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FAMILY SPONSORSHIP2020-02-10T19:42:29+00:00

Family Sponsorship – Who is it for?

If you require a Canadian Spouse Visa or Canadian Common Law Partner Visa, Immigration to Canada through family sponsorship is available for eligible relatives of Canadian citizens or permanent residents.

The sponsored applicant must be related to the sponsor in one of the following ways:

  • Spouse, common-law partner, or conjugal partner

  • Parent or grandparent

  • Dependent child

  • A brother, sister, nephew, niece, or grandchild who is orphaned, unmarried, and under 18 years of age

  • Intended adopted child under 18 years of age

  • One other relative provided the sponsor has no relative matching the above list, and no relatives who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents

Types Of Spouse/Partner Relationships

There are currently three different relationship categories that exist for spousal sponsorship: marriage, common-law, and conjugal. Depending on the kind of relationship, you may have different requirements in order to have your application accepted for a Canadian Spouse Visa or Canadian Common Law Partner Visa.

You can sponsor a person as your spouse if that person is legally married to you. A marriage between two persons of the same sex will also be recognized for immigration purposes, if the marriage was legally performed in Canada, or was performed outside of Canada in a country where marriage between two persons of the opposite sex is legally recognized.

You can sponsor a person as your common-law partner if that person is of the opposite or same-sex as
you and that other person have cohabited in a conjugal relationship for a period of at least one year, and
your relationship with that person is continuing.

You can sponsor a person as a conjugal partner if
that person is of the opposite or same sex, that person is residing outside Canada (that is, has, for legal purposes, a fixed, permanent and principal home outside Canada), and you have maintained a conjugal relationship with that person for at least one year, that is you have been in a committed and mutually interdependent relationship of some permanence where you have combined your affairs to the extent possible.

Canadian Immigration Points
Sponsorship Criteria

You can become a sponsor if you are:

  • at least 18 years old
  • a Canadian citizen, a person registered in Canada as an Indian under the Canadian Indian Act or a permanent resident living in Canada:
  • if you are a Canadian citizen living outside Canada, you must show that you plan to live in Canada when your sponsored relative becomes a permanent resident
  • you can’t sponsor someone if you are a permanent resident living outside Canada
  • able to prove that you are not receiving social assistance for reasons other than a disability
  • have enough income to provide for basic needs of any grandchildren (dependent children of a dependent child) of the principal applicant
  • If you live in Quebec, you must also meet Quebec’s conditions to be a sponsor.

To be eligible for permanent residence, the principal applicant and any dependents must not be criminally or medically inadmissible to Canada

Who cannot become a sponsor  

  • you have failed to pay:
  • an immigration loan
  • a performance bond
  • family support payments
  • have failed to provide for the basic needs of a previously-sponsored relative who received social assistance
  • are under a removal order
  • are in a penitentiary, jail, reformatory or prison
  • receive social assistance for a reason other than a disability
  • are still going through the process of bankruptcy (undischarged bankruptcy)
  • were sponsored by a spouse or partner and you became a permanent resident less than five years ago
  • sponsored a previous spouse or partner and three years have not passed since this person became a permanent resident
  • you have already applied to sponsor your current spouse, partner or child and a decision on your application hasn’t been made yet
  • you were convicted of a violent or sexual offence, or an offence that caused bodily harm to a relative—or you attempted or threatened to commit any of these offences

Overseas Sponsorship v Inland Sponsorship

When sponsoring a spouse or common-law partner, the application is normally processed at a Canadian Visa Office in the country where the applicant normally resides.

Canadian citizens who currently reside in the UK can sponsor their family members and complete the immigration process without having to return to Canada! The Canadian government recently confirmed that they are very keen on keeping families together and family sponsorship applications will remain a priority.

We specialise in representing Canadian citizens based in the UK with their Family Sponsorship applications and regularly obtaining Canadian Spouse Visa or Canadian Common Law Partner Visa.  View the many TESTIMONIALS from satisfied clients.

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Key Questions – Family Sponsorship

Will I need to attend an interview?

It is sometimes necessary for the Canadian government to request an interview before a visa can be issued. This occurs when there are concerns over the genuineness of the family relationship. In most cases, a well-prepared visa application is usually enough to eliminate the need for an interview.

How long does the whole process take?

