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Q & A: Review of application after refusal

Q. Can my friend request for a second review of his application without requesting for an official appeal to the court ? If so, how may this be done? Answer: No, visa offices do not generally allow for review of applications outside of the context of a new submission. An appeal would have to be […]

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Q & A: Trial Sponsorship?

Q. I have heard that one way of getting him here is through an engagement sponsorship in which we would have 90 days to decided to get married if not he would have to return to Cuba. The only concern I have is what if we don’t decide to get married within the 90 days […]

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Q & A: NOC Employment Requirements

Q. I´ve been working as software developer in a big corporation for one and a half years. But I do not have much educational background, as I learned everything most of what I know by myself. Will it be completely impossible for me to apply for immigration due to lack of educational references ? My […]

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UK Police Clearances

Although most of the information contained in such Histories is retrievable from the national police database in the U.K., there is no information on the national database that predates 1981, and there are some localities with stand-alone systems that do not contribute to the national system at all. Moreover, for reasons of sheer volume, London […]

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Medical Testing may Become Stricter

As early as next January, immigrants applying to Canada will undergo stricter medical tests for infectious diseases, and the tests will be tailored to their country of origin. Health Canada and Immigration Canada are planning an overhaul of their antiquated testing system, and will apply the two medical clauses in the Immigration Act more aggressively. […]

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Q & A: Sponsorship Following Landing

Q. I recently landed, and married shortly thereafter. I now wish to sponsor my spouse. I was told by immigration officials that I do not have enough income to show. What does this mean? Answer: The sponsor in a sponsorship case must be able to demonstrate that a sufficient salary had been earned for the […]

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Q & A: Buffalo Backlogs

Q. After submitting my application to the Buffalo IAPC three months ago, I have not received any notice from them. Is this normal? Answer: The backlogs created around May 1, as a result of the changes in the Regulations at that time, are most likely responsible for the delays that you are experiencing at this […]

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Q & A: Common Law Marriage

Q. I’m hoping someone will be able to answer this question for me. I’ve been dating my girlfriend for the past 2 1/2 years, and we’ve been living together in the US for the last 9 months while I’ve been down here on contract. However, I’m going to be returning to Canada in the very […]

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Q & A: Employment Authorizations

Q. Is it true if you have a Irish passport or a European country in “common market” that you don’t need an employment authorization? Answer: No, employment authorizations are required by any individual other than a Canadian citizen or permanent resident in order to work in Canada. Certain countries may enjoy somewhat relaxed requirements for […]

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