Immigration Advice

Moving to another country can be an exciting adventure, but can also be a confusing ordeal when trying to understand immigration law. Every country is different and have their own laws pertaining to Canadians as well as citizens of other countries.

We’re trying to compile a comprehensive list of immigration advice and information here at CanuckAbroad.com but as always, please make sure you contact a qualified immigration attorney or an embassy / consulate for the most relevant information pertaining to you.

Australian Immigration Visas & Work Permits

Visa types The following lists are NOT exhaustive and refer only to the more common types of visas available.  For more comprehensive information on all visa types, please refer to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website. The Visa Wizard can help you find the Australian visa most likely to meet your specific circumstances. Visiting Australia 1.  Electronic ... Read more Australian Immigration Visas & Work Permits

France Visas & Immigration Information

The following is a list of Visa and Work Permit / Immigration information and links for Canadians wishing to live, work or study in France. Transiting through France without going out of the international area of the airport : the Aiport Transit Visa (VTA) List of countries whose passport holders require a VTA List of documents required in ... Read more France Visas & Immigration Information

UK Immigration Visas & Information

The following is a list of UK Work Visas, Tourist Visas, and UK Immigration information - all information is taken directly from the Government of the UK websites - please visit them for the most current information. Visitors Visas Tourism or visiting friends   Transit Visas Visitors in transit (If you want to transit between 2 UK airports/ports or you ... Read more UK Immigration Visas & Information

Visiting the USA

Canadian's can move fairly freely between the United States and Canada and do not require a visa to enter the United States in order to visit the for business or tourism purposes. Before the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, Canadians didn't even need a passport to enter the United States. Now a Canadian may ... Read more Visiting the USA

Avoiding Visa Violations

Because Canadians can enter very freely and often time for trips that involve business related events it is important that Canadians clearly understand what type of activity is prohibited for those entering on B1/B2 visas Do not engage in unauthorized employment. You cannot engage in any activity for which you receive renumeration for your activities ... Read more Avoiding Visa Violations

Immigration Fraud

The potential issue of immigration fraud is also a concern with Canadians who enter the United States as tourists and then apply to adjust their status to that of a lawful permanent resident through the Adjustment of Status process. The common scenario in these cases usually involves a couple wherein one party is an ... Read more Immigration Fraud

Activities that Could Result in Inadmissibility or Removal from the U.S.

Avoid Activities that Could Result in Inadmissibility or Removal from the U.S. All applicants for admission to the U.S. whether as a non-immigrant tourist or an immigrant must be admissible under U.S. immigration law. While there are several reasons that a person may be inadmissible to the U.S. here is a list of the most ... Read more Activities that Could Result in Inadmissibility or Removal from the U.S.

Other Canadian Specific Non-Immigrant Visas – The TN Visa

TN Visa Information The TN visa is a visa that was established under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and allows Canadian nationals to enter the U.S. as business visitors or to engage in professional activities. The TN visitor for business allows Canadian nationals to enter the U.S. for business purposes as long as they receive ... Read more Other Canadian Specific Non-Immigrant Visas – The TN Visa

Family-Based Immigrant Visas and the K1 Visa

Canadians who wish to immigrate to the U.S. and have a close relative who is a U.S. Citizen may also obtain an immigrant visa or a K1 visa. The most common types of visas in this category of immigrant visa applications made by U.S. Citizen spouses of Canadians, parents of Canadian minor children, adult ... Read more Family-Based Immigrant Visas and the K1 Visa

Getting married abroad

If you fall in love in Paris, it would make sense that you would want to get married there. If your sweetheart is in another country, you will want to get married near to his or her family as well, but what kinds of things should you be thinking about? How you make ... Read more Getting married abroad

Top 10 Things you need to know about immigration

Top 10 Things you need to know about immigration While there are hundreds of laws and bylaws about immigration, depending on where you're going and where you're coming from, there are some basic principles that you will want to learn about in order to get an idea of what immigration will entail and how it will ... Read more Top 10 Things you need to know about immigration

Top 10 Things to Know Before You Move to The USA

Top 10 Things to know before you move to the US No matter where you end up moving, you will want to know as much as you can before you head out the door. When you're planning on moving to the United States, there are a few things that you might want to keep in mind, ... Read more Top 10 Things to Know Before You Move to The USA