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Immigration Law

OPARA LAW PC practices in all aspects of immigration law. We assist clients in obtaining Visitor’s Visa, Super Visa, Study Permit, Work Permit, Temporary Resident Permit, Permanent Residence, OPARA LAW PC practices in all aspects of immigration law. We assist clients in obtaining Visitor’s Visa, Super Visa, Study Permit, Work Permit, Temporary Resident Permit, Permanent Residence,

Visiting Visa

Visitors to Canada who are not Canadian citizens or permanent residents may require a Temporary Resident Visa (i.e. a Visitor’s Visa) prior to seeking admission to Canada. Persons coming to Canada for pleasure, vacation or exploration of possible future employment opportunities with no intention to reside in Canada permanently may be issued a Canadian visitor’s visa for single or multiple entries.

Studying In Canada

Most foreign students are required to obtain study permits before they can engage in a course of study in Canada. Persons wishing to study full time in Canada must demonstrate that they have an offer of acceptance to a full time program at a recognized educational institution, the financial resources to fully support themselves throughout their study, and the intention to leave Canada and return to their home country upon completion of their studies.

Working In Canada

Work permits are necessary for engaging in most types of employment in Canada. Most requests for temporary work visas are processed at designated Canadian Visa Offices. However, certain requests may be considered by immigration officers at international airports and other ports of entry into Canada.

Temporary Resident Permits

A TRP is a temporary permit issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada that allows persons who are otherwise inadmissible to enter Canada for a temporary period of time as a visitor, worker, or student.

PERMANENT RESIDENCY

The law stipulates that the initial period of permanent residency lasts for five years. To maintain residency status thereafter, an individual must have resided in Canada cumulatively for at least two years out of the five year period. Permanent residents are issued a permanent residence card to use as proof of status. This card is sometimes called the Maple Leaf card.

Judicial Reviews and Appeal

An application for judicial review is a discretionary review by the Federal Court of whether an immigration official’s decision constitutes a valid exercise of his statutory authority.

In the first stage, the court reviews all the files and documents relating to the case of the applicant. The applicant must be able to prove to the court that an error was indeed made in the immigration official’s decision or the decision was unreasonable or unjust. If leave, which can also be referred to as the first stage, is granted, it means the court has decided that the applicant’s application contains some merit on its face, and therefore will further examine the reasons behind the immigration official’s decision in depth.

At the second stage, which can also be referred to as an application for judicial review, the applicant’s legal counsel will attend an oral hearing before the court (which could also be in writing) to argue why he believes the immigration official’s decision is wrong. If the court is persuaded, the decision will be set aside and the matter will be returned back to the court for reconsideration. These two steps are the basic fundamental requirements involved in executing a judicial review/appeal.