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Immigration Lawyer Pickering

Immigration Lawyer Pickering - The objective of the class of immigration called the "Family Class" is to help make sure that families are reunited. Our firm's Immigration Law practitioners would assist you in bringing your family together. We assist with the completion and submission of documents and forms to the Immigration authorities. Our goal is to be able to help you throughout the entire immigration procedure.

The following relatives are eligible under the Family Class: common-law partner, spouse, conjugal partner, adopted child, dependent child, grandparent, parent, or an orphaned family member under eighteen years of age who is the sponsor's sister or brother, nephew, niece, adopted child or grandchild. Within this particular country, to be able to bring a family together a sponsor is needed. The sponsor has to be at least eighteen years of age and a citizen of this particular country or a permanent resident residing here. The sponsor has to file a sponsorship application to Citizenship and Immigration. Depending on the type of relationship between the family member and the sponsor, a different set of supporting papers, forms and requirements are needed.

Sponsorship applications are normally processed within 8 weeks from the date of submission to the Citizenship and Immigration authorities, assuming that all the needed forms are completed correctly, and all information and supporting documents are included.

Spouses have to be at least 16 years old and be lawfully married to the sponsor by the civil authorities of a nation. The marriage is considered to be valid in Canada, if the marriage is legal within the nation where it took place. A marriage certificate, issued by the civil authorities of the nation where the marriage took place, is considered necessary to prove that the spouse and sponsor are legally married. A divorce certificate provided by a Court must be provided in situations where one of the parties was married before.

A common-law partner must have lived with the sponsor in a conjugal relationship for a particular period of time. A common-law relationship begins on the day a couple opts to physically cohabit a house. Within a common-law relationship, there is no record to be able to prove that a couple is residing together. Nevertheless, there are documents which can help to prove the existence of a common-law relationship, like joint credit cards and bank accounts, lease or property agreements in both names, documents showing the same address, and insurance policies.

A dependent child under the Family Class, is a dependent child is either an adopted child or a biological child under the age of 22. This child must not have ever been in a common-law relationship or married and was financially supported by the parent. The daughter or son may be over twenty two years of age if she or he is incapable, because of a mental or physical condition, so as to support her or himself.

The relationships must be proven through documents issued by civil authorities between the sponsor, the parent of the sponsored purpose, grandparent, or an orphaned family member under 18 years of age who is the sponsor's sister or brother, nephew, niece, adopted child or grandchild.

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Profit magazine ranked Pickering as amomg the top ten cities within Canada to grow a business. The city of Pickering has several manufacturers situated within the city. Among its main companies are: Eco-Tec Inc. (industrial chemical recovery and water purification systems), PSB Speakers - Lenbrook (stereo machines), Hubbell Canada (electrical equipment), Canadian headquarters of Purdue Pharma (pharmaceuticals and health & beauty products), and Yorkville Sound (audio machines). The city of Pickering is even the location of Pickering Nuclear Generating Station. Its original station opened in the year 1971 and had four reactors, and during 2001, OPG7 Commemorative Turbine was opened on the generating station site. The largest single business in the city is the Ontario Power Generation. Pickering is the founding member of the Durham Strategic Energy Alliance or otherwise referred to as DSEA, and it concentrated on the companies of Areva, Eco-Tec, AECL, Intellimeter, Veridian, Wardrop Engineering, as well as Ontario Power Generation.   More