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Canadian Visa

Receiving a Canadian visa means you have met the requirements needed and you are eligible to be granted legal entry into Canada either temporarily or permanently. Citizens from about 148 countries would need a visa to gain entry into Canada, for work or visit.

Visa Extension and Processing Time in Canada

If you intend to extend your Canadian visa, it is advisable to do so 30 days before your current visa expires so you don't have to have to leave the country and then reapply for a new visitor visa. To process your visa extension in Canada it will take about 2-3 months. During the processing period, you can remain in Canada until your confirmation letter for extension has been granted.

Canada Immigration Visa Types And Requirements

Spouse Visa Canada

As a Canadian citizen, you are able to bring your spouse to join you in Canada on a spouse visa if you meet the requirements and can support them financially without social assistance from the government. The processing time of a spouse visa is usually about 1 year.

Business Visa Canada

€¢ The business visa is for people coming into Canada for business purposes, this visa allows them to stay in Canada for a 6 months period. To be eligible for a Canadian business visa, you have to meet the requirements. The Canadian Business visa falls into 3 categories which are: €¢ The start-up Visa €¢ The self-employed Immigrant Visa and €¢ The Immigrant Investor Venture Capital Visa

Investor Visa Canada

There are entrepreneur and investor visa options for people looking to migrate to Canada as an investor or an Entrepreneur.

Work Visa Canada

Foreigner workers looking to work in Canada should have an approved job offer and a work permit before entry. The Canada work visa is issued under the Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP) and the idea behind TFWP is to enable employers recruit foreign workers.

Student Visa Canada

A Canadian study permit is required to study in Canada, and it can be renewed if your course or program last longer than 6 months. A student permit allows you to work part-time if you are a full-time student in an accredited university.

Residence Visa

A Canadian residence visa could be the Temporary Residence Visa or the Permanent Residence Visa depending on the type you are applying for. Obtaining a Canada permanent residence Visa can mean you are entitled to most rights as Canadian citizens. To be eligible for this visa type, you must have a temporary resident permit and must have lived in Canada for a period of 3-5 years.

Working Holiday Visa Canada

This is a temporary work permit given to young individuals looking to secure a job in Canada. A working holiday visa can be applied for through the International Experience Canada (IEC) to give you an opportunity to work and travel in Canada. The Working Holiday Visa is usually valid for 12-24 months.

Fiance Visa Canada

The Canadian spouse Visa is granted to spouses of Canadian Citizens or Canadian Permanent resident. If you are applying for a spousal visa from outside of Canada, you will be issued a Canadian spouse visa and become a permanent residence and if you are a spouse already in Canada, you can be given permanent residence as long as all requirements are fulfilled.

Visitor Visa Canada

A visitor visa is a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) for foreign nationals to gain entry into Canada. You will be issued a single-entry visa or a multiple entry visitor visa irrespective of your motive for coming into the country. Whether you are coming as a student, visitor or a temporary worker.

Retirement Visa For UAE Residents

Retirement Visa for UAE residents: a 5-year long-term residence visa can be issued to retired residents who are 55 years and above. There are 3 conditions out of which you must be able to fulfill at least one of the conditions with as a retiree, such as:

Canada Work Permit

For foreign skilled workers looking to come into Canada to work, you are required to have an employment offer from a Canadian company and a temporary work permit.

Work permit extension and processing time

You will need to apply for a work permit extension 30 days before it expires if you intend to continue working in Canada by filling a Work Permit Extension Application Form. You are allowed to continue working until your work permit extension application result is known. The processing time of your work permit extension could take longer than 30 days.

Permanent Residence (PR) Application And Requirements In Canada

Having a Canadian Permanent Residence visa means you are entitled to most of the same rights and responsibility as Canadian Citizens. However, there are still a few rights you are not entitled to as a permanent residence visa holder. Which includes the right to vote, and secondly, if you commit a serious crime you will face deportation.

You can apply for a Permanent Residence permit if you are eligible by meeting up with the requirements and complete a Permanent Residence application form. A permanent residence application can be complex and intense, that is why it is important to get a professional immigration firm to assist you with the processes. At Reiss Edwards we can help you get your PR card.

