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Are you inadmissible to Canada?
Is this inadmissibility based on security, human and international rights violations or organized criminality?


The primary grounds for inadmissibility in the criminal context are set out at sections 34 – 42 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA).  With respect to inadmissibility on grounds of security (section 34), human and international rights violations (section 35) and organized criminality (section 37) we outline various considerations below. Please note that for the purposes of inadmissibility “permanent resident” refers to any individual who has acquired and not subsequently lost permanent resident status. “Foreign national” refers to any person who is not a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, and includes a stateless person.

Who is inadmissible?

Section 34

The IRPA states that inadmissibility on security grounds may result where it is determined that a permanent resident or foreign national is: engaging in an act of espionage that is against Canada or that is contrary to Canada’s interests;

a) engaging in or instigating the subversion by force of any government;

b)engaging in an act of subversion against a democratic government, institution or process as they are understood in Canada;

c) engaging in terrorism;

d) being a danger to the security of Canada;

e) engaging in acts of violence that would or might endanger the lives or safety of persons in Canada; or

f) being a member of an organization that there are reasonable grounds to believe engages, has engaged or will engage in acts referred to in paragraph (a), (b), (b.1) or (c)

Espionage under subsection 34(1)(a) refers to the practice of gathering information by spying, usually seeking information from a hostile country to benefit one’s own country. “Subversion” under subsection 34(1)(b) is the act of overturning or overthrowing a organization through illicit or improper means. “Democratic” under subsection 34(1)(b.1) refers to government by the people. Finally, “terrorism” under subsection 34(1)(c) relates to use or threats of acts of violence against persons or property with the intent of achieving some political objective.  The purpose of terrorism is, by its nature or context, understood to be to intimidate a population or to compel a government or an international organization to abstain from some action.

Section 35

Permanent residents or foreign nationals may be found to be inadmissible for human or international rights violations for the following reasons:

a) committing an act outside Canada that constitutes an offence referred to in sections 4 to 7 of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act;

b) being a prescribed senior official in the service of a government that, in the opinion of the Minister, engages or has engaged in terrorism, systematic or gross human rights violations, or genocide, a war crime or a crime against humanity within the meaning of subsections 6(3) to (5) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act;

c) being a person, other than a permanent resident, whose entry into or stay in Canada is restricted pursuant to a decision, resolution or measure of an international organization of states or association of states, of which Canada is a member, that imposes sanctions on a country against which Canada has imposed or has agreed to impose sanctions in concert with that organization or association;

d) being a person, other than a permanent resident, who is currently the subject of an order or regulation made under section 4 of the Special Economic Measures Act on the grounds that any of the circumstances described in paragraph 4(1.1)(c) or (d) of that Act has occurred; or

e) being a person, other than a permanent resident, who is currently the subject of an order or regulation made under section 4 of the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act (Sergei Magnitsky Law).

For reference, “terrorism” under subsection 35(1)(b) holds the same definition as under 34(1)(c), as set out above. “Crimes against humanity” under subsection 35(1)(b) refers to those acts defined under section 6(3) to (5) of the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, including murder, extermination, torture, sexual violence and deportation committed against a civilian population or identifiable group. “Genocide” under subsection 35(1)(b) refers to actions taken to destroy an entire group of persons, as defined under international law. Finally, “war crime” under subsection 35(1)(b) refers to acts or omissions committed during an armed conflict, as defined under intentional law or conventional international law applicable to armed conflicts.

Section 37

Finally, findings of inadmissibility on grounds of organized criminality may be made against permanent residents or foreign nationals for:

a) being a member of an organization that is believed on reasonable grounds to be or to have been engaged in activity that is part of a pattern of criminal activity planned and organized by a number of persons acting in concert in furtherance of the commission of an offence punishable under an Act of Parliament by way of indictment, or in furtherance of the commission of an offence outside Canada that, if committed in Canada, would constitute such an offence, or engaging in activity that is part of such a pattern; or

b) engaging, in the context of transnational crime, in activities such as people smuggling, trafficking in persons or laundering of money or other proceeds of crime.

“Transnational crime” under subsection 37(1)(b) refers to offending that extends beyond or operates across national boundaries.