You will be pleased to know that family class sponsorship applications are treated as a priority by the Canadian government. In our long experience of representing this category of application and based upon the volume of our client historical data, a well-prepared spouse/partner application considered by the Canadian High Commission in London is usually processed within 6 months. Although this can vary slightly due to the number of applications and seasonal fluctuations. However, we are pleased to report that a recent client application was finalised in just three short months from the date of submission to the issue of landing papers!

The current published processing time for applicants applying outside Canada and based in the UK is 12 months.  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Canada Government Published Processing Times – 12 months
Pahl Associates Average Processing Times 2019 – 6 – 9 months

If your application for sponsorship is refused, you can appeal the case to the Immigration Adjudication Division (IAD) within 30 days of the refusal.

Not all spouse visa refusals are eligible for sponsorship appeal. Only spouses or partners who submitted outland sponsorship under the Family Class to IRCC can appeal.

This means that couples who made in Canada sponsorship under the Spouse or Common-Law Partner in Canada class can not make a sponsorship appeal. They can still resubmit the application or apply for judicial review to the Federal Court of Canada.

IAD appeals are lengthy, costly and by no means guaranteed. If your case was refused, you should contact a lawyer or authorised legal representative immediately in order to ensure your appeal is filed on time.

As sponsor, you must sign a three-year Sponsorship Agreement that obligates you to provide full financial support to your partner for three years beginning on the date that permanent residence is granted. This obligation remains valid even if you divorce or separate from your partner.

As a sponsor, you must show that you have enough financial resources to provide financial support for both yourself and your partner. If your partner has dependent children, you must also have enough income to provide for their basic needs.

Family Sponsorship – Why Choose Pahl & Associates

The Canadian government prioritises the processing of sponsorship applications. In order to achieve a timely favourable decision, all of the requirements must be met. Any minor error within your application forms or missing a crucial document can lead to a refusal. In order to process a Family sponsorship application, individuals should enlist the help of an authorised legal representative who is experienced in providing an applicant with the best chance to be sponsored whilst minimising delays as a result of submitting a poorly prepared application.

At Pahl & Associates, we have assisted hundreds of clients to achieve Canadian permanent residence via Family Sponsorship program. We specialise in such cases and the fact that we are based in the UK places us in a unique position of being able to assist Canadian citizens residing in the UK and are seeking to sponsor their partners and family members. The option to meet at our office in London for a face to face meeting is reassuring and convenient for our clients. We strongly recommend that you view testimonials and the first-hand experience from our past clients which highlight our professionalism and level of service.  TESTIMONIALS

We are currently offering a free phone consulation for Canadian Family Class applications.

Once retained our fees are fixed and payable in 3 instalments at key stages of the process.

Government fees for sponsoring spouse will total around $1,125. The breakdown is :