There are some requirements you will need to obtain a permanent residence such as;

  • When you get offered a job in UAE it is important to check if your offer letter is valid. A valid offer letter starts with ST followed by digits.
  • Your employment visa will be sent to you by your employer after you have signed your offer letter
  • In the Labor laws of UAE, all your recruitment expenses will be handled by your employer.
  • Do a proper check that the company exists before you sign an offer letter by looking up the company in the National Economic register.
  • You cannot be issued a residence visa out the UAE, you have to be in the country on a valid entry permit.
  • An Independent employment visa do not exist.
  • You can check for entry permit and visa fees on the official website.

Canada Citizenship - How To Apply

Applying for a Canadian Citizenship, you must meet up to the required criteria.

To apply for Citizenship in Canada you should:

  • Be a permanent resident.
  • Know how to speak and write in at least 1 Canada's official languages with proof.
  • Must pay any income tax owed.
  • As a Permanent residence, you should have lived in Canada for a minimum of 3 years in a 5years period of time.

Canadian citizenship practice test

Studying for your Canadian Citizenship test is important as there are things you need to know to help you write your citizenship test.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for your Citizenship Test:

01. You should study in advance.

02. Read about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.

03. Get yourself enrolled in a Citizenship Class.

04. Take online test, it will help prepare you for the real test.

05. Get the required documents ready.

06. Confirm the address of the venue.

07. Confirm the date and time.

08. Be prompt on the set date of your test.

09. And remember to read and understand the questions given

Dual Citizenship

Dual citizenship refers to a situation where an individual is a lawful citizen of two countries. There are some countries that allow dual citizenships while for other countries, it is mandatory to renounce any other citizenship from to obtain theirs. However, to get a Canadian Citizenship you are not mandated to renounce your citizenship and the law permits you to have two or more citizenship.

Canada Visa Fees

The amount of each visa fees is given below in Canadian dollars:

Work Permit - CAD 100

Maximum fee for groups of performing artists and their staff

Visitor Record (Including Extensions) - CAD 75

Study Permit (Including Extensions) - CAD 150

Work Permit (Including Extensions) - CAD 155

Visitor Visa - Maximum Fee For Family - CAD 500

Visitor Visa - Single Entry Or Multiple Entry (Including Extensions)

- CAD 100

Status Restoration Fee - CAD 200

How Can We Help

Reiss Edwards, are a team of immigration lawyers and trained solicitors who are competent experts in Global immigration law, asylum, human rights, and nationality. For further information, enquiries and assistance Contact us today on 020 3744 2797 or send us an email on info@reissedwards.co.uk.

Reiss Edwards Awards

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Three Best Rated
Department For International Development
University Of Cambridge
ACQ5 Awards Award
Lexis Nexis
Three Best Rated
Department For International Development
University Of Cambridge

O.L

Andy Tieu is absolutely amazing.

As a lawyer myself I can categorically say that he knows his stuff, gentle, responsive, cares about you and not just about the money, very professional.
I mean I can go on and on!

Andy and the entire team at Reiss Edwards are amazing!

Thanks again Andy.

Kiran Sardar


I found Joe very helpful and tremendous patience which is a must in this professional as there are lots of emotions always involved in each and every case.

The way they dealt with my case during COVID19 Situation is highly appreciable. I would definitely recommend Joe D. and Anna F. Anna is an amazing lady, her patience is beyond my words.

Her hard work and professionalism have no boundaries. She is the right person for all type of cases.

Thanks to Anna and Joe for all your support and guidance which helped me fulfill my dream.

I would say Reiss Edwards is lucky to have Joe D. and Anna F. Great job Reiss Edwards.

thanks once again. Anna you’re a Gem and a Star.

Cheyam Shaked

"Anna Foley was the lawyer helping my partner obtain an EEA EFM visa. She was outstanding. Handling the case with constant correspondence over a lengthy, lockdown delayed 7-month application process. Her expert advice guided us successfully through some difficult times as a result of COVID-19. Some of the best service I have received for any service ever! Often replying to emails late at night, offering to send additional correspondence to the home office and going above and beyond in handling our case! Well done and thank you Reiss Edwards and thank you Anna!!".