Section 42.1(1)

Please note that, pursuant to section 42.1(1) of the IRPA, following an application by a foreign national, the Minister may declare that the matters referred to in sections 34, 35 and 37 do not constitute inadmissibility in respect of a foreign national if they satisfy the Minister that it is not contrary to the national interest.

Determination Process

Assessments of whether a non-citizen fits within one of the above categories must conclude that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the acts under investigation have occurred, are occurring or may occur. This test requires that information referred to in support of the decision is specific, credible and from a reliable source.

Determinations of inadmissibility under sections 34, 35 and 37 are under the purview of the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA). Officers of the CBSA may take into consideration a variety of information in assessing inadmissibility. For findings of inadmissibility under section 34, the officer may collect the following types of evidence:

  • police or intelligence reports;
  • statutory declaration supported by evidence of statements made to an officer;
  • media articles, scholarly journal articles, expert evidence;
  • weapons or documentation in the person’s possession that indicate planned violence (for subsection 34(1)(e)); and
  • Any public information that establishes the propensity for violent acts by the individual.

For assessments under section 35, officers may collect any of the following information:

  • Statutory declaration supported by evidence that establish that the person concerned committed an act that constitutes a war crime as defined under international law;
  • Evidence that the act committed is contrary to international law or convention; and
  • Media articles, scholarly journal articles, expert evidence.

Finally, for assessments under section 37, officers of the CBSA may collect the following types of evidence:

  • police or intelligence reports;
  • statutory declaration supported by evidence of statements made to an officer;
  • proof that the alleged organization is involved in criminal activity; and
  • media articles, scholarly journal articles, expert evidence.

Overcoming Inadmissibility on These Grounds

Findings of inadmissibility under sections 34, 35 and 37 have serious ramifications as there is no right of appeal for permanent residents or foreign nationals under subsection 64(1) of the IRPA. These decisions may be challenged to the Federal Court of Canada in some instances. Please contact our office for further information and how we may be able to address inadmissibility under sections 34, 35, and 37 of the IRPA.

