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What Happens if You Overstay Your Visa in Canada?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Residents of other countries who have been lawfully admitted to Canada can find themselves overstaying their visa for many reasons. In some cases, finding love unexpectedly while abroad can be a determining factor in a choice not to leave on time. In other circumstances, unforeseen events like the COVID-19 pandemic manifest in travel restrictions… Read More »

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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Canadian Immigration Process

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The unanticipated coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the subsequent pandemic has had a major impact on the world in many unexpected ways, and that includes on the Canadian immigration process. In the best of circumstances, obtaining residency in Canada can be a complex and time-consuming process. During these unprecedented times, additional challenges have been created… Read More »

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Changes to travel restrictions for immediate family members of Canadian citizens and permanent residents

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

From: Canada Border Services Agency News release   June 8, 2020 Ottawa, Ontario,  Canada Border Services Agency The Government of Canada remains committed to protecting the health and safety of Canadians and reducing the spread of COVID-19 in Canada.  The Government recognizes however that the temporary border measures put in place to fight the spread of… Read More »

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How is COVID-19 affecting our Canadian Border?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Most people are asking whether they can cross in to our friendly Canadian border, eh! On March 21, 2020, our Prime Minister announced travel restrictions that limit travel to Canada in order to manage the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  Based on these restrictions, the people that are permitted to enter Canada are… Read More »

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Understanding Canada’s Family Class Sponsorship

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Sometimes Canadian citizens and Canadian permanent residents have to leave behind loved ones in order to move here, but these separations are never intended to be permanent. Fortunately, they don’t have to be because of Canada’s laws concerning family class sponsorship. Family class sponsorship is one of the most important ways for people to… Read More »

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