  • $75 – sponsorship fee
  • $475 – principal applicant processing fee
  • $490 – the right of permanent residence fee
  • $85 – biometric fee
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TESTIMONIALS/REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS
My husband and I found Pahl and Associates through much thorough research; dealing with something as important as immigration, we wanted to make sure we would be receiving expert assistance from an experienced professional who could make the process as smooth and fast as possible. We were not disappointed, Mr Pahl was fantastic, he was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, friendly and reassuring. He made the whole application so easy and stress free, taking us through the process step by step. My sponsorship came through faster than estimated and in total the whole process from start to finish took just under 6 months! He even helped us with advice on how to exchange my UK driving license and how to apply for health insurance whilst waiting for OHIP to go through. We definitely and confidently recommend Pahl and Associates to anyone who is planning on moving to Canada, he is an expert in his field and thanks to him, we are able to start a new chapter of our lives together in Canada! Thank you so much!
Jade McCarthy
Jade McCarthy
16:38 09 Apr 18
We decided to move to Canada in August 2016. As I was a permanent resident (since 2001) but now lived in the Channel Islands, I wasn’t sure how to go about moving my new family there. From the outset, Balvinder gave me some great advice and never pressured us to use his services. We faced many obstacles during the process, not least being denied our initial invitation to apply in June 2017 due to the time-shift in application points; however, Balvinder never let us loose hope. We reapplied for a second time in September 2017 (before the birth of our second child) and were fortunate to be accepted again. We ended up receiving our permanent residence in July 2018 and landed in October 2018. We are overjoyed to be reunited with my family in Canada and look forward to raising our two boys here and enjoying the opportunities afforded to all of us.The assistance from Balvinder was invaluable and service was first class, such that we have already recommended his expertise to others. He went above and beyond for our family and always managed to calm our nerves and offer us insight into the process. We will be forever indebted to him and dinner is on us whenever he visits Toronto!
Sarah Le Monnier
Sarah Le Monnier
17:05 02 May 19
Mr Pahl has always been friendly, approachable, trustworthy and professional. His consultation was very thorough as he explained in detail the immigration process. He has always been available to speak to when we had a query about issues relating to immigration. He was prompt in getting back to us. He was able to give knowledgeable answers to any queries we had. He was able to signpost us where necessary. We highly recommend him and his associates for anyone planning to move to Canada. Thank you Mr Pahl for all the support, guidance and sharing your expertise with us.
Sunny kandola
Sunny kandola
20:13 13 Feb 20
I would like to say that Mr Balvinder Pahl from 'Pahl & Associates' is a real gem and is expertise in Canada Immigration. His Honest and true guidance throughout our process of migrating to Canada becomes very easy. Initially, it was very hard to look for a genuine person for our case however we were very lucky to have Mr Pahl as our immigration Consultant. I will really recommend to have the services of Mr Pahl from 'Pahl & Associates' to make Canada your final destination 🙂 Wish you Good Luck Mr Pahl 🙂
Doc Vipan Kumar
Doc Vipan Kumar
00:58 06 Mar 18
My husband and I "landed" in Canada six weeks ago. We are so happy! The impeccable service that we received from Pahl & Associates was first class. Mr. Balvinder Pahl was with us every step of the way. He was compassionate in helping us to make our dream come true. He made us feel important, answered all our questions and was as excited as we were when we finally received the visa. I recommend Mr. Pahl's services with no hesitation.
Jane Brown
Jane Brown
23:54 21 May 18
We sought Balvinder’s help regarding our permanent residency application as part of the federal skilled worker immigration stream. His knowledge and experience of the entire express entry process was invaluable to us. We highly recommend him as immigration lawyer and consultant.
Marina Svistak
Marina Svistak
17:35 21 Feb 18
After deciding to move to Canada we started our research into visa lawyers, we spoke with may people and didn’t really feel confident about any of them until we spoke with Balvinder. He was very friendly, very knowledgable and answered every question we had so we decided to use Balvinder’s services. From start to finish he helped us every step of the way, Balvinder made the whole process stress free, he was always available to answer our questions and concerns. We were able to plan our life in Canada knowing that the visa part of the move was 100% taken care of by Balvinder. Our whole visa process only took 5 months and we are now very much looking forward to our big move. Once our visa was accepted Balvinder in my opinion went above and beyond in giving us advice on many other helpful things to get our lives started once we arrived in Canada from medical insurance to car insurance and much more. If you are undecided whether to fork out extra money to pay for visa advice and services, I can tell you it is by far the best money I have ever spent.I was on Wasapp groups with people worrying everyday and having paper work sent back to them because they had gone at it alone, it was causing them lots and lots of stress, but because of the guidance from Balvinder my wife and I could really just sit back and relax knowing our visa application was in the right hands. Thank you so much Balvinder in helping my wife and I continue our adventures in Canada.