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Bellissimo Law has been the greatest help we could have asked for our journey. Our case needed an appeal which was very well organized, documented and presented to the authorities. We received a positive decision on the case all because of the expertise of Mr. Bellissimo and team. Keely and John are great at responding all smart and stupid questions and the team is very prompt to answer emails. They have the entire process streamlined, right from extension to evidences which makes our job easier. We got the quotes from some of the other law firms too who are all good and had lower charges. We chose Bellisimo because they are the best and in the long term a few extra bucks won't matter but the results will. Highly recommended.
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Dare Sokoya
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19:27 28 Mar 19
I greatly recommend Bellissimo Law Group. After a long time waiting, I will finally be reunited with my son here in Canada. We are very grateful for all the great, very professional services that they have done for my case. My personal thanks to Kelly Anderson and her group. More power to all of you!
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23:36 04 Mar 19
I wish I’d found Bellissimo Law 9 years ago before taking the advice of a so called Immigration Consultant who led our family to a very costly near disaster in our quest to immigrate to join our family in Canada. Years later, in desperation, at a Procedural Fairness Letter stage internet research seemed to suggest Bellissimo Law may be the company to deal with our problem. From the first consultation with Bellissimo Law their extremely thorough, very focused telephone interview personified professionalism and reassurance. All subsequent dealings with any member of the team were of the same high standard. It was clear to us that Mario Bellissimo leads from the front and that his staff not only respect him but that they are trained to match his standards and caring approach. I believe it is very important to mention that although they seem expensive, when our particular problem resolved more quickly and easily than anticipated they refunded the money which had not yet been used. Thanks particularly to Keely, our lead person, and to all at Bellissimo. I will always, highly recommend Bellissimo Law. Keep up the good work. In less than 6 months all our worries are over. We are now permanent residents.
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17:19 16 Apr 19
Great service and successfully guided us through the immigration and citizenship processes. Terrific attention to detail, and created a terrific case for our application, which was successfully approved. Attached is a picture with the judge. A wonderful day. So proud to be a Canadian!
Carlos Berber
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15:45 26 May 19
Bellísimo law group made a dream a reality. They help me throughout the entire process of becoming a Canadian permanent resident. Great service. I will definitely use their services again in the future. Highly recommended
Jose Rendon
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01:01 29 May 19
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Liliana Pelech
Liliana Pelech
14:53 01 Jun 19
I sponsored my parents in 2007 and I was refused in 2013 based on medical inadmissibility of my mentally challenged brother. I found Late Mr. Rotenberg as my original lawyer who passed away during the process. I was very disappointed as I was counting on his expertise to help me with my situation. Mr. Bellissimo was God send for me to help me with my case. I am very thankful that he took on my case. His team member Ms. Tamara Thomas worked with me and advised me with regards to the documents that I needed to obtain, they did extensive research on eligibility criteria of various social and health systems. They worked with me on the interview preparation. The time spend working with them was very targeted and very specific to address the Minister's concerns. They ensured there was no further waste in time or any delays. The way they presented my case and helped me win it only a world class Law firm can do that as there were times I was going to lose my hopes. I would totally recommend this law firm to anyone who is going through similar situation as mine with both hands down. Mr. Bellissimo and the team (Ms. Tamara Thomas) you guys are amazing and thank you so much again for reuniting me with my family in my beautiful dream country Canada.
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17:46 04 Jun 19
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Shah Alam
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21:15 09 Jul 19
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RYAN COWLEY
RYAN COWLEY
17:39 30 Jul 19
Hands down i would never done it by myself if it wasn't for Mr. Mario and Ms. Anderson hard work, I was facing deportation and they helped me step by step to get through it to be honest I am very forgetful person and Ms. Anderson always keep me on track and follow up with me making sure i get things done and send to her and they always keep me updated on everything, I am no longer facing such difficulties and i can stay in Canada. i would recommend Bellissiomo Law Group to all friends and Family. thank you again.
Omid Rezaee
Omid Rezaee
16:00 12 Aug 19
Bellissimo Law has been the greatest help we could have asked for our journey. Our case needed an appeal which was very well organized, documented and presented to the authorities. We received a positive decision on the case all because of the expertise of Mr. Bellissimo and team. Keely and John are great at responding all smart and stupid questions and the team is very prompt to answer emails. They have the entire process streamlined, right from extension to evidences which makes our job easier. We got the quotes from some of the other law firms too who are all good and had lower charges. We chose Bellisimo because they are the best and in the long term a few extra bucks won't matter but the results will. Highly recommended.
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16:51 06 May 19
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Eric Blomster
Eric Blomster
11:58 30 Aug 19
Bellissimo Law Firm has great lawyers who have handled our immigration case. The staff was very professional. We are very happy with their service.We had to go through a tough ordeal because of misrepresentation earlier and our file was rejected. That is when we assigned this case to Mario Bellissimo. I would happily refer his law firm to any one whose in the same situation as ours or any immigration related matter.I would like to mention a special thanks to Tamara who was in touch with us and kept as posted. Mario had 100% confidence in our case that we will win which was very assuring for me and my family. And we finally got our permanent residency.God bless him and his firm.
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18:35 15 Sep 19
