Posts Tagged ‘Canada

Citizens of the Czech Republic Now Visa Exempt

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) recently announced that citizens of the Czech Republic will no longer require temporary resident visas to come to Canada effective November 14, 2013. CIC had been requiring Czech citizens to obtain visas since July of 2009, citing concerns related to refugee claims. Those concerns have apparently now been addressed. Citizens of all countries require a temporary resident visa to visit […]

Parent and Grandparent Sponsorship Reopening in January 2014

After being closed to new applicants for quite some time, the sponsorship program for parents and grandparents will reopen on January 2, 2014. The cap is fairly low, with only 5,000 applications to be accepted in 2014. This cap may be increased as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) works through the massive backlog of old applications, […]


Welcome to the Watson Goepel LLP immigration blog. We are a mid size law firm located in Vancouver BC. Our immigration law practice is led by partner Celso Boscariol. We can help you with all your immigration needs and through this blog we hope to keep you up to date on the latest happenings and […]