Ben Jones
Ben Jones
08:40 13 Apr 18
I would highly recommend Mr Pahl to anyone who wishes to obtain a visa for Canada. From our first initial consultation Mr Pahl was very helpful and gave us all the information needed to proceed forward with our residency application. His support and expertise made us feel very relaxed about the whole process. If it were not for Mr Pahl we would not be embarking on our new life in Canada together and we cannot thank him enough for the fantastic service he provides.
Chloe Bignell
Chloe Bignell
19:56 24 Nov 19
My wife and I found Pahl and Associates through much thorough research; dealing with something as important as immigration, we wanted to make sure we would be receiving expert assistance from an experienced professional who could make the process as smooth and fast as possible. We were not disappointed, Mr Pahl was fantastic, he was incredibly knowledgeable, professional, friendly and reassuring. He made the whole application so easy and stress free, taking us through the process step by step. My wife's sponsorship came through faster than estimated and in total the whole process from start to finish took just under 6 months! He even helped us with advice on how to exchange UK driving license and how to apply for health insurance whilst waiting for OHIP to go through. We definitely and confidently recommend Pahl and Associates to anyone who is planning on moving to Canada, he is an expert in his field and thanks to him, we are able to start a new chapter of our lives together in Canada! Thank you so much!
Michael P
Michael P
16:43 09 Apr 18
NB NB XXX - If you are applying for Canadian Residency ,PLEASE do not look any further !!!My own case was not straight forward ( dependant children not taking medicals & a previous DUI) but Balvinder Pahl provided an exemplary service and he made the whole process so easy, straight forward & relaxing that I cannot recommend him enough.Balvinder doesn't just become your representative but also a friend.Thank you Bal, forever gratefulD & P
Des Brennan
Des Brennan
15:28 11 Jan 19
My partner and I honestly cannot recommend this agency enough. We knew the Canadian Spousal visa application process was going to be a complicated one and as regulations are ever changing, we wanted to ensure that we had some official guidance to assist us with this along the way. Balvinder is incredibly knowledgeable, very organised and extremely helpful. Moreover, he is very friendly, he responds to emails in a timely manner and he is almost always available by phone when you try to call him. Balvinder even went above and beyond after we needed to re-visit a few details due to a tragic change in circumstances. Thank you Balvinder - you have been amazing and we are ever grateful for your support, compassion and understanding. We both wish you all the very best for the future!
Ashley Spain
Ashley Spain
12:42 27 Jul 19
We found Pahl & Associates after a search online for visas to Canada and had a free 15 minute consultation. Mr Pahl was very knowledgeable of the visa application we required and gave us a break down of the potential process and timelines. Pahl and associates is located just a short walk from the tube station. Which is great if you don't want to drive on the M25! Working with Pahl & Associates, we found communication to be very open and appreciated the prompt responses to any contact method. With a smooth transition to Canada, and realistic timelines, gave us the ability to plan and settle well in our new home. We would highly recommend Pahl & Associates. Thanks to Mr. Pahl, it was stress free, easy and approved in 6 months! Thank you so much! Alana & Jess
Alana Louise
Alana Louise
16:06 21 Feb 18
My partner and I found Balvinder online while searching for a reputable representative to assist us with our family class visa after deciding to move to Canada. We were finding the process difficult and stressful on our own and Balvinder made us feel at ease from our first conversation. Although we had the option to meet with him in person we decided on skype meetings as his office was quite far from where we are located. He was never more than an email or phone call away whenever we needed to speak with him. He was very patient with all our many emails and questions, responding very promptly and always kept us updated on the status of our visa. He assisted us every step of the process and we were incredibly happy when our visa was approved much quicker than expected. I am very grateful for the help and service we received from Balvinder and have already recommended him to friends in a similar situations as us.
Stacey Patton
Stacey Patton
09:25 02 May 18
