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5 Reasons Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer

December 18, 2019

Do you plan to work or live in Canada but are in a quandary, wondering whether it would be best to hire an immigration lawyer? Immigration entails lots of paperwork and a deeper understanding of the country’s procedural bureaucracy. Therefore, navigating immigration laws, issues and procedures is a serious matter that you wouldn’t want to go through alone.

Here are five reasons why you need to hire an immigration lawyer to help you seamlessly maneuver through Canada’s complex legal system:

Equipped with knowledge, experience and expertise

A seasoned immigration lawyer can easily walk you through the nitty-gritty of immigrating to Canada. Being well-versed in immigration laws, procedures and constantly updated about recent regulatory changes, he can explain a number of options unique to your case. Whether it is working legally in Canada, obtaining a permanent residency or citizenship, or getting a spousal visa, he can help you fully understand your circumstances.

Handle documentation requirements

Filling out forms and other documents correctly is crucial in your application. Mistakes can result in your application being turned down entirely. By having a professional guide, you will ensure that all the requisite documentation is complete, correct, and submitted on time to be approved by the authorities.

Track your case

Tracking your petition once all the requirements have been submitted to the concerned agencies is the full responsibility of your immigration lawyer. He can make inquiries and quickly act if there are requests for additional information or clarification. He can even help with the appeal process, letting you understand why a petition was denied and how you can proceed with the appeal.

Defend your rights

Hiring an immigration attorney means having someone who knows your entire case and is able to represent you through every step of the process. Your lawyer will have your best interests at heart, defend your rights when communicating about your case, and protect you from being exploited or abused.

Help you legally live in the country

It is every immigrant’s dream to obtain permanent residency or citizenship in any country they choose to live. While an attorney can help immigrants find a job legally, citizens on a working visa remain subject to laws that are only applicable to them. They can even face deportation before their visa expires. An immigration expert can assist and guide you in obtaining a permanent residency, protect you from endangering your residency status, or suggest a path towards citizenship.

The immigration process is not easy. It involves several steps and documents to file. However, no matter what your goal is, an experienced immigration lawyer can advise and guide you through the complex process; otherwise, when you do it yourself (which you always can, by the way), you run the risk of having your application rejected and your immigrant dreams quashed.

At Atlas Law Group in Mississauga, Ontario, we provide experienced immigration lawyers who will help you work toward your Canadian dream. You can book an appointment with us by calling 905-502-8786.

This image represents a consultation at a Canadian business law firm.