Immigration is the legal procedure that allows you to obtain Permanent Resident status in Canada.
- As a permanent resident, you are issued an immigrant visa called a Record of Landing by the Canadian government that allows you to live, work and study in Canada on a permanent basis.
- A Record of Landing will have an expiry date which means that you must actually enter Canada before the visa expires otherwise you will loose your right to enter Canada as a permanent resident and you will have to apply all over again!
- There is no such thing as a “Canadian Green Card”. Rather we call it a Permanent Resident Card but it essentially serves the same purpose as a US Green Card.
What You May Not Know About Getting a ‘Green Card to Canada’
- Permanent residence is NOT temporary status such as when you apply for a Visitor Visa, Work Permit or Study Permit.
- These are temporary visas that limit your stay in Canada for a certain period of time and severely restrict what you can and cannot do.
- Permanent residence has some limitations however. As a permanent resident you do not carry a Canadian passport, and there are certain residency restrictions imposed.
Get the Right Legal Help to Apply For Permanent Resident of Canada
Do not make the mistake of applying without any help. You need the right documents and know what the immigration officers want to see in the application to increase your chances of approval.
Niren & Associates’ 30 years of combined experience has helped thousands of people successfully obtain Permanent Resident status in Canada. We exclusively handle and focus on US and Canadian immigration cases and don’t practice other forms of law.
- We have a proven track record in our New York office for handling US and Canadian visa cases and you could become one of our new success stories
- Our Canadian lawyers are fully licensed and ready to help you right now
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Different Ways to Obtain a Canadian Immigrant Visa
You should think about it in terms of “immigration categories”. Each category represents a legal means for an applicant to obtain permanent resident status. Three main categories for Canadian immigration are:
- Independent/Skilled Worker Category
- Business Immigration
- Family Class Immigration
- Canadian Experience Class
If you want to immigrate to Canada, you will have to qualify under at least one of these categories.
Once I am a Permanent Resident of Canada, what are my Obligations?
Citizenship and Immigration Canada requires that permanent residents of Canada hold a valid permanent resident card. You will need to meet the permanent residency requirements and renew your permanent residence card every five years.
You Are Not Alone, We Have The Experience to Help
The complexities of Canadian immigration laws and necessary procedures for favorable outcomes doesn’t have to be difficult if you have an experienced law firm behind you. At Niren & Associates we exclusively practice in Canadian & US Immigration and have over 14 years experience with Permanent Resident cases.
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