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Surrey Permanent Resident Lawyers

Immigrating to Canada – Applying for Permanent Residence

Do you want to immigrate to Surrey in Canada? Are you moving with the purpose of working or for higher studies? Are you wondering how to become a permanent resident in Surrey? Did you already apply for permanent residency but got rejected? Is the Canada PR application quite confusing?

Immigration to Surrey has become more common over the last few decades. Since Canada opened its door to immigrants, people worldwide began to flock to Canada to start a new life and build a new home.

However, the immigration system and process are pretty complex and in flux. You cannot actually learn much from self-research as so many legal proceedings are not discussed on the Internet. Therefore, we suggest hiring an experienced lawyer to walk you through the treacherous process of immigration and later attaining permanent residency.

We retain a group of highly qualified lawyers who will aid you through the process of immigration and help you attain permanent residency in Canada. We also advise our clients with legal advices and other professional help they might require through the complicated process.

Employment-Based Applications

One way to apply for permanent resident status is via the employment-based application. You can choose one of the many employment-based programs to move forward with your application for permanent resident in Surrey in Canada.

However, if you are not sure which program would be best for you, our permanent resident lawyers will aid you in making the correct decision. The process is quite simple; our lawyers will check your work experience, job prospects in Canada or a job offer from your Canadian employer, your language ability along with your education qualification and so on.

These are few factors among many, and different programs have different eligibility criteria. Once we find the most suitable program for you, we can move forward with the application.

To give you an idea about the kind of employment-based programs that are available, here are some examples: the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), the Federal Skilled Worker/Trades Class (FSW and FST), the Caregiver Program, and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC).

Family Sponsorship Applications

We also help our clients with family sponsorship applications. Family sponsorship applications are one of the most common ways a lot of people immigrate to Canada. Thus, we ensure our clients can immigrate without difficulty as we take care of all the paperwork.

We can help you if you are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada and want to sponsor a family to immigrate to Canada.

On the other hand, if you have family in Surrey – permanent resident or citizen – and would like to sponsor you, we will make the application process smoother.

It is important to note, however, family sponsorship applications will only work if one can sponsor. You, as a sponsor, might not have the right to sponsor if you have suspicious immigration history, criminal records or specific financial issues.

Another – and perhaps the most important – factor while applying for a family sponsorship application taken under scrutiny is the relationship between the sponsor and applicant. You must have all the proper documents to prove the relationship between you is genuine and not a façade created for immigration.

This is important because a lot of fraudulent family sponsorship applications are registered quite often. At times, the non-fraud ones might face the consequences if they fail to show proper and legitimate documentation.

Therefore, our priority is to build a strong application with all the proper documents for you. We will ensure you do not get a refusal or fall into any pitfalls that will result in you and your family being apart.

Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications

Some of you might not meet the eligibility criteria and related requirements to immigrate to Canada and become a permanent resident in Surrey. If so, you have nothing to be concern about because we have a solution to your problem.

You can become a permanent residence under the humanitarian and compassionate (H&C) application law. Our permanent resident lawyers aided a lot of H&C applicants. We are highly experienced and qualified to help you prepare a case and application strong enough to ensure it is accepted.

Permanent Residence Cards

If your application to become a permanent resident in Canada is approved, your next step is to submit an application for a permanent residence card (PR card). A PR card is essential because it proves that you are a permanent residence of Surrey and can travel in and out of the country anytime anywhere in Canada.

We are here to guide you through the process of acquiring your PR card without too much hassle. You only have to submit your application to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), and yes, we will handle all the paperwork.

Permanent Residence Card Renewal

Are you a permanent residence of Surrey? Do you want to renew your PR card? Or perhaps, you are uncertain how to move forward with the permanent resident renewal? If yes, we can do it for you!

It is crucial to remember your permanent residency card is valid for either a year or, as it is in most cases, for five years. Therefore, it would be best if you keep in mind when the PR card expires. You need to apply for a renewal within the last six months of the expiry date.

Contact our permanent resident lawyers, drop all the required documents, and we will take care of the rest and get your permanent residence card renewed.

