A Refugee Becomes Permanent Resident of Canada: New Beginnings

We were first approached by our client on phone. When we spoke to her on the phone for the first time, we knew she was high aspirational and for now stuck in a labyrinth of uncertainty over her future.

She had immigrated to Bahrain when the situation in Iraq got worse. There was bloodshed and destruction all around. Human life lost its value. No body seemed to care. People’s activism was curtailed and the government failed to ensure safety and security for its citizens.

She knew that as a woman, she cannot expect to have a dignified life in Iraq. With such extreme violence and uncertainty everywhere, she had to do something to ensure a happy life for herself. Her parents supported her decision to leave the country for Bahrain. Though leaving her parents behind was a difficult decision for She, she wanted to leave so that she could explore new avenues and then call her parents to live with her.

She went to Bahrain and joined a job. She was extremely happy being independent and safe. Though she missed her parents badly, she was not able to get them to Bahrain as the situation in Iraq did not allow her parents to think about moving yet. Additionally, She was yet not sure if she would be able to accommodate her parents in a new country as she was herself putting up in a hostel.

In a few years, she managed to visit her parents twice. The situation in her side of the country had got better in recent year but war was imminent. She knew she cannot abandon her dreams and stay in Iraq. She insisted her parents to come along with her but that would have taken a long time as they did not even have passports. However, they did not stop She from moving back. In fact, they were adamant that she leaves the country as soon as possible. Women’s lives in the country side had become threatened because of such wide scale of violence everywhere.

Hesitant, she did come back with the resolution that she will get her parents out as early as possible.

When she returned to Bahrain, she could not find peace. She constantly remained worried about her parents’ safety. As their only child, she knew that she is the only one to take care of them. She could not have abandoned them in old age. She’s job in Bahrain was good but not where she would have liked to stay all her life. Sadly, there were less job opportunities to meet the caliber of She. She felt stifled a lot of time due to less precedence given to women employees.

While speaking to a friend about dream destinations, She happened to learn a thing or two about Canada from her friend. Instantly, She took fancy to Canada and decided to explore more about it. Her special concern was refugee protection so that she could move into Canada and begin a new life along with her family who was still stuck in Iraq. That is when she decided to use our Refugee & Asylum immigration to Canada services.

She collected all her documents and applied for a refugee claim. She knew that life has to be started from a new point and she would have to take some new risks. Going to a new country was still a safer option in order to ensure a happy life for herself.

When she reached Canada, she was stunned by the Canadian landscape, people. culture and standard of living. She instinctively knew that she was in the right place.  In Canada, she appeared for her hearing. During her hearing, all the CBSA officers considered her a brave girl to have mustered the courage to travel to two unknown countries looking for happiness and safety. No one will disagree with the fact that Iraq was becoming an intolerant country, especially for women.

She’s refugee claim was approved and she was extremely happy. Recently, she became the permanent resident of Canada. She had retained our services to apply for her permanent residency card. At present, we are in the process of applying parental sponsorship to bring her parents to Canada. She is really excited and so are we.

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We were contacted by a man who had once been the Permanent Resident of Canada but had to return to his own country because of some family dispute back home. His wife and youngest child had to stay back in Canada as the child had started school in Canada and changing her countries so often would have been detrimental to her educational and emotional health. Unfortunately, within a few years of his re-settlement in his home country, a civil war in his country threatening the peace and stability of every citizen, especially those in minority. The government failed to ensure the safety of its citizens and many minorities began to leave the country.

In order to keep his family safe and away from harm, he tried getting a job in Canada. Despite many years of experience in Canada, he could not get a job for himself.

Our client, when first met us, was undergoing the most traumatic phase of his life. He had already faced separation from his family once. Now he wanted to return to Canada to get re-united with his family. However, the biggest hurdle for him was that his permanent residency card in Canada had expired. We spoke with our client and asked him to share all the details of his immigration history and travel history with us. We listened to his story and assured him that we would do everything to ensure a safe passage for him back to his family in Canada.

A prominent point here is to know that even if someone’s permanent resident card gets expired, they continue to remain permanent residents. We prepared all the documents and application of our client to get him a renewal on his permanent residency card. In this case, we had to establish that our client was faced by circumstances that he had no power to control. We made a plea to the immigration office on Humanitarian and Compassionate Grounds seeking renewal for our client based on the fact that his country was no longer a safe place to live for him. Additionally, we tried establishing that he could not leave his country and stay in Canada because of unavoidable circumstances.

Canadian immigration law has always stood by people who are facing threat of life, or under fear of persecution for various reasons. We applied a permanent card renewal for our client while he travelled to Canada to stay with his family. While our client was immensely happy to be back with this family in Canada, he also feared the result of his card renewal. However, a chance had to be taken.

