July 15, 2016
This Month’s Featured Success Stories!
At BLG we are privileged to work on behalf of many wonderful people, companies and associations. We represent people from the time they step foot into the country in airport waiting rooms all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Our clients often tell us after their case was 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 success and offer some comfort to those who will soon embark on a similar journey . . .
Misrepresentation Finding Rejected by Federal Court!
Bellissimo Law Group was retained to challenge a misrepresentation decision in Federal Court and we were successful with our efforts. The Federal Court agreed that the misrepresentation finding was unreasonable, concluding that the visa office had failed to justify their decision and had not properly considered all of the evidence provided with the application, including the initial documents in which the applicant had disclosed her promotion and later documents confirming her four years of work experience. The decision was therefore set aside, the bar for misrepresentation lifted, and the application was to be returned to the visa office for redetermination by another officer.
Detailed Submissions Grant Spousal Sponsorship Despite Criminal Inadmissibility Finding
We recently worked on a Spousal Sponsorship application for a family that had been living overseas for a number of years. We assisted them in presenting the sponsor’s re-settlement plan, together with the family’s settlement plan, as well as established the spousal relationship. In addition, the applicant was criminally inadmissible for a matter dating back quite some time that did not have a direct criminal equivalence in Canada. With careful and detailed submissions advocating for rehabilitation, the application was recently successful and the family members granted permanent residence to facilitate their move to Canada.
Extensive Submissions Grant Child Status in Canada Under H&C Grounds
We were successful on a sponsorship application for a child that was not disclosed and therefore not examined at the time of his father’s application for immigration to Canada. We made extensive submissions on humanitarian and compassionate grounds and the application was approved!
Study Permit Application Approved in Express Time!
A hopeful student who wished to commence her Master’s degree in Canada approached our office for assistance with her study permit application. Although her proposed Master’s program was a natural progression of studies from her former Bachelor’s degree, it was completely unrelated to the field of her previous studies and the work she had completed over the past decade. We assisted her to submit an application for a study permit, making strong submissions that she was a genuine student, irrespective of her change in field of studies. Her study permit was recently approved within a one week period!