Isaac .T

"Professional service. I was very impressed with the fact that my ILR application was successful 6 weeks after the submission amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. I also think the portfolio put together by the team at Reiss Edwards has played a big part in the quick turnaround of my application".

Jesse Lee

"Reiss Edwards did a great job, and so much work, for their reasonable fixed fee. I would heartily recommend them to anyone looking to secure a Visa and /or Visa renewal. I will use them again when mine needs to renew. Great value".

Majlinda Berisha

"The help, the professionalism, the kindness from this team is phenomenal. A massive thank you to Anna Foley.

I have had a really tough time with getting my husband’s visa. My last immigration lawyer made many mistakes that caused stress, disappointments and sadness.

I was weary about getting another lawyer as I thought I was going to go through the same experience but no, it turned out better than what I had hoped or even imagined.

What I received was: constant emails and calls updating me and asking if anything else is needed. If I called and they missed my phone call I would get a call back within 10 minutes. All of my documents were carefully checked and I would get a reply the next day if anything was missing or not correct. There were times that I was impatient and asked to just send the visa off, but was reminded that everything had to be perfect and correct before submitting the application. I was told about every option I had and discussed what the best would be. I was always spoke in a nice, calm, polite manner.

The overall intelligence of this team, especially Anna Foley for me, is outstanding. I am speechless. Anna done such an amazing job on my husband’s application that although we couldn’t apply for the fast service and was told to wait for 12 weeks, we got a reply within 5 weeks.

That alone shows what an amazing and talented team Reiss Edwards are. Thank you".

Christine .C

"I wholeheartedly recommend Reiss Edwards to anyone who is in search of immigration advice. I had the pleasure of speaking with Amar who has been very thorough in finding a solution to my enquiry, and followed up with additional information even after the consultation. I normally don't leave reviews, and this firm already has enough good reviews for me to need to my own anyways! However, in this instance, I do hope that my review can let anyone who reads it be aware that RE is a great choice, these people care enough to help you the best they can".

Zohaib Butt

"I had the chance to use Reiss Edwards services for my Tier 2 extension. Marija dealt with my case and I found her very professional and experienced in dealing with my application. The care and attention to detail was exceptional. I would definitely recommend Reiss Edwards!".

Quintus Liu

"Knowledgeable, experienced, and relatable. Translated a complex process into steps that are easy to follow. Cruised to 3 successive wins on my Tier 1 graduate/entrepreneurship visa which allowed us to play our part in making the UK a better and healthier place!".

Khasan Vosijonov

"Thank you, Ms. Anna Foley! I am writing this with tears of joy.

As a family, we are all grateful to Anna Foley and her firm Reiss Edwards, for doing all the hard work and giving us the best support. Finally We found the best law firm".

Saira Lawson-Brown

"Highly professional organisation and really supportive solicitors. Ina Iteva the solicitor that was provided to us was a blessing in disguise, as our first solicitor was let go off due to pandemic. She was so supportive and understanding throughout the process, and my husband spouse visa was granted due to their effort and attention to detail. We constantly try to keep in touch with her and consider her as more of a friend now than a solicitor. Sure, to bother her and the firm more in the future".

Nora Nkechi

"My Tier 1 Investor Visa was dealt with quickly and without issue. Would recommend Reiss Edwards as an Immigration law firm in London. Thank you to the team".

Deepak Chartbhurjh

"This is the only firm that i spoke with that didn't ask for money before listening to me, will be using them again. I used Reiss Edwards for my Tier 2 visa application and it was successful. The team was ever present and happy to answer my question. The caseworker that dealing with my case went on holiday yet by case did not suffer one bit. Another lawyer stepped and took over the case without any hassle".

Hakeem Salam

"I used Reiss Edwards immigration lawyers to assist with my immigration matter and that of my family. It was an EX1 application. They dealt with the matter properly and even when complications were coming up from the Home Office, they helped resolve the issue properly. They are very professional and are very popular in London. I am happy to have worked with them".

Top Notch Immigration Service

"Reiss Edwards is a top notch immigration service company. The way they handled our documentation and also the list of documents they sent was efficient and top quality. They helped us professionally throughout the process. We are very happy with the immigration advice we received from the team. We highly recommend them".

