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Bellingham Immigration Attorneys

Dually licensed to practice in both Canada and the United States, our Bellingham immigration attorneys offer a perspective nuanced by knowledge of both jurisdictions. Whether you are looking for support with citizenship applications, work permits, visas, or more, contact us today to learn how Border Solutions Law Group may be able to help in your case.

Corporate Immigration

At Border Solutions Law Group, we help individual and corporate clients alike. Many of our clients are multinational companies whose American workers need to come to Canada for work. We also handle US immigration and work visa applications for Canadians entering the United States. 

With thorough knowledge of the free trade agreements between Canada and the United States, such as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA in the United States, CUSMA in Canada), we help our clients access the maximum benefits available to them. Depending on the case, this may include strategizing which category to pursue for a work visa.

Drawing on years of experience helping clients understand the legal pathways available to them, while working to dispel myth and misinformation, our team may be able to assist with issues ranging from green card applications to temporary work visas, student visas, entry waivers, and more.

US Green Card Applications

A direct immigrant visa that grants a person permanent resident status in America, green cards are highly sought after. However, the process of applying and obtaining one as a Canadian citizen can be lengthy and expensive. In the best case scenario, without extraneous issues, it could take 12 to 18 months.

In many cases, a different path may be more suitable to an individual’s immigration needs. When you first meet with our Bellingham immigration attorneys, we will ask a series of clarifying questions to better understand your circumstances and offer informed advice. 

If a green card is required in your case, we may be of service in helping you with applications. If another avenue may better serve your needs, we can offer alternatives, and guide you through the process.

Applying For Permanent Residency in Canada

Through Canada’s Express Entry application process, a points-based system evaluates skilled workers for eligibility to apply for permanent residency. Applicants may be living within Canada, or outside Canada. Pathways to immigration include:

  • Family class programs, in which a Canadian citizen sponsors their parents, grandparents, children, spouse or common law partner
  • Economic class programs, open to skilled workers and tradespeople
  • Business class programs for entrepreneurs and start-up business operators
  • Canadian experience class for individuals with Canadian skilled work experience
  • Provincial nominee programs
  • Eligibility based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds
  • And more

If you are looking to immigrate or obtain a work permit in Canada, our Bellingham immigration attorneys would be happy to discuss your options and provide insight into which program may be best for your particular circumstances. We may also be able to provide key guidance as to any omissions or shortcomings in your submission for the Express Entry system, to improve the strength of your application.

Inadmissibility and Record Suspension

If you have been denied entry into either Canada or the United States, our Bellingham immigration attorneys may be able to help. 

One of the most common reasons for inadmissibility into the United States or Canada is the existence of a criminal record. If this is the case for you, contact our Bellingham immigration attorneys to schedule a consultation and discuss the nuances of your case. There may be avenues available to suspend your record, which may help in your immigration matter.

A misunderstanding or a misrepresentation of facts can likewise lead to an individual being denied entry across the border. Understanding your immigration eligibility status is important, and border guards do sometimes make mistakes. If you have been denied entry into Canada or the United States, contact us to clarify your circumstances. We may be able to provide advice on strategies to gain lawful entry.

Contact Our Bellingham Immigration Attorneys Today for a Consultation

Whether you are looking for support with an immigration matter across the Canada-US border, or if you have questions about accessing either country from anywhere in the world, contact us today to schedule a consultation with our Bellingham immigration attorneys. Let us help you through the process, every step of the way.