Our client entered Canada through USA borders and made a claim at Canadian port-of entry. The CBSA officers inquired his case, heard his story and examined his documents. Since our client had a clean track record of the time he had spent in Canada earlier, he was permitted to enter Canada.

Recently, our client was given the permanent residency status by the Canadian immigration office and the entire family was overjoyed.

Bringing Couples and Families Together

We have brought solutions to many clients who faced rejection in spousal sponsorship for reasons ranging from errors in application to problems where a couple could not establish the authenticity of their marriage. Our team if committed lawyers have a profound insight into what documents can strengthen an applicant’s claim, and therefore, are necessary to include. We have helped our clients by gathering evidence to strengthen their claim. Gathering evidence, in such cases, includes collecting all information about the couple’s relationship history, family involvement, and all supporting evidence to show that the couple has been in a relationship for more than two years. In some cases, spousal sponsorship becomes a problem when same-sex partners, common-law partners or conjugal partners are unable to establish that their relationship is honest and authentic. In such cases, a strong case of appeal is to be made and plan of action differs from case to case. However, we can affirm that we have helped many couples and families to get reunited without forsaking their dream of settling in Canada. We have brought solutions to many clients who faced rejection in spousal sponsorship for reasons ranging from errors in application to problems where a couple could not establish the authenticity of their marriage. Our team if committed lawyers have a profound insight into what documents can strengthen an applicant’s claim, and therefore, are necessary to include. We have helped our clients by gathering evidence to strengthen their claim. Gathering evidence, in such cases, includes collecting all information about the couple’s relationship history, family involvement, and all supporting evidence to show that the couple has been in a relationship for more than two years. In some cases, spousal sponsorship becomes a problem when same-sex partners, common-law partners or conjugal partners are unable to establish that their relationship is honest and authentic. In such cases, a strong case of appeal is to be made and plan of action differs from case to case. However, we can affirm that our Canada Immigration Lawyers have helped many couples and families to get reunited without forsaking their dream of settling in Canada.

Approval on Parental Sponsorship Application

We were contacted by a client who had been struggling with parental sponsorship from the last 8 years. The client had been refused the parental sponsorship because his mother was suffering from a rare physical disorder. The immigration office declared the mother medically inadmissible. We followed a thorough medical research on the mother’s medical history, treatment and expenses required. After a thorough research into the medical history of our client’s mother, we concluded that the immigration office had overestimated the expenses required, and also concluded incorrectly that the applicant could cause extra strain on Canadian health and social services. We submitted some testimonies of expert physicians who supported the claim that the woman would not need any extraordinary medical assistance in Canada. After much back and forth, our client was given approval on his parental sponsorship application. We were contacted by a client who had been struggling with parental sponsorship from the last 8 years. The client had been refused the parental sponsorship because his mother was suffering from a rare physical disorder. The immigration office declared the mother medically inadmissible. We followed a thorough medical research on the mother’s medical history, treatment and expenses required. After a thorough research into the medical history of our client’s mother, we concluded that the immigration office had overestimated the expenses required, and also concluded incorrectly that the applicant could cause extra strain on Canadian health and social services. Our Canada Immigration Lawyers submitted some testimonies of expert physicians who supported the claim that the woman would not need any extraordinary medical assistance in Canada. After much back and forth, our client was given approval on his parental sponsorship application.

Ban on our Client Challenged in Court

An appeal to the Federal Court was made when a client approached us with a case of refusal of permanent residency. Our clients had applied for permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Workers Program and his application was rejected for misrepresentation. The visa officers found that the applicant had given working information about his work experience and was therefore refused a permanent resident visa. With that, the client was also banned from entering Canada for at least 5 years. Our client was really disheartened as he had made an error in his calculations of work experience. We worked out a detailed plan on ways to address the issues of misrepresentation. We tried establishing that the client did not purposely lie, and his application was not dishonestly made. After that, he was asked to resubmit the application. We assisted our client in resubmitting his application for permanent residency with complete details and verifiable documents. We are glad to announce that our client had been approved for permanent residency status in Canada. An appeal to the Federal Court was made when a client approached us with a case of refusal of permanent residency. Our clients had applied for permanent residency under the Federal Skilled Workers Program and his application was rejected for misrepresentation. The visa officers found that the applicant had given working information about his work experience and was therefore refused a permanent resident visa. With that, the client was also banned from entering Canada for at least 5 years. Our client was really disheartened as he had made an error in his calculations of work experience. We worked out a detailed plan on ways to address the issues of misrepresentation. We tried establishing that the client did not purposely lie, and his application was not dishonestly made. After that, he was asked to resubmit the application. We assisted our client in resubmitting his application for permanent residency with complete details and verifiable documents. Our Canada Immigration Lawyers are glad to announce that our client had been approved for permanent residency status in Canada.

