Sedai Law Office focuses exclusively on Canadian immigration and citizenship law, ensuring a high level of expertise.
Skilled workers who qualify in the Canadian Experience Class, Federal Skilled Worker Class, or Federal Skilled Trades Class apply using the online Express Entry system.
Qualifying Canadian citizens and permanent residents may sponsor the permanent residence application of spouses, partners, or children. In some exceptional and limited circumstances, they may be permitted to sponsor or similarly assist other relatives (siblings, cousins, aunt, uncles, nephews and nieces).
Business persons may currently apply under the Federal Self-Employed or Provincial Nominee classes.
Temporary Resident Permits
Citizenship Certificate (Proof of Citizenship)
Were you born in Canada or born to a Canadian parent?
You might already be a Canadian and we can assist you with obtaining a Canadian citizenship certificate as proof of this status. You will need this citizenship certificate to obtain a Canadian Passport.
Citizenship Grant (Naturalization)
Did you became a Canadian permanent resident three years ago or more?
You might now or soon be eligible to apply for citizenship, and we can assist you with that application.
Renunciation of Citizenship
Canadians sometimes discover another other country in which they hold citizenship does not permit dual citizenship, resulting in a loss of rights and benefits in that country.
We can assist with your renunciation of Canadian citizenship.
Persons with criminal (even “minor” or very old) convictions are likely inadmissible to Canada until they are rehabilitated.
Permanent Resident Cards/Residency Requirements
Permanent residents must have spent at least two years in Canada in the most recent five years, in order to maintain permanent resident status, with limited exceptions. Permanent residents who have travelled outside of Canada frequently or for extended periods, are strongly advised to seek legal assistance before further travels, re-entering Canada, or applying for another permanent resident card.
Please also see our litigation section on hearing and appeals, which may result from accusations that you have not met residency requirements.
Renunciation of Permanent Residence
Permanent residents who have not met residency requirements may need to renounce their permanent residence and re-apply for temporary or permanent residence. This is a serious step and should not be undertaken without obtaining legal advice.
First, you file the application for leave. The Federal Court then decides if it will grant leave in your case (i.e., if it is willing to hear the case).
Second, if the Court grants leave then it will review the information that was before the decision and decide whether to allow or dismiss the matter.
Third, if the Court allows the application, then it is sent back to the government for a new decision by a different officer.