I knew from the moment I visited Canada three years ago that it was the place I wanted to make my forever home. However, I didn't think I could ever make it happen, that was until I spoke to Balvinder.I had an initial consultation with him where he explained the whole process to me and was very upfront about what I needed to do and the costs associated with that. I instantly felt at ease, from start to finish he helped me every step of the way to successfully obtain permanent residency. Once I had been granted the visa he then continued to help with recommendations and advice on all aspects of the move and settling into my new life in Canada, in my opinion above and beyond the call of duty.Thank you so much for your help Balvinder, I certainly couldn't have done it without you!
Catherine Randall
Catherine Randall
13:14 20 Jul 18
I knew from the moment I visited Canada three years ago that it was the place I wanted to make my forever home. However, I didn't think I could ever make it happen, that was until I spoke to Balvinder.I had an initial consultation with him where he explained the whole process to me and was very upfront about what I needed to do and the costs associated with that. I instantly felt at ease, from start to finish he helped me every step of the way to successfully obtain permanent residency. Once I had been granted the visa he then continued to help with recommendations and advice on all aspects of the move and settling into my new life in Canada, in my opinion above and beyond the call of duty.Thank you so much for your help Balvinder, I certainly couldn't have done it without you!
Catherine Randall
Catherine Randall
13:15 20 Jul 18
We used Pahl and Associates to help us navigate the Spousal route and throughout we found them to be extremely helpful. They were very prompt in keeping us informed of where our visa application was. It certainly took the stress out of doing it ourselves, especially as we were overseas ourselves while the process was ongoing. Mr Pahl conducted regular Skype meetings with us to talk us through the paperwork and answer our questions. We are now in Canada and looking forward to our new life here. Thank you! David and Kris
David Jones
David Jones
00:18 02 Mar 18
I would like to say that Mr Balvinder Pahl from 'Pahl & Associates' is a real gem and is expertise in Canada Immigration. His Honest and true guidance throughout our process of migrating to Canada becomes very easy. Initially it was very hard to look for a geniune person for our case however we were very lucky to have Mr Pahl as our immigration Consultant. I will really recommend to have the services of Mr Pahl from 'Pahl & Associates' to make Canada your final destination 🙂 Wish you Good Luck Mr Pahl 🙂
dr.vipan kumar
dr.vipan kumar
22:44 25 Jan 18
Initially I chose Mr Pahl because he is one of the few lawyers in the U.K. registered with ICCRC. Upon speaking with Mr Pahl his experience and expertise became evident. He has a kind and friendly demeanour which makes the process a little less stressful. Mr Pahl does not give false hope but is honest about the chances of successful application. Despite my case not being 100% straightforward, I was pleased to learn the positive outcome. I have now been a permanent resident of Canada for just over 4 months and I couldn't be happier.I would recommend Mr Pahl's services to friends and family as he is trustworthy and an expert in his field.
Marcelina Forenc
Marcelina Forenc
03:36 22 Feb 18
We found Mr Pahl thanks to a couple of friends who had used his services in the past as my partner had been offered a job in Canada and wanted to sponsor me with the Family Sponsorship program. Mr Pahl has been very helpfull trought the entire process, helping understand each step and putting our application together. From start to finish he has provided us with informations by communicating with us in a timely manner. He is truly a good immigration lawyer who will go out of his way to help where possible. In all, our application process started at the end of June 2018, he sent it at the beginning of August 2018 and by beginning of December 2018 everything was done, we had approval from Canada Immigration and Citizenship. We could not be happier we found such a friendly and knowledgeable person we could trust with closed eyes. We highly recommend the use of Mr Pahl’s services as the Family Sponsorship application can be very overwhelming and he will help you each step of the way. Thank you for all the effort you put with our application Mr Pahl, you have been truly a big help for us! Alessia and Matthew.
alessia bottini
alessia bottini
11:27 16 Jan 19
We sought Balvinder’s help regarding our permanent residency application as part of the federal skilled worker immigration stream. His knowledge and experience of the entire express entry process was invaluable to us. We highly recommend him as immigration lawyer and consultant.
Marina Svistak
Marina Svistak
14:07 23 Feb 18
Initially I chose Mr Pahl because he is one of the few lawyers in the UK registered with ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council). Upon speaking with Mr Pahl his experience and expertise became evident. He has a kind and friendly demeanour which makes the process a little less stressful. Mr Pahl does not give false hope but is honest about the chances of successful application. He is also readily available to answer any questions via email or telephone. Despite my case not being 100% straightforward, I was pleased to learn the positive outcome.I would recommend Mr Pahl's services to friends and family as he is trustworthy and an expert in his field.
Marcelina Forenc
Marcelina Forenc
23:28 29 Oct 17
