Immigrating to the U.S. to live and work is a complicated legal process with many forms to fill out. A single mistake can result in a loss of time, money and ultimately the rejection of your application. The team at Seif Law Firm has extensive experience and has successfully helped many Canadians make new lives in the U.S. For every case, a licensed U.S. lawyer will review all of your documentation.
Here are some of the services we offer our clients when it comes to U.S. immigration:
Spousal and Family
Are you looking to sponsor a spouse or other family member so they can attain permanent residency in the United States? Our team of lawyers can help you acquire a Family Sponsorship Visa. Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas pertain to your spouse, children or elderly parents. Family Preference Immigrant Visas apply to distant relatives, in-laws and their children.
TN Visas (nonimmigrant NAFTA Professional)
This application is the fastest way to get a work visa in the U.S. Most Canadians are eligible for a TN Visa based on the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA), formerly known as NAFTA. These types of visas can be obtained right at the border or airport. All you need is the proper documentation, which an experienced immigration lawyer at Seif Law Firm can help you complete with no problem.
L-1 Intracompany Transferees (new company)
This application is for non-American employees looking to join a company that has just decided to expand into the United States. The L-1 is designed for immigrant employees of these companies which have been operating in the United States for less than one year. The L-1 is good for one year before the company must apply for renewal and provide evidence of U.S. operations.
L-1 Intracompany Transferees (existing company)
This type of L-1 is for the transfer of non-American citizens from outside the U.S. to an affiliate, subsidiary or parent company with a branch in the United States. It’s the company that must petition on behalf of the employee. The employee in question must have worked for the company for at least one year and worked outside the U.S. for a minimum of one of the past three years. Canadians may apply for this L-1 at the port of entry. Non-Canadians can apply at their local U.S. consulate or embassy in their country of citizenship or current residence.
These types of visas can only be obtained if the applicants meet a certain set of requirements. In some cases, these types of visas can be granted and certain requirements may be waived to make permanent residency more attainable. This is all based on skill set, experience and your potential contributions to the national interest of the United States economy.
EB-1 Extraordinary ability
To qualify for this visa, you need to exhibit and prove your extraordinary ability in business, education, sciences or athletics. You do not need an offer of employment but your achievements and experience must come with a good amount of documentation confirming that you are recognized in your field for your extraordinary ability. You must also prove that you are coming to the U.S. to continue your career. The Seif Law team can help you collect documentation and prepare your application for review by the governing body.
EB-2 National Interest Waivers
Again, the granting of this waiver allows you to live and work in the U.S. permanently while skipping the labour-certification requirement. This visa was created for professionals with advanced degrees and abilities that would contribute to the national interest of the United States. The Seif Law team will help you fill out the proper forms so the governing body can properly and promptly review your petition.
PERM Labor Certification and EB-3
This type of visa is very common and requires proof of a job offer, otherwise known as labour certification, to qualify. The EB-3 applies to skilled workers, unskilled workers and professionals who must be able to demonstrate the skills required for the position and have at least two years of experience in their chosen field.
The EB-5 program for immigrant investors allows foreign investment in American businesses while also granting permanent residence in the U.S. for Canadians who invest at least USD 1.8-million in a commercial business venture that creates full-time jobs for Americans. The required investment is even less if the enterprise in question is located in a so-called Targeted Employment Area (TEA). Applicants are given conditional permanent resident status for 24 months before they can apply to have all conditions stripped away, leaving you an official resident of the United States. The children and spouses of the original investor may also be granted full citizenship after two years. Submitting your application for the immigrant investor program is a tricky and complicated process that can be made much simpler by teaming up with a professional immigration attorney like the ones at Seif Law Firm.
Let’s Get Started
No matter your situation, the Seif Law team is standing by to guide you through this process. Your case will be thoroughly reviewed by a licensed U.S. lawyer who will prepare your application and advise you every step of the way. We are proud to offer all of our clients a hassle-free experience as we help you fulfill all of your personal and career goals. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Worst experience dealing with them for a Real Estate transaction. Something that should have been simple became a nightmare. Starting from their reception making mistakes then the lawyer that worked with us making mistakes, everyone kept passing the buck to someone else for their inefficiencies and to top it all off the lawyer was rude. It was embarrassing for my bank to guide me on what to tell the lawyer to do. Would not go back and work with them again.
