional evidence, and will now be decided by a senior officer.

9 Nov 2016

Citizenship Application Approved in Four Months!

Our office was approached by a young individual who was seeking our assistance with his citizenship application. Our office prepared his package and our submissions and supporting documents were accepted by Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). His application was recently approved, and he was invited to take the Oath of Citizenship. Despite the longer processing times, his application was approved by IRCC in four months.