Permanent Resident Travel Document

You might be a permanent resident in Surrey in Canada but are out of the country right now without a valid PR card. You might be wondering what the right of permanent residence is in such a situation. Thus, what should you do?

You need to apply for the permanent resident travel document (PRTD), and we can help you with the process. The PRTD will let you enter Canada and then renew your PR card without any difficulty.

Residency Requirements

Are you dwelling on becoming a permanent resident in Surrey ? You will need to meet some residency requirements, i.e. fulfill some residency obligation.

Residency obligation simply means staying in the country for a certain period. You need to be present physically for at least 730 days within five years to be eligible to apply for permanent residency.

We will help you figure out any exceptions or pitfalls you might face if you failed to meet the residency requirements.

Eligibility Requirements for Permanent Residency

You can apply for permanent residency if you are temporary health care and essential service worker or an international graduate, among a few other categories.

We have created a list of requirements you must meet if you are a temporary worker who desires to become a permanent resident in Canada.

  • You must be fluent in English and/or French
  • You must be legally employed in Canada
  • You need to have at least a year worth of work experience as a health care or essential service worker in Canada within three years before the application date

We have also created a list of requirements you must meet if you are an international graduate who wants to become a permanent resident in Canada.

  • You must be fluent in English and/or French
  • You must have a valid work permit
  • You must have the status of a temporary resident
  • You must have completed a graduate program by January 2017 or later in a Canadian institute with a valid study permit

If you have a family member(s) in Canada when you apply for permanent residency, you are considered eligible to become a permanent resident in Canada.

How Can an Experienced Immigration Lawyer Help?

The immigration system is not as easy as you might believe. There is a lot of room to mess up, perhaps a misplaced document or a missed deadline, and so much more. Therefore, if you have the assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer, you are guaranteed to get a positive outcome.

Our lawyers have years of experience with immigrants. We have dealt with the immigration system for a long time and understand how to avoid all the pitfalls. Our clients do not have to stress out about their applications or any legal paperwork. We handle all the work and provide clients expert advices on making their journey of immigration less hectic.

We intend to aid and support immigrants to the fullest and make their – your – journey to a new land, a new home, as easy as possible.

Contact Us

Contact us to make an appointment today.

We are here to respond to all of your questions, provide you with guidance, and help make the process easy for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to become a permanent resident in Canada?

You can become a permanent resident by meeting the eligibility requirements and applying under the programs. To know more, contact us, and we can guide you with detailed information.

2. Which Canadian province gives PR easily?

You can get PR easily in Ontario under the Ontario Immigration Nominee Program (OINP) or the Ontario Provincial Nominee Program (OPNP).

3. How long will it take to get my PR card?

You would have to wait around 45 days if you are a new PR and about 104 days if you applied for PR card renewal.

4. How to apply for permanent residence in Canada from outside Canada?

You can apply in two steps. Firstly, you will have to apply in the province you intend to live in, and once you are nominated, you can apply to IRRC directly for permanent residency. Your application form will be evaluated according to the rules of immigration in Canada.

5. How long can I stay out of Canada as a permanent resident?

You can stay out of Canada for five years as a permanent resident.

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    Frequently Asked Question

    To get permanent residency, you have to live for at least three years in Canada. You also need some other documents to apply for Citizenship.

    In generally takes six months to get the citizenship after taking the Citizenship Test and Interview.

    People aged between 18 to 54 have to take the citizenship test and Interview.

    Oath taking ceremony generally takes 45 to 60 mins to complete. However, the time may vary upon the number of applicants and citizens.

    Yes, any Citizen who is a Canadain Citizen can renounce his citizenship status if he wants. He may apply for renouncing the citizenship under certain conditions.

    The answer is yes. You can again apply to resume your Citizenship status though you have renounced it once.

    The total fees for applying for Citizenship in Canada is CAN $ 630. Among the prices, $530 is for processing fee, and $100 is for the right of  Citizenship fee. But for minors aged under 18, the processing fee is $100.