Run for the hills with this law firm!I was referred to close my new construction condo this past summer and from the beginning was a nightmare to deal with them:1. Starting by the lawyer that had taken my file left the firm a few months prior without informing me or the builder. By the time the bank wanted to send mortgage instructions no one was answering.2. As result of the poor communication the builder was charging HST as it was believed to be an investment property.3. Fast forward 3 months and I found out my property was mistakenly transferred to the bank's name. A mistake that was eventually fixed but still...The stress and sleepless nights caused by the lack of professionalism, care and attention to detail of this firm is UNMEASURABLE!
his firm is a fraud. Their service is bad and the girls working there do nothing and he is not accessible . they charge more than any other firm and their quality of work is zero. he has no control on his employees and no care for clients. they hold people's money for no reason. DO NOT GO THERE
Seif Law Firm is very reliable, gets great results for you, and makes it extremely convenient for you to continue with your work life and personal life while he works hard for you. Highly recommended. I will continue to use his services for anything I need.
Thanks to Azin and the whole team, I closed a house deal with Seif Law Firm. Great people, efficient communication, easy to follow instructions, and available to answer all your questions. It was a pleasant experience.
Azin and her assistant Sarah handled both our purchase and sale and they were wonderful. They answered all our questions, walked us through the processes, kept in contact on closing day and had our reports to us shortly after closing. The fact that they did all this during COVID only adds to our satisfaction with their services. Can't recommend Seif Law Firm highly enough.
I am not sure who actually wrote the previous reviews as I did not have a positive experience, from my experience this was by far the most unprofessional law firm I have ever dealt with. If you want to protect your investment use another firm. I purchased a property over a year ago and made several requests for a fully executed copy of my agreement of purchase and sale as I was told I would be receiving one. To date I have not received it and they just ignore your e-mails and don't respond. If I do not hear back from this week I will be filing an official complaint with the Law Society of Ontario.
Not sure whether something got lost in translation or these reviews are all bought. I talked to Adam over the phone, got a quote for my transaction, and he sent an email with their firm information and Azin's contact info for me to forward to my mortgage broker. My bank then forwarded the lender instructions to them, and that was that. I emailed Adam 3x with no response, called their firm 2x and left messages for both Adam and Azin, no response. They missed the funding date for my mortgage, and still no one contacted me. Would've been nice to even receive an email saying they wouldn't be able to take my transaction, but I got 0 response from them for the entire week and a half.Almost feel like I should be reporting to Law Society about this...
The Ladies in this office are legal warriors.. they will not rest until your files are closed in one peace and they are committed to what they do...when we sold our property in Richmond Hill, my wife and I had one heck of an experience with these ladies, that was very humbling... knowing you have a team like this working this hard to make sure your Real estate Closing needs are met....we were well represented.... Azin and Sarah are just NEXT level legal team..We will be using them again for sure...B & L Greaves
hiAt the first time one of my friend introduce this office , she was Brazilian and she said the cost of this office is so good.This is for several time that i have some request of this office like make an invitation letter for my family , I am so satisfied because they respect to the customer , doing fast and carefully. the price which i paid was so good and better than other lawyers.i hope Seif law Firm can be successful more than before
Great experience. I came to have an affidavit form signed, it was quick and easy process. The staff was friendly and helpful. I was also happy to learn that Adam also worked with real estate agents. I will be coming back here with all my clients.
We retained the services of Seif Law Firm for two real estate transactions, sale of our existing property in Richmond Hill and purchase of an out of town property. Both transactions were handled by lawyer Azin Ghorbankhani and we were quite pleased with her knowledge and professionalism. A special thanks to her assistant Christina Lucarelli who was always prompt in attending to our email and telephone queries.