Mo Hussein

"I have been using Reiss Edwards for three years now for my family's immigration application. Both for my initial application and extension. They are really affordable. The team of solicitors at this firm are probably one of the most efficient and economical in terms of cost. They offered free advice over the phone and spent good time with us before inviting us for consultation".

Gallagher Jones

"I contacted Reiss Edwards to help me with my wife's UK settlement visa. They acted with utmost professionalism throughout the entire application. I spoke with Joe Dinh, he is an immigration solicitor and he is one of the best solicitors out there. He ensured that there was little to no room for error. At some point I thought he was over cautious. He remained calmed and continued to assure us on our immigration matter. Most people in his position would have panicked but he was calmed and continued to assure us. We received out positive outcome very quickly".

Richard Stone

"I have just had British Citizenship application approved. Prior to making the application, I was not sure which law firm i should hire to facilitate the paperwork. After a few hours of research, i decided to go with Reiss Edwards and i must confess that I wasn't disappointed. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards handled my case well and they really knew what they were doing. They were fully aware of what documents I needed and it was easy for them to tell if my case was going to be easy or not. At the end of the day, I have not received my British citizenship within 3 months. If anyone is looking for a good immigration lawyer to handle their case, contact Reiss Edwards".

Fong Li

"Investing over 2 million pounds is definitely not a routine decision. We had to make sure that the Tier 1 investor immigration lawyers that we'd be picking has to be one of the best within the Tier 1 investor category. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they were able to get us not only the Tier 1 investor visa but also suggested profitable investment portfolios in addition to what we already had in mind".

Nancy Jacquard

"It's a shame that you don't have an 'Excellent' star rating on here, as my experience with Reiss Edwards is nothing short of an excellent rating. They handled my application for an Indefinite Leave to remain in April 2014 and did my husband's one very recently including my daughter. Every time i have approached them, they have continued to treat me with courtesy, respect and patience. Amar was indeed a very thorough and professional gentleman. He is very knowledgeable, corporative and engaging. He responded to my emails, calls and enquiries promptly. He was always reassuring. I could not have asked for a better Immigration service. I would recommend them over and over again for anyone looking for an immigration advice. They gave me a free immigration advice when i called them, and the quality of the advice was something other charge thousands for. If you need a particular, name, Amar would be it. He exemplifies, for me, the true, professional gentleman. He is a valuable asset to Reiss Edwards".

Florence Giwa

"I am glad that i instructed Reiss Edwards on my visa matter. It started with a 20 minutes free immigration advice. I met with Amar to discuss my ILR refusal. He gave me a great deal of quality advice and decided to take on my messy case. I had doubts on the merits of my case by he was relatively convinced he could win it. That made me quite secure. To be honest, things did not start as quick as I would have wanted, but they kept on communicating the process and state of things to me.A big thank you to Verusha and Foram. They were also very helpful. Brilliant and informative. Their fee was fair and reasonable, especially if you compare them to other law firms and immigration law firms in London; some of whom even told me that i would not be able to get an indefinte leave to remain in this country. The process was long but was worth it. In the end, a big thank you to Reiss Edwards".

Salisu Ibrahim

"Fantastic Solicitors!!! My wife's spouse visa extension application was refused by the Home Office and they gave her 14 days to leave the country. We contacted Reiss Edwards and they said "OK don't worry we will sort this out". They put together the list of documents for me to obtain and they prepared a bundle which was as thick as the printer it came out from.We followed everything they asked us to do and in the end we won our appeal and got our spouse visa. We can't recommend them enough and we have promised ourselves never to make any more UK visa applications without them".

Amir Sandeep

"The team of lawyers at Reiss Edwards are very professional and friendly people. Their experience in and around UK immigration law is quite extensive; be sure that you application is in safe and competent hands. My immigration matter was an indefinite leave to remain application based on Tier 1 on a self-employment basis. The immigration lawyers at Reiss Edwards made sure that the application was perfect and ready to be accepted. I got a positive decision and I recommend them highly for anyone who needs a UK immigration help".

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