I highly recommend Pahl & Associates. I worked with Mr. Pahl in order to obtain my 2 year working visa in the UK. Mr. Pahl is organized, efficient, professional and always answered any questions I had. The simple step by step guidance founded a trustworthy and comforting exchange, to which I am very grateful for. I look forward to working together again!
Kendra Toothill
Kendra Toothill
16:46 30 Jan 18
Mr Pahl completed our Canadian visa applications quickly and efficiently, and answered all of our questions promptly and with utmost courtesy at all times. We received our visa in just a few months. We would unconditionally recommend Balvinder Pahl and Associates.
Heather Williams
Heather Williams
15:21 28 Feb 17
“Balvinder was incredibly knowledgeable of the entire process to obtain my visa to Canada. From the start he made the process clear, straight-forward and stress-free, and guided me through step by step. I was always well-informed of the progress and he ensured we were on the front foot of my application to avoid any delays. I cannot recommend him enough to guide you through, and ensure a seamless process"
abbi grace
abbi grace
16:58 04 Feb 18
Pahl & Associates gave detailed advice and helped guide us through the visa application process to give us the best possible chance of being successful. Balvinder always responded promptly to provide clarity on any concerns we had and in general was very helpful throughout the application process. This process would have been a lot longer had it not been for the help and support of Balvinder. We would like to thank Balvinder for the time he put into managing our application and we would thoroughly recommend Pahl & Associates to anyone looking at starting a life in Canada.
Theresa
Theresa
10:42 03 Mar 18
My journey to the visa approval was a long one but it would not have been possible without Mr. Pahl. He was very supportive and helpful throughout the process. He is not only a very knowledgeable within his field but also a very kind hearted person. His attention to detail is amazing and he made every small bits very properly covered while making the application. Thank you so very much Mr. Pahl.
Sujay Kapre
Sujay Kapre
05:17 17 Oct 17
Had one to one with BalWas honest and gave great detail about the whole immigration processDefinitely recommend
Malkeet Basra
Malkeet Basra
14:27 12 Oct 18
I have been to several solicitors before, but Mr Pahl was the only one that steered me in the right direction. As a result of Mr Pahl’s brilliant and thorough advice, I have now obtained the visa that I wanted. For avoidance of doubt, Mr Pahl will show you your options clearly and therefore I would heavily recommend his services. Thank you once again Mr Pahl for bridging the next chapter in my life, best wishes.
Arun Dhesi
Arun Dhesi
19:48 14 Feb 19
For all of those who are looking to seek a future in Canada, I highly recommend Pahl & Associates for legal advice and representation.Mr Pahl holds years of experience of Canadian Immigration and represented me to successfully obtain a Permanent Residence in Canada within a few months. The whole process was very efficient and well explained at each stage. All questions were immediately replied by Mr Pahl and the turn around time was very impressive. I had always wanted to consult a professional genuine immigration lawyer and it was very reassuring to know that Mr Pahl is a registered member of the ICCRC.I would like to thank Pahl & Associates for their hard work and helping me secure my Canadian dream.
Kanwar Singh Brar
Kanwar Singh Brar
23:06 18 Feb 18
For all of those who are looking to seek a future in Canada, I highly recommend Pahl & Associates for legal advice and representation.Mr Pahl holds years of experience of Canadian Immigration and represented me to successfully obtain a Permanent Residence in Canada within a few months. The whole process was very efficient and well explained at each stage. All questions were immediately replied by Mr Pahl and the turn around time was very impressive. I had always wanted to consult a professional genuine immigration lawyer and it was very reassuring to know that Mr Pahl is a registered member of the ICCRC.I would like to thank Pahl & Associates for their hard work and helping me secure my Canadian dream.
Kanwar Singh Brar
Kanwar Singh Brar
18:36 28 Feb 18
Balvinder Pahl assisted me through my VISA process to Canada. He is such a warm and caring gentleman with a knowledge base on immigration to Canada, that I felt completely informed and confident through the entire process. I have just arrived in Canada, and I give full credit of this to Balvinder. He was there to answer all my questions, through texts, email and Skype. Honestly genuinely humbled by his performance and character throughout. Would recommend to everyone seeking assistance to Canada. Thank you again 🙂
Tom Rodie
Tom Rodie
00:55 24 Oct 18
My journey towards the visa approval was a long one but it would not have been possible without Mr. Pahl. He was very supportive and helpful throughout the process. He is not only very knowledgeable within his field but also a very kind hearted person. His attention to detail is amazing and he made sure that every small bits were properly covered while making the application. Thank you so very much Mr. Pahl.
Sujay Kapre
Sujay Kapre
20:29 18 Oct 18
