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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17 Feb 2016

Parental Sponsorship Refused in Error

Recently we had a consultation with a client who had filed an application to sponsor their parents.  Unexpectedly, they received a refusal letter from Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). The application of their parents was refused for allegedly them not providing the required documents. The sponsors were really desperate and did not know what to do, because, according to their account, they had provided the requested documents on time, not once, but twice. The sponsors and applicants retained our firm to help them with the application. We reviewed all the documents and realized that IRCC made a mistake in refusing the application, as the documents were submitted to them.We wrote a reconsideration letter to the visa office, supported by the evidence we gathered that in fact the documents had been submitted and the acknowledgments of receipt were sent to the applicants.Within a few days, the visa office wrote to us that they would re-open the file and continue processing the application. At the same time, they requested additional documents. The clients were very happy about the outcome of their case.

10 Feb 2016

This Week’s Success Story: HIV Positive Client Granted Permanent Residence

We are pleased to inform that we were successful on a permanent residence application that had been under examination for some time – 8 years. The application had been delayed because a dependent was determined to likely be medical inadmissible, and was HIV positive. Following extensive arguments, beginning three years ago, and advocating on behalf of the applicant family, we are pleased to report that they were granted permanent residence recently.

3 Feb 2016

This Week’s Success Story: In Canada Class Sponsorship Application Was Approved in Record Time

We are pleased to report that an In Canada Class Sponsorship Application was approved in record time, 8 months! The application was received by IRCC on Thursday, July 12th, 2018 and the final approval was received on Wednesday, March 13th, 2019. The landing interview is scheduled for March 21st, 2019.  The open work permits accompanying the sponsorship application were approved within 2 months. The couple is thrilled to finally settle in Canada together and we are happy to have been of assistance that made a difference!

27 Jan 2016

Two Year Battle with IAD; Spousal Sponsorship Appeal Success

Our client retained our services after his application to sponsor his wife had been refused by an overseas visa office. Our office appealed this decision to the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), and began to prepare him for his hearing. This was a complex appeal, involving past criminal charges, a refugee claim, a proxy marriage, and a couple who had never met in person. Both the genuineness of their relationship and the legality of their marriage were in dispute before the IAD.

After five volumes of disclosure, four hearing dates, hours of testimony, and both oral and written argument, our client has succeeded in his appeal. His wife’s application for permanent residence will now be processed and she should be joining him in Canada soon.