Immigration Law

Henderson and Lee Law Corporation provides all immigration law services ranging from immigration applications to appearing before the Immigration and Refugee Board and judicial review.

Our immigration application practice includes spousal sponsorship, applications that are part of the BC Provincial Nominee Program, and applying for work visas.  We have advised on and prepared successful applications for our clients.

Our immigration advocacy includes representing clients in opposing removal orders, appeals based on humanitarian and including judicial review at the Federal Court of Canada.  We have experience successfully representing both private clients and corporations in these areas area.

For your immigration application needs, contact Jenny Zheng.

If your immigration application has been unsuccessful please contact Daniel Henderson or Chen Shen.

 

Frequently asked questions

Immgration Law

Q: What is immigration fraud?


It’s a serious crime to lie, or to send false or misleading information or documents to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and/or Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), no matter by yourself or through an immigration agent. This is fraud. Each year, many people are excluded from entering or staying in Canada for participating in such immigration fraud. If you involve in immigration fraud, the immigration authority may:

  • forbid you from entering Canada for at least 5 years;
  • refuse your immigration application for permanent residence, work, study, or stay in Canada;
  • give you a permanent record of fraud with Canadian immigration authorities;
  • take away your status as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen;
  • have you charged with a crime; or
  • remove you from Canada.
As an applicant, you are responsible for all the information in your application, even if your representative/immigration agent completes it for you, with or without your acknowledgement. Be beware of immigration agents who advise you to lie on your application or who has a history of instructing other people to provide false information. His/her behaviors may cause you to be involved in an immigration fraud which would put you at risk of not only losing the money you have paid to the agent but also losing your immgration status or being banned from entering Canada. Make sure the immigration agent you plan to hire is an authorized paid representative:
  • lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society,
  • notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec, or
  • citizenship or immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)




Q: Do I qualify to apply for a PR or citizenship?


A: Contact our licensed immigration consultation for a free initial consultation. Our immigration consultant will conduct an assessment of your eligibility to apply for PR or citizenship based on your personal circumstances.




Q: How much are your fees?


A: Not every case is the same, the legal fees take into account your immigration goals and the complexity of the case in a cost-effective manner. Remember, our goal is to make the process simple and affordable!




Q: What's the difference between immigration lawyer and immigration consultant?


A: Immigration lawyers are also able to attend immigration interviews with you and can advocate for your application in a Canadian court of law in the rare case that your application is brought under judicial review. While immigration consultants are legally able to represent you, only lawyers are allowed to advocate on your behalf in federal court, in the event that it is required.




Q: If I provide false documents or information, what should I do? If I didn’t do anything, what will happen?


A: DO NOT PROVIDE FALSE INFORMATION ! Lying or providing false or altered information in an immigration application or in an interview with an Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) officer is fraud. If you provide false documents or information, IRCC will refuse your application and may also: forbid you from entering Canada for at least 5 years;

  • give you a permanent record of fraud with IRCC;
  • take away your status as a permanent resident or Canadian citizen;
  • have you charged with a crime (which can result in imprisonment and/or fines); or
  • remove you from Canada.




Q: If my immigration/visa application was refused, should I just reapply?


A: A detailed review of the initial application is necessary before you do anything else. You should obtain advice from a professional representative before making any decisions about your application. There is no mandatory waiting period for re-application – unless otherwise noted, and you may apply again for a visa at any time after your first rejection. However, sending the same application a second time without additional information is likely to result in rejection for the same reasons as the first.




Q: What happens to my PR/ study permit/ work permit if I receive a criminal charge?


A: If you are charged with a crime in Canada, you have a right to a trial in criminal court. At the trial, a lawyer for the government will try to prove that you are guilty of the crime charged beyond a reasonable doubt. If they fail to prove this, then the court will find you not guilty. If a permanent resident/ or someone who holds a study permit or work permit is charged with a crime, the police will report this fact to the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). From this point forward, the CBSA will investigate the severity of the crime and determine what effect it will have on the individual’s immigration status. It may lead immigration authorities to take steps to get a "removal order" against you. This is an order to remove you from Canada to another country. In addition, it is not uncommon for schools to expel a student who is criminally charged. Expulsion could potentially lead to a student losing his/her study permit. Be sure that you find a lawyer or law firm providing services in both Criminal and Immigration law.