Vancouver Immigration Lawyers
At Border Solutions Law Group, we provide dedicated services to individuals seeking support with a range of immigration matters in Canada and the United States. Our Vancouver immigration lawyers are licensed to practice law in both countries, drawing on this knowledge to help streamline your application process.
Whether you are applying for a green card or permanent resident status, have questions concerning your work permit application, or more, contact us to schedule your initial consultation and learn how Border Solutions Law Group might make a difference for you.
Corporate or Business Immigration
Many of the clients working with our Vancouver immigration lawyers require assistance with a corporate or business immigration matter. This may be a multinational company whose workers need to be able to work on both sides of the border. This may also be an individual with Canadian citizenship applying for a work visa in the United States, or a US citizen seeking a work permit in Canada.
Extensive free trade agreements influence cross-border immigration between Canada and the United States. Drawing on our knowledge of the Canada-US-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA in Canada, USMCA in the US), we may be able to help you strategize which category of work permit or visa to pursue, and how to structure your application.
Each individual case is nuanced by many factors. Our team of Vancouver immigration lawyers prioritizes clarity in understanding your specific needs, continually assessing how we may be able to best be of help. We have assisted clients with applications for work permits and visas, student visas, entry waivers, green cards, permanent residency applications, and more. Schedule an appointment with us today to discuss your particular case.
Canadian Permanent Residency
In order to apply for Canadian citizenship, you must first have permanent resident (PR) status. As a permanent resident in Canada, an individual has the right to live, work, and study anywhere in Canada. Permanent residents receive most social benefits to which Canadian citizens are entitled, including universal health care, and protection under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
For skilled workers looking to immigrate to Canada, a points-based Express Entry application process uses a points-based system to evaluate eligibility to apply for PR status. An applicant may be outside Canada, or may already be living in Canada.
Pathways that may be available to you include:
- Economic class program (for skilled workers and tradespeople)
- Business class programs (for entrepreneurs, including operators of start-up businesses)
- Family class program (for close relatives and partners of Canadian citizens and permanent residents)
- Provincial nominee programs (for individuals intending to move to a specific province)
- Canadian experience class (for individuals with work experience in Canada)
- Eligibility-based programs (based on humanitarian and compassionate grounds)
- And more
When you speak with our Vancouver immigration lawyers, we will ask clarifying questions to better understand your situation, so that we may provide guidance as to which program may best suit you. We may also be able to look over your application, and provide advice as to improvements you can make.
Green Card Applications to the United States
Green cards offer permanent resident status in the United States of America. Similar to the Canadian model, a green card allows an individual to live and work in the US. This direct immigrant visa is highly sought after, and can be challenging to obtain. In the smoothest scenario, the process can take anywhere from 12 to 18 months.
Many people may not actually require a green card in order to fulfill their immigration needs. For many work-related requirements, for instance, a work visa may be more suitable.
Contact our Vancouver immigration lawyers to learn what avenues may be most cost and time effective for you. We may be able to offer alternatives to a green card application, or assist with your green card application should this be your desired path.
Entry Waivers, Record Suspension, and Inadmissibility
Being denied entry into the United States or Canada can be a stressful experience. Whether it has been caused by a misunderstanding, a mistake, the existence of a criminal record, or another matter, our Vancouver immigration lawyers may be able to help you navigate cross-border access.
Having a criminal record is a common reason an individual may be denied crossing at the border. Our Vancouver immigration lawyers may be able to provide guidance as to suspending your record, which may rectify your immigration issue.
Misrepresenting your true immigration status may also lead to a denial at the border. It is important to understand what your status is, because the implications of inadmissibility are profound. If you are a Canadian deemed inadmissible into the US, for instance, may require you to apply for entry waivers for the rest of your life.
If you were denied entry across the border, contact our Vancouver immigration lawyers today.
Contact Our Vancouver Immigration Lawyers Today for a Consultation
Dually licensed to practice in Canada and the United States, our team of Vancouver immigration lawyers may be able to provide you with key guidance as to the requirements of your immigration matter. Contact us today to schedule a consultation, and learn how Border Solutions Law Group may be of service to you.