March 21, 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.