Canadian Immigration Lawyer
BARRIE IMMIGRATION LAWYER
Looking for an immigration lawyer Barrie that will provide you with ongoing support and advice on immigration matters? Matthew Jeffery is a licensed attorney with more than 20 years of experience specializing in immigration matters. Whether you need help applying for permanent residence, citizenship or work permits, Mr. Jeffery is ready to review your case and let you explore your options. He has a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and is authorized by the Canadian government to appear before the Canadian courts for immigration appeals and other litigation matters.
We CAN help you TO immigrate to Canada
Every year, more than 300,000 newcomers are accepted in Canada as permanent residents. Thousands more come in as students, workers, and visitors. To facilitate this immigration, the government has developed a robust system that promotes a multi-cultural society that’s diverse and rich in history.
If you wish to immigrate to Canada, there are many different categories of immigration programs that you can apply for. From Express Entry to Sponsorship programs, Skilled Worker Programs and Provincial Nomination Immigration Programs, there are numerous categories available for you. Get professional help to determine which immigration category is ideal for you.
You can begin by browsing through our website for extensive information regarding different immigration programs. We offer a free assessment form that you can fill out to help us understand your circumstances better and recommend the immigration program that’s right for you.
Should you need one-on-one consultation at our law office in Barrie, we’re happy to help. Our immigration lawyers are ready to assist you in filling out your application and secure all the supporting documents needed.
At the law office of Matthew Jeffery, we come with years of experience in immigration law. We’ve helped clients from all over the world fulfill their dream of living, working and/or studying in Canada. We can help you pursue all available options depending on your unique circumstances.
As a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you can sponsor your spouse, common law partner, dependent child, parent or grandparent to immigrate to Canada as a permanent resident. There are specific minimum requirements that must be met by both the sponsor and the sponsored person in order to qualify for the family class sponsorship program. All applicants will be required to undergo thorough medical, criminal and background screening as part of application processing.
Citizens or permanent residents of Canada can sponsor a spouse to apply for permanent residence. The spouse must be legally married to the sponsor. The marriage must be recognized both in the country in which it took place as well as under Canadian law.
Common-Law Partner Sponsorship
With common law partnerships, the law requires that the sponsored person and their partner to have lived together for at least 12 consecutive months in a marriage-like relationship. Short periods of separation due to work or family reasons are often excused. However, if you have been away from your partner for longer periods then there’s a high likelihood you will not be considered a common-law partner.
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident over the age of 18 can sponsor a parent to apply for permanent residency. To qualify, the sponsor must show that he/she is able to financially support the parent and will be responsible for the sponsored parent when they enter the Canadian soil.
A Canadian citizen or permanent resident may also sponsor their foreign-born child to immigrate to Canada. Once the child is issued with permanent resident status, he/she can live in Canada, access free social services, and education and later qualify for Canadian citizenship.
A super visa allows eligible parents and grandparents of a permanent resident or citizen of Canada to visit their family in Canada for up to 2 years without having to renew their status. The CIC may issue a multiple-entry visa that’s valid for up to 10 years. This facilitates back and forth travel for the parents or grandparents between Canada and their home country.
Permanent Resident Cards
Immigration Appeals Lawyer Barrie
Barrie is a city of over 135,000 people. This vibrant community located in Simcoe County has grown significantly in recent years, and become one of the leading home areas for those that work in nearby Toronto. Because of its historic waterfront and downtown areas, Barrie is a popular tourist city. Visitors come from across North America to visit the fashion boutiques, theatres, and high-class restaurants found throughout Barrie city centre. The community’s growth is also a result of recent immigration to Barrie and this is an area in which Matthew Jeffery and his staff are leading experts.
Matthew Jeffery has been a trusted advocate for Barrie clients for many years. He’s worked with local residents and their families to help them settle in Barrie and to overcome immigration barriers. In addition to his work with families, Matthew Jeffery is known for his comprehensive understanding of the changing immigration laws. He and his team work tirelessly to help clients use legal means to immigrate to Canada. Whether the local Barrie client is seeking a way of sponsoring their family to enter Canada or trying to become a permanent resident, Matthew Jeffery has the experience and the legal acumen to ensure success in the immigration process.
Free Assessment for Barrie Families
Matthew Jeffery has worked with thousands of families across Barrie to help them move forward within their individual immigration cases. He knows the challenges of many families, as well as the solutions available under immigration law in Canada. To help begin this process, he and his team offer free assessments. This assessment process allows the team to learn more about the client’s immigration case and can help provide a foundation for a successful application. Because Matthew Jeffery employs a hardworking team of legal experts, he’s able to respond to assessment requests in as little as one day. This helps ensure a swift resolution to challenging immigration issues.
Appeal and Litigation Work
Matthew Jeffery is also known for his expertise in immigration appeals and litigation. His team recognizes the need for a comprehensive understanding on individual immigration cases, and he uses his experience in the field to represent clients in their appeals. Whether they are appealing against inadmissibility to the country or a failed citizenship application, Matthew Jeffery can work on behalf of Barrie clients to help them find clear solutions to the obstacles they face within the immigration process.
Expert Communication-based Service
Matthew Jeffery’s service is founded upon clear communication with his clients. He can help clients analyze their documentation and find a strategy that will ensure success in their immigration objectives. He’s available around-the-clock to answer important questions based on years of industry experience.
As the trusted specialist for immigration law in Barrie, Matthew Jeffery is now ready to help clients throughout the region move settle successfully in Canada. Whether you’re a student and require a visa to attend school in Canada, or an individual looking to settle in Canada with your family, Matthew Jeffery can help move the process forward.
Contact us today to learn more!