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This Month’s Featured Success Stories!

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Posted by: Alissa Mancuso

Bellissimo Law Group has the privilege of working on behalf of many wonderful people, companies, and associations.

Our clients often tell us after their case was concluded that it would have been helpful to read about stories similar to theirs. So, here are this month’s featured success stories!


Visitor Visa Issued After Previous Refusals!

A woman who wished to visit her mother in Canada contacted our office after having been refused for a visitor visa on three separate occasions. Her applications were refused for various reasons ranging from financial grounds, lack of family ties in her home country, and purposes of visit. The women’s mother was a permanent resident of Canada whom she had not seen in over nine years.

We assisted the young woman to re-submit a new visitor visa application for herself and for her youngest child. Our application contained extension submissions on family (re)unification as well as detailing the women’s established life and stable financial circumstances in her home country. Our submissions were accepted and passport requests for visa issuance were requested by immigration.

IAD Sponsorship Appeal – Settled & Allowed!

Following the refusal of their spousal sponsorship for criminality, a young couple retained our office to assist with their appeal to the Immigration Appeal Division. Our office assisted the couple in gathering evidence both of the husband’s rehabilitation and the genuine nature of their relationship. The evidence gathered was conclusive and compelling. Upon a review of that evidence, the Hearing’s Officer was willing to accept that there were sufficient humanitarian and compassionate considerations and recommended to the IAD that the appeal be allowed without a hearing.

Caregiver LMIA Application Approved!

Our office assisted a client who wished to hire a caregiver for his elderly father under the new caregiver Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA) requirements. Given all the changes that occurred to this program, it was essential that all advertising and forms were submitted properly.  We assisted our client in completing recruitment, submitting an LMIA application, and making submissions as to why a foreign hire was required.  Despite the fact that there is currently a high refusal rate for caregiver LMIA applications, our submissions were accepted and his application was approved.

Challenging H&C Approved!

We were delighted to receive a positive decision on a challenging application for permanent residence based on humanitarian and compassionate (“H&C”) grounds. Our client’s history was complex, and a great deal of evidence was required to support the case. After submitting the extensive package of materials and comprehensive legal submissions, CIC agreed that Canada really is home for this deserving applicant who has managed to turn his life around in a remarkable way.

Record of Suspension Granted, Applicant No Longer Inadmissible

We prepared a sponsorship application as well as a Record Suspension application (previously Pardon). Unfortunately, the Record Suspension processing timelines were lengthy and the Officer made a decision, refusing the sponsorship application for inadmissibility, before a decision could be made on the Record Suspension. This would require the Applicant to leave Canada. Our office did anything and everything we could to prevent this from happening, encouraging the officer to reconsider the refusal without having to advance it to the Federal Court, and did so successfully. This resulted in the refusal being struck, the application being re-opened and reconsidered, the Applicant not having to leave Canada, and saving considerable financial resources. While the application was being reconsidered the Record Suspension was granted, and the Applicant was no longer inadmissible.


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