We found Mr Pahl thanks to a couple of friends who had used his services in the past as my partner had been offered a job in Canada and wanted to sponsor me with the Family Sponsorship program. Mr Pahl has been very helpfull trought the entire process, helping understand each step and putting our application together. From start to finish he has provided us with informations by communicating with us in a timely manner. He is truly a good immigration lawyer who will go out of his way to help where possible. In all, our application process started at the end of June 2018, he sent it at the beginning of August 2018 and by beginning of December 2018 everything was done, we had approval from Canada Immigration and Citizenship. We could not be happier we found such a friendly and knowledgeable person we could trust with closed eyes. We highly recommend the use of Mr Pahl’s services as the Family Sponsorship application can be very overwhelming and he will help you each step of the way. Thank you for all the effort you put with our application Mr Pahl, you have been truly a big help for us! Alessia and Matthew.
Alessia Bottini
Alessia Bottini
11:25 16 Jan 19
Mr Pahl proved to be a complete asset to securing the successful outcome of my spouse sponsorship immigration process. He made a daunting task manageable with fantastic communication, guidance, support and leadership. Having him take this process on board for us as our representative was a decision I not once regretted due to his fantastic skills and direction, he was with us every step of the way and was available always for any worries or questions. I recommend his services to the highest degree to anyone considering him as your representative for the process. Thank you very much, Mr Pahl,
Gordon Dickie
Gordon Dickie
16:33 23 Feb 18
We are very grateful to Balvinder for the support he has given us in our journey to emigrating to Canada. He provided us with detailed step by step support for each stage of the process and kept us up to date in a prompt manner. We appreciate his flexibility in speaking and meeting with us and we don't know how we would have got through the immigration mine field without him. We would highly recommend his service to take the stress out of the process! Thank you very much Balvinder.
Jaskarnjit Sangha
Jaskarnjit Sangha
10:02 05 Mar 18
We found Pahl & Associates after a search online for visas to Canada and had a free 15 minute consultation. Mr Pahl was very knowledgeable of the visa application we required and gave us a break down of the potential process and timelines. Pahl and associates is located just a short walk from the tube station. Which is great if you don't want to drive on the M25! Working with Pahl & Associates, we found communication to be very open and appreciated the prompt responses to any contact method. With a smooth transition to Canada, and realistic timelines, gave us the ability to plan and settle well in our new home. We would highly recommend Pahl & Associates. Thanks to Mr. Pahl, it was stress free, easy and approved in 6 months! Thank you so much! Alana & Jess
Alana
Alana
16:07 21 Feb 18
Balvinder Pahl assisted me through my VISA process to Canada. He is such a warm and caring gentleman with a knowledge base on immigration to Canada, that I felt completely informed and confident through the entire process. I have just arrived in Canada, and I give full credit of this to Balvinder. He was there to answer all my questions, through texts, email and Skype. Honestly genuinely humbled by his performance and character throughout. Would recommend to everyone seeking assistance to Canada. Thank you again 🙂
Tom Rodie
Tom Rodie
00:58 24 Oct 18
Having completed similar government documents on my own in the past, I know how daunting and time consuming they can be. When my partner and I decided to apply for his Canadian Permanent Residency, we knew that we didn’t want to risk making any errors, and I began my search for a consultant that would help us with the process. Once we read the testimonials and had some correspondence with Mr. Pahl, we knew we wanted his help in this process. THIS WAS THE BEST DECISION WE COULD HAVE MADE! Mr. Pahl has been invaluable to us during our immigration process and I can’t stress enough how much easier and less stressful he made the whole experience. His knowledge and experience with the immigration process meant that we had the confidence that our application would be complete, and to the satisfaction on the Canadian government. If you’ve ever gone through a process similar to this, you know that even the smallest error could result in your application being discarded, which would mean starting an already long and daunting process, all over again. Mr. Pahl was professional, knowledgable, confident and extremely helpful throughout the whole process. We have recently received our landing papers and the whole process in its entirety took just over a year. If you’re considering beginning an immigration journey, I can’t stress enough how important and invaluable Mr. Pahl will be to you.
Suse Botelho
Suse Botelho
13:53 14 Jan 20
Really pleased with the advice I received from Mr Pahl. He is professional and always explains everything in a clear, straightforward manner, so you know exactly what you need to do next. In addition he is very generous with his time and is the most knowledgeable in his field. Would highly recommend!!
Sunita Cletz
Sunita Cletz
10:58 04 Dec 18
