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Settling Down In Canada or The US on A Visitor's Visa - Can It Be Done?

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Whether you are a family or an individual, settling down on a visitor’s visa can be a difficult or almost impossible process and there are several scenarios that could happen. Normally there are one of two reasons that you might want to settle on a visitor’s visa:..
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How To Be One Of Canada’s New 1 Million Immigrants

Amy Smith / 4 min read
Recently, Canada’s government has announced its 3-year plan to bring more immigrants into the country, looking for a target of 1 million new immigrants within 3 years. This is partly in an effort to offset the increasing number of elderly in the country and will ambitiously mean that by 2020 around 340,000 immigrants will be allowed into Canada each year to accommodate the large amounts of Canadians that are due to retire in 2035 (around 5 million.)..
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Embassy Documents Needed For Student Visas In Canada, Australia & The US

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Applying for visas can be a very lengthy process, which often requires you to submit plenty of documents. This is no different for student visas and if not done correctly can hinder or delay your application as well as have it rejected in some instances. ..
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What the New Chain Migration Laws Will Mean For You

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Recently, President Trump took a stance on ending chain migration, stating that it will be terminated as part of the new Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) deal and it was met with the usual upheaval. In the Fox interview, Trump discusses making changes as a matter of national security as the chain migration and visa lottery programs both present vulnerabilities to the country via immigration. He states that one of the New York terror suspects used chain migration to bring 23 ..
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The Procedures of Sponsoring Unemployed Individuals and Family in the US, Canada, Australia and the

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Once you have permanent residence in a country, you may want other members of your family to come and live with you. This might be children under 18 or other extended relatives who don’t intend to work, if this is the case there are processes that need to be followed with each country acting differently. Here are the processes and procedures for each country. ..
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What is a Provincial Nominee Programs in Canada

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Immigration can take many forms and the sure-fire way to get an accepted visa application is with the provincial nominee programs in Canada. This is a lengthy process that requires dedication and plenty of documentation but for those who want to delve deeper into the Canadian immigration system and immigrate to a specific territory in Canada, you can become a provincial nominee. We discuss what this means, the application process, who it applies to and how you go about it. ..
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Working Illegally In The US, Canada, Australia And The UK

Amy Smith / 8 min read
You can be considered to be working illegally in a country in several ways, whether it’s the wrong visa, an expired visa or no visa at all as well as those who have entered the country illegally or lied on an application. Regardless, it is not recommended at all since the penalties for working illegally (as well as illegal immigration) can be harsh, particularly in the current political climate. ..
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Applying For Asylum In The US, Canada and Australia

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Contrary to popular belief, asylum seeking and applying for refugee status in a variety of countries is not a free ticket of entry and doing so illegally, particularly if your claim is unfounded can face imprisonment, deportation and harsh sentences to preserve the integrity of international borders...
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Obtaining Permanent Residency In The US, Canada or Australia After Marrying A Citizen

Amy Smith / 5 min read
You’ve found someone that you want to marry, but there is a downside, they live in another country. How and what do you have to do to stay together and how do you apply for permanent residency in the US, Canada and Australia? For each country we shall discuss what “John” needs to do to get permanent citizenship as a case example to make this confusing process more understandable. ..
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Can I Travel To The US or Canada On A Visit Visa and Find A Way To Get Legal Residence?

Amy Smith / 4 min read
If you are deciding to emigrate to the US, Canada or Australia, you may not want to wait as long as to secure residence before you get there. This is where a visitor’s visa comes in and you can spend time in the country of your choice while dealing with filing for residency. This is the process for each of these countries and what not to do!..
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Getting A Student Visa To Study In The US, Canada & Australia

Amy Smith / 5 min read
Studying abroad can have huge benefits and be a wonderful cultural experience but unfortunately, getting there isn’t as easy as jumping on a plane. You will need study permits or visas and each country has a different process. Let’s look at three popular study destinations; the US, Canada and Australia...
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The Process For Getting a Work Permit & Living In Canada 2017

Amy Smith / 3 min read
Thinking of moving to Canada? In order to relocate, immigrate, work in or study in Canada you need to have the proper permits and ensure you apply for a permit correctly, otherwise it could hurt your chances of entering the country permanently. Before you start, you will need a valid credit card to make payments and the ability to upload your documents by making electronic copies (usually with a scanner or a decent camera.)..
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The Process Of Family Immigration To Canada

Amy Smith / 5 min read
The immigration process can be confusing and you want to make sure you go through the process correctly to avoid hurting your chances of moving to a new country. There are three main classes of immigration we will cover: The Family Class, Refugee Class and Economic Contribution Class...
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