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About crossing into Canada with a criminal record

If you want to come to Canada for any reason, you have to meet the requirements for admissibility to Canada. This means you must not have a criminal record, even one for a minor offense or a criminal record stemming from something that occurred a while ago.  If you do have a criminal record, there […]

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Denied entry to Canada, what are my options?

Being denied entry to Canada is a serious matter. Many people from all over the world, including from the United States, come to Canada every year and not all of them make it through the border. This is because Canada has a list of criteria you must meet to enter the country, and if you […]

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Entering the United States for business from Canada

Every year, thousands of Canadians enter the United States to attend business meetings and other business events on behalf of their Canadian companies. But did you know that people who want to enter the United States for business purposes may need a business visa? This is not a work visa, or a regular visitor visa. […]

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Entering Canada with a Misdemeanor

Can I enter Canada with a misdemeanor in my record?

Criminal inadmissibility is when someone has a criminal record in another country and as a result is denied entry to Canada. In other words, just because you’ve travelled all of the way to the Canadian border or port of entry doesn’t mean you will be let into the country – different factors are considered, a […]

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Entering The US with a Criminal Record

Why was I denied entry to the United States, was I flagged?

If you’ve been denied entry to the United States as a Canadian citizen, it may be because you are flagged in a sense. This is because Canada and the United States have signed an information sharing agreement, which grants the United States government and authorities more access to information on Canadians. So, if you have […]

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Criminal Inadmissibility to the United States

How to overcome criminal inadmissibility to the US

Did you know that if you have a criminal record, you could be criminally inadmissible to the United States? It doesn’t really matter whether your criminal record is very old (stemming from decades ago, even) or for a minor offense. Sometimes, even offenses that result in nothing more than a fine can render you inadmissible […]

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Applying for a 2013 H1B work visa for Chicago

Do you wish to apply for a work visa in the United States? The H1B work visa is a type of work visa for the United States, meant for individuals in specialty positions. These positions are jobs in which not just anyone can work: rather, the person who works in these occupations must have a […]

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What happens when you overstay a United States visa in Chicago?

While it is a big deal to overstay your visa in the United States, it is not uncommon for Canadians and other foreign nationals to remain in the United States after their visa expires either on purpose or by accident. Sometimes, the foreign national has no other option than to remain in the United States.  […]

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Tourist Visa Immigration Lawyer

Do I need an immigration lawyer for a tourist visa in Chicago?

If you are from a non visa-exempt country and wish to visit the United States, you will require a tourist visa or a visitor visa. This visa will allow you to enter to the United States as a visitor, whether you want to go on vacation, visit friends or family or visit for other purposes. […]

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Canadian Immigration Lawyer

Canadian immigration lawyers in Chicago

Are you a United States citizen who wants to move to Canada, or come to Canada temporarily? Many United States citizens apply every single year to work in Canada, visit Canada, study in Canada or even to move to Canada permanently.  But even if you are a United States citizen, it’s not easy to immigrate […]

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I might be denied entry to the United States

With the lack of clarity surrounding what exactly can cause someone to be denied entry to the United States, it is not always clear whether someone will be denied entry or not. Nor is it consistent, as someone who has had no problem entering the United States previously may suddenly be denied entry.  If you […]

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TN Visa Lawyer

Five Tips for Applying for a TN Visa for Chicago

Are you a Canadian who wishes to work in the United States? The TN visa is a type of work visa specifically available to Canadian citizens who want to work in the United States, who are in a specific type of professional occupation and who already have an existing job offer. These visas are considered […]

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Ways to Move to the United States

After a federal election or in the middle of a very cold winter, there’s often talk by Canadians of moving to the United States. However, even as a Canadian, one cannot just pick up and move to the United States. There are specific immigration streams that must be followed, otherwise you would be in the […]

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Can Canadians work in Chicago?

Even though Canada and the United States are close allies on a number of different things both physically and politically, Canadians are not able to just pick up and go work in the United States without securing the appropriate work visa. Almost every foreign national requires a work visa in order to legally work in […]

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Business Meeting in Chicago

The city of Chicago is a huge international business hub, with many foreign nationals visiting the country every single year to conduct business activities such as attending conventions, conferences or meetings. But did you know that even if you are a Canadian citizen, you may be required to obtain a visa even if your trip […]

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