We are very grateful to Balvinder for the support he has given us in our journey to emigrating to Canada. He provided us with detailed step by step support for each stage of the process and kept us up to date in a prompt manner. We appreciate his flexibility in speaking and meeting with us and we don't know how we would have got through the immigration mine field without him. We would highly recommend his service to take the stress out of the process! Thank you very much Balvinder.
Jaskarnjit Sangha
Jaskarnjit Sangha
21:25 07 Mar 18
Mr. Balvinder Pahl helped me through the entire process of sponsoring my husband. Right from the very first meeting with him my husband and I felt at ease and confident that we were in the right hands. His impeccable professionalism and guidance was first class, and he helped us every step of the way. His knowledge of the sponsorship process made us feel confident, and his patience and courteous communication was fantastic. We are very excited about our move to Canada and would definitely recommend Mr. Phal to anyone who is considering the move too.
Jane Birchall
Jane Birchall
17:12 24 Sep 17
Mr Pahl proved to be a complete asset to securing the successful outcome of my spouse sponsorship immigration process. He made a daunting task manageable with fantastic communication, guidance, support and leadership. Having him take this process on board for us as our representative was a decision I not once regretted due to his fantastic skills and direction, he was with us every step of the way and was available always for any worries or questions. I recommend his services to the highest degree to anyone considering him as your representative for the process. Thank you very much, Mr Pahl,
Gordon Dickie
Gordon Dickie
16:32 23 Feb 18
We had an excellent experience with Pahl & Associates. From our very first meeting, Mr Pahl was professional, friendly and explained very clearly what needed to be done at each stage (through what is a daunting process). His expert knowledge was a great assurance and demeanour made him very approachable and always willing to assist. Also a big thank you to Cindy who was methodical, efficient and helpful. A professional company and I would highly recommend.
A Aly
A Aly
19:21 20 Oct 19
After deciding to move to Canada we started our research into visa lawyers, we spoke with may people and didn’t really feel confident about any of them until we spoke with Balvinder. He was very friendly, very knowledgable and answered every question we had so we decided to use Balvinder’s services. From start to finish he helped us every step of the way, Balvinder made the whole process stress free, he was always available to answer our questions and concerns. We were able to plan our life in Canada knowing that the visa part of the move was 100% taken care of by Balvinder. Our whole visa process only took 5 months and we are now very much looking forward to our big move. Once our visa was accepted Balvinder in my opinion went above and beyond in giving us advice on many other helpful things to get our lives started once we arrived in Canada from medical insurance to car insurance and much more. If you are undecided whether to fork out extra money to pay for visa advice and services, I can tell you it is by far the best money I have ever spent.I was on Wasapp groups with people worrying everyday and having paper work sent back to them because they had gone at it alone, it was causing them lots and lots of stress, but because of the guidance from Balvinder my wife and I could really just sit back and relax knowing our visa application was in the right hands. Thank you so much Balvinder in helping my wife and I continue our adventures in Canada.
BenTastic Magically Fantastic
BenTastic Magically Fantastic
08:41 13 Apr 18
I have been to several solicitors before, but Mr Pahl was the only one that steered me in the right direction. As a result of Mr Pahl’s brilliant and thorough advice, I have now obtained the visa that I wanted. For avoidance of doubt, Mr Pahl will show you your options clearly and therefore I would heavily recommend his services. Thank you once again Mr Pahl for bridging the next chapter in my life, best wishes.
Arun Dhesi
Arun Dhesi
19:47 14 Feb 19
Chris Probets
Chris Probets
02:58 20 Apr 19
When my wife and I decided to start the process to move to Canada we didn't know where to start. There are plenty of forums but with 3 kids the application process was daunting. Balvinder was referred via a friend and from our first meeting we've not regretted the decision to use him to guide us through the process.The whole application process took over a year due to some special requirements with our case but Balvinder handled it all the way. Every step was fully explained and our application was put together and managed professionally. We had no queries or come backs at all from IRCC.We were able to prepare and make the move to Canada with full knowledge that the PR was in hand. We hear a lot about applications being refused or challenged because of mistakes made. You'll avoid that entirely and have a good solid application by using Balvinder.
Gurvinder Sidhu
Gurvinder Sidhu
18:24 05 Nov 18
Our experience with Pahl and Associates to gain our landing papers for Canada has been excellent. Throughout the process, the advice provided was very insightful, and despite the VISA system changing and changes in our personal status, Balvinder stuck with us and saw us through to the application. All the help was very much appreciated, and we would definitely recommend Pahl and Associates for others emigrating to Canada.
Chris Jones
Chris Jones
09:18 21 Oct 17
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