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Permanent Residency Options of Interest for People with Disabilities: Humanitarian & Compassionate Grounds and Spousal Sponsorship Applications
Please join us for a presentation by practitioners of Immigration and Refugee law, Ms. Arghavan Gerami and Ms. Niku Shaeri of Gerami Law PC in Ottawa, Ontario. The speakers will present on two common types of applications for Immigration to Canada - applications for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, and applications for permanent residence through spousal sponsorship.

Ms. Gerami will present on the topic of applications for permanent residence on humanitarian and compassionate grounds. This type of application will be of interest to those who are seeking to remain in Canada permanently, and who are facing one or more of the following consequences if removed from Canada: hardship in their country of origin; separation from family members; being uprooted from ties and other establishment in Canada; adverse effects on the best interests of any children involved. Ms. Gerami’s presentation will explore topics such as: who is eligible to make such an application; what makes a strong application; what to expect after an application is submitted; and what an acceptance or refusal would mean.

Ms. Shaeri will present on another type of application for permanent residence – sponsorship of a spouse or common-law partner. This type of application will be of interest to those who are looking to sponsor, or be sponsored by, a spouse or common-law partner in order to come to Canada on a permanent basis (or remain in Canada, if already here). The presentation will explore topics such as: who is eligible to make such an application; application requirements; the difference between making an application from inside Canada versus outside the country; what to expect after an application is submitted; and next steps after an application is decided.

Following the presentations, there will also be time for a question and answer period.

Nov 25, 2020 11:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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