American visa

We offer a free consultation only as to U.S. Immigration questions at 
canadalegalfirm@gmail.com   

For answers to American immigration questions call:
1-877-807-0316

Contact Information

In this area, you can enter text about your contact form. You may want to explain what happens after a visitor submits the form and include a contact phone number.

Investment visa

Home Page

Criminal records and waivers

Many individuals have criminal convictions for offenses that occurred many years ago. Some Canadians with criminal records have traveled in to the U.S. over many years without any problems. However as the data base of U.S. government has expanded those old convictions, often long forgotten, have appeared and stopped the Canadian from entering the U.S. We can obtain a waiver for the Canadian. 

The three most popular categories of American visa for Canadians are:


  1. The L-1 which involves a transfer from a Canadian company to an existing or new U.S. company. This application can be made at a U.S. border crossing. It does involve considerable paperwork and specificity in describing the employment and relationship of the companies. The requirements for a subclass the L-1B have changed recently to make it more difficult.
  2. The TN visa was created in the NAFTA treaty and was supposed to make it easier for individuals with certain educational qualifications in selected job categories to work in the U.S. As the category has been abused over the years, in particular, management consultant, each application is heavily scrutinized and poorly prepared applications are frequently rejected.
  3. The H-1B category is now basically a lottery as it is oversubscribed and available visas are filled on April 1 of each year.

Spouse/Fiancé/Parents/Children-Green Card

If you are related to an American or marrying an American there is a process to obtain a permanent visa. One route is to apply from outside the U.S. while residing in Canada and the other is to change status after entering the U.S.. Call us to discuss which path is best for you.

Many individuals have criminal convictions for offenses that occurred many years ago. Some Canadians with criminal records have traveled in to the U.S. over many years without any problems. However as the data base of U.S. government has expanded those old convictions, often long forgotten, have appeared and stopped the Canadian from entering the U.S. We can obtain a waiver for the Canadian. 

If you have located this web site then you are seeking advice on how to apply for a U.S. visa or green card. We have over 30 years of experience as a  U.S. immigration lawyer and will give you a free consultation on how to obtain a work permit or obtain what is known as a green card which is permanent residence.

There is a visa available to Canadian investors as well as investors from a few other countries which allows a person to operate a business in the U.S. 


It also permits the investor to hire and bring to the U.S. workers from the investor’s country of citizenship. We have many clients that use this visa category.

WE HAVE OBTAINED MORE E VISAS THAN ANY OTHER LAW FIRM PROVIDING SERVICES TO CANADIANS.


As a U.S. immigration lawyer we assist you or your company to meet U.S. immigration requirements in order to work or live in the U.S.


We can get your Canadian employees working in the U.S. within a week.

Work visa