Success Despite Medical Inadmissibility

We made successful contribution in a recent case where our client wished to sponsor his younger sister to Canada. The dependent sponsorship in her case was rejected by the immigration officers who declared her inadmissible on medical grounds. Since she suffered from slow mental development, her case was considered to bring undue burden on Canadian health services. We made a complete plan to prove that the dependent sister would not be an added burden on Canadian health or social services. We also established clearly that her sponsor was in complete financial position to assist her and taking care of her health demands. A successful appeal was made at the Immigration Appeal Division, and the sister was allowed to immigrate to Canada. We are nothing but immensely relieved that we could help a family get reunited in Canada. We made successful contribution in a recent case where our client wished to sponsor his younger sister to Canada. The dependent sponsorship in her case was rejected by the immigration officers who declared her inadmissible on medical grounds. Since she suffered from slow mental development, her case was considered to bring undue burden on Canadian health services. We made a complete plan to prove that the dependent sister would not be an added burden on Canadian health or social services. We also established clearly that her sponsor was in complete financial position to assist her and taking care of her health demands. A successful appeal was made at the Immigration Appeal Division, and the sister was allowed to immigrate to Canada. We are nothing but immensely relieved that our Canada Immigration Lawyers could help a family get reunited in Canada.

Removal Orders Deferred

We assisted a person actively proactively who was facing the threat of deportation from Canada ordered by Canada Border Services Agency. Our client who had no ties to his home country and would have been completely lost in a country he no longer felt an affinity for, had this removal order been fulfilled. Added to this, our client had a thriving business in Canada which would have been severely affected if her were removed. We had to submit a detailed report to the Division to demonstrate that the individual will face economic harm if they go ahead with the decision. Finally, the Federal Court conceded and stopped the removal of our client from Canada. We assisted a person actively proactively who was facing the threat of deportation from Canada ordered by Canada Border Services Agency. Our client who had no ties to his home country and would have been completely lost in a country he no longer felt an affinity for, had this removal order been fulfilled. Added to this, our client had a thriving business in Canada which would have been severely affected if her were removed. Our Canada Immigration Lawyers had to submit a detailed report to the Division to demonstrate that the individual will face economic harm if they go ahead with the decision. Finally, the Federal Court conceded and stopped the removal of our client from Canada.

Refuge for an American

We assisted a woman in claiming for refuge status in Canada who was already a permanent resident in America. It was a complicated case as the woman was seeking protection against her home country. Her claim was difficult to be assessed in Canada as she was already in a safe country. We made extensive submissions to establish that she was a persecuted and traumatised person and need ed to be with her family which was settled in Canada. The Board conceded to our submissions and agreed that the family must be reunited. Her refuge claim was therefore approved. Today the woman had finally found a home and we are glad for assisting her. We assisted a woman in claiming for refuge status in Canada who was already a permanent resident in America. It was a complicated case as the woman was seeking protection against her home country. Her claim was difficult to be assessed in Canada as she was already in a safe country. We made extensive submissions to establish that she was a persecuted and traumatised person and need ed to be with her family which was settled in Canada. The Board conceded to our submissions and agreed that the family must be reunited. Her refuge claim was therefore approved. Today the woman had finally found a home and our Canada Immigration Lawyers are glad for assisting her.

Second Hearing for a Refugee Claimant

We assisted a client to get a second opportunity to apply for refugee protection in Canada. The Board had denied her application claiming that he could seek protection in his home country. We made an extensive submission demonstrating that our client was not able to get protection in his own home country. A hearing was scheduled before the Federal Court and legal submissions were duly made. Our submissions were accepted and our client was allowed a second hearing to request for a refugee claim. We assisted a client to get a second opportunity to apply for refugee protection in Canada. The Board had denied her application claiming that he could seek protection in his home country. Our Canada Immigration Lawyers made an extensive submission demonstrating that our client was not able to get protection in his own home country. A hearing was scheduled before the Federal Court and legal submissions were duly made. Our submissions were accepted and our client was allowed a second hearing to request for a refugee claim.

Judicial Review Challenge Successful

Within a week, we received five approvals on applications for permanent residency of five different clients in all complicated cases. We made extensive research in all the cases, created arguments, collected all relevant data and attached verifiable documents in each case. In one case, our client had been refused his Pre-Removal Risk Assessment thrice. We challenged the matter in Federal Court. The Court permitted a judicial review and ordered the immigration officers to assess the file properly. The Court also directed the officer to provide our client with all relevant information needed for the processing of the file. We were happy when our Canada Immigration Lawyers heard of the positive outcome of our struggles.