Visa and Immigration to Canada

Canadian Visa

If you wish to go to Canada to visit family, discover its natural beauties, for vacation, study, or work, you will have to apply for the Canadian temporary resident visa. Sepehr Synergistic Solutions International Law firm, in collaboration with Justicia Legal Practice in Canada provides the following services:

Temporary Resident Visas:

  • Visitors (Tourist)
  • Students
  • Workers

Visitor or Tourist Visa

Visitors, who wish to go to Canada for a visit, may or may not need a visa to enter Canada. Citizens of some countries including Iran do need a visa to go to Canada as visitors.

There are four types of Visitor Visa:

  1. Single entry visa
    This type of visa will be issued when the purpose of entry is limited such as participating in a one-off event.
  2. Multiple-entry visa
    The maximum validity period for this type of visa is matched to maximum validity of the applicant’s passport.
  3. Transit visit
    It is generally required for travel through Canada to another country.
  4. Super visa
    Foreign nationals who are the parents of a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident can apply for the parent and grandparent super visa.

What documents are required?

  • Valid travel document (such as a passport)
  • Recent passport photo
  • Proof of having enough money for your visit to Canada.
  • proof of employment
  • letter of invitation from relatives or friends in Canada
  • documents convincing an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your visit

Applicant from 29 countries including Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria and Sudan are required to present themselves to a visa application center for the collection of biometric information- currently fingerprints and photographs- to confirm the applicant’s identity.

Apply for Visitor Visa
We can help you and your family through the process of visiting Canada. We will provide you with all the information and assistance required to have a convenient visit to Canada. Before applying for a visitor visa, there are some details you should know about Temporary Resident Visas and visiting Canada. Contact us today to determine your eligibility for Canadian visa.

Student Visa
Canada welcomes more than 200,000 students from foreign jurisdictions each year. If you intend to study at a Canadian educational institution you must apply for a study permit. A study permit, once issued, allows a foreign national to study in Canada at an approved institute for the duration of the specified course or program. It is possible to work in Canada, while you are here as a student, under any Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC’s) work programs for students.

To be eligible to study in Canada:

  • You must have been accepted by a school, college, university or other educational institution in Canada.
  • You must prove that you have enough money to pay for your: tuition fees; living expenses for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada; and return transportation for yourself and any family members who come with you to Canada.
  • You must be a citizen with no criminal record and not be a risk to the security of Canada. You may have to provide a police certificate.
  • You must be in good health and willing to complete a medical examination, if necessary.
  • You must satisfy an immigration officer that you will leave Canada at the end of your authorized stay.
  • Upon graduation, a foreign student may apply for a work permit under the Post-Graduation Work Permit Program.

Work Visa
Temporary Foreign Workers Program (“TFWP”) has attracted much attention over the past couple of years. The Government of Canada allows the entry of temporary foreign workers to become employed by Canadian employers. Foreign workers must have an approved job offer and a work permit before arriving in Canada.
Kindly contact us to receive further information.

Litigation and Arbitration

Litigation and arbitration are parts of the negotiation strategy and in some instances indispensible. Like any other true attorney, we enjoy getting embroiled in a contentious litigation. However we never lose sight of the true interests of our clients and where appropriate we advise them to settle the case out of the court.
We have represented our clients at all court levels in Iran. We also have the experience of representation in ad hoc arbitrations as well as institutional arbitration, mainly before Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber of commerce (ACIC). We are quite familiar with the ministry of petroleum (MOP) dispute settlement committee designed to settle the disputes between the MOP affiliates and their contractors.
In our team, two have written their L.L.M thesis on the cutting-edge issues in the vast area of international commercial arbitration.

Finance and Islamic Finance

Decline of the oil prices and the resultant shrinkage of the government budget as well as the privatization trend would necessarily dictate utilization of other financial resources for the implementation of major projects in Iran. Project finance, equity financing and debt financing are the common variants of financing. Different generations of risk service buy-back contracts for oil and gas E & P operations has been in use in Iran for more than two decades. In recent years, DBF (more frequently referred to as EPCF contracts in Iran) has seen a constant growth both in oil & gas and elsewhere. Along this trend, Islamic finance has also found its way worldwide and is rising in Iran as well. We have been extensively involved in buy-back and EPCF contracts. Our people have outstanding expertise in financing and Islamic finance and are capable of providing a full range of services in this area. We are also on good terms with some reputable Iranian banks which would facilitate procurement of finance for certain projects.

Intellectual Property, Licensing and Franchising

Intellectual property (IP) is a key asset for most businesses today, especially start-ups and licensing and franchising of IP are the two most important methods to exploit them. Iran has started to modernize the body of law relevant to IP and our law firm keeps abreast of the developments. Our team is experienced in IP registration, management, enforcement and litigation. We have also played a key role in negotiation of key licensing and technology transfer agreements in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and automotive industry. “Licensing agreements”, a well-received book by both academia and practitioners, is written by a member of our team combining his academic knowledge and real world expertise.

Foreign Investment in Iran

Foreign Investors need to take into account different variables for a successful business in Iran. This starts with basic questions as to the method one chooses to enter into Iran market, regulatory considerations, market analysis, banking and financial regulations, investment protection and incentives afforded to foreign investors and many other issues. We help you analyze the risks and rewards of your entry to Iran, recommend the most viable option taking account of your needs and objectives, support you to establish and continue your business in Iran.

Construction and Engineering

Our team has extensive expertise with construction and engineering contracts in Iran. Most of our people have worked as in-house lawyers or advisers to major contracting companies in Iran and as a result are masters of the legal issues relevant to the industry. We were involved in the negotiation, drafting and finalizing numerous high value EPC, PC and EP contracts particularly in the oil and gas sector, have dealt with different types of standard construction contracts and claims arising thereof and played a key role in high-stake contentious litigation and arbitration of complex construction disputes.

Oil and Gas

Oil and gas is the key industry in Iran and is entangled with political, economic and legal complications. For those who are willing to enter into this area, it is vital to know the regulatory framework, as well as the legal, political and economic drivers of sector. We have advised major players in this field and have deep knowledge of Iran oil and gas sector, both upstream and downstream. We are capable of providing our clients with regulatory compliance, negotiation, drafting and finalizing the required agreements, contract administration, claim management and dispute settlement in this area.