Our family could not thank you Bellissimo Law Group enough for all their help on my brother's case. We are very thankful for their professionalism, effort and hard work. We truly appreciate for everything that the team has done for us. Especially Keely, I cannot thank her more for her patience, advice and explanation throughout the whole process. I know that this has been a tough and long battle for all of us and finally it is a dream come true. Words cannot describe how thankful and happy we are. To us, thank you is not enough to express our appreciation, I would call them the lifesaver for our family. Once again, thank you and we wish everyone all a continue success.
April Cheng
April Cheng
07:05 24 Sep 19
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Imran Butt
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01:53 01 Oct 19
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JH C
JH C
20:23 17 Oct 19
Life changing experience. Simply brilliant! Kelly Anderson is very professional and friendly. Our son is special needs kid and with all Bellissimo Law Group support we got our PR only in 8 moths.
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Madina N
21:56 22 Oct 19
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03:14 22 Nov 19
I want to say thank to Mario Bellissimo , Keely Anderson, Natalia Borkowska and all the entire team for a wonderful job they did. Me and my families case was really hard and there were some moments where we were close to being deported but Mario Bellissimo and his team fought really hard for my family and was able to help up stay in Canada to the point where we got the permanent residence. I would also like to recognize the fact that Keely Anderson was by my side through out the whole situation telling me every step to take. We truly recommend Bellissimo law firm, I believe they are the best law firm in Toronto and can be trust worthy for any situation.
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00:59 09 Dec 19
I would like to thank Mr. Bellissimo, Ms. Keely Anderson, Mr. John Wigle and the rest of the team at Bellissimo Law group for helping me become a permanent resident in Canada. I had a complicated case that took quite a while to process and at times I thought it may not happen. Throughout it all Mr. Bellissimo and Ms. Anderson were very friendly, professional, helpful and honest and through their diligent work got me the result I had been hoping for. I would highly recommend them for any immigration needs. Simon Prigmore.
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Eve C
Eve C
15:39 09 Jan 20
Had the pleasure of a call with one of their lawyers. They did their research prior and provided in depth feedback. Chy was great, she was on time, actually earlier. She answered all my questions, offered various options for my case, kept probing for different avenues. A five star rating from my interaction and stellar performance from Chy (Hope I got the spelling right)
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00:14 10 Jan 20
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00:40 30 Jan 20
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Allen Y Du
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03:52 05 Feb 20
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Vik S
Vik S
16:29 11 Mar 20
The BLG team provided an excellent service. Many thanks for the professional advice given and the detailed way in which my case was handled. I would especially like to thank attorney Alexandra Goncharova, for her patience and thoroughness in working through my case. I would highly recommend this firm.
Kenroy_B
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18:28 14 Mar 20
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17:15 27 Apr 20
I would like to thanks Bellissimo Law Group and all the staff worked on my case. Their professionalism and dedication helped me to get a provincial nomination. Within a short time,  their legal staff followed with me closely to collect all details and information to build my case. Thank you again for making my dream comes true.
A. Ahmed
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15:10 25 May 20
I have contacted with them regarding our visa application and they responded my queries immediately. They allow me a short conversation without paying them anything and thereafter they gave me 30 minutes time by a consultation fees. The lawyer i spoke to seems professional , informative and very friendly.
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14:55 10 Jun 20
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Rajendra Durve
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00:50 11 Jun 20
The most professional Immigration law group . Sponsoring my parents was my dream since I landed here in 2012.I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone in this firm , especially Viola , who was taking care of my file , without her I don't think I would have got the visa for my mother and my dependent brother with Down syndrome.I am forever thankful and grateful to her and for Bellissimo law group , they are professional, well equipped to take care of any case. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to start an immigration process.Bellissimo Law Group made my dream come true.Thank you again and best regards!Souad B.
Souad Batrawi
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23:55 15 Jul 20
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Carlos Berber
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01:01 27 May 19
Excellent service, professionalism and attention to detail. Having used BLG's services in the past, I decided to avail their service again, this time for my permanent residence application.They are very well equipped with a great team who have a wealth of knowledge. A special thanks to Ms. Goncharova who worked very hard on my case and I was successfully able to obtain my PR.Thank you and God bless
E a
E a
20:53 17 Jul 20
Incredibly impressed with the attention to detail, from the initial call to begin the process until the consultation, it was top caliber service. Very knowledgeable and courteous staff and the consultant was patient and attentive to make sure I understood everything. I learned so much in a short period.If you need help with immigration, this is the firm to call, don't fall for the gimmicky firms that just try to get you through the door.Thank you Bellissimo Law group
Vince Daniele
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21:32 21 Jul 20
Was able to give creditable and professional advise. Very patient and I consider the best resource for all questions concerning immigration. Very responsive, as well. Highly recommend!
This Is
This Is
17:29 22 Jul 20
Ms. Alexandra was great. She is caring, pays genuine heed to your problems and strives at coming up with solution. I've also been helped by Ms. Simran and I must appreciate the service I've received from her.
Raqib Mahmud
Raqib Mahmud
22:05 21 Aug 20
They did the best 👌!!thanks one more time to all team at Bellissimo law group!!
Delfim Marques
Delfim Marques
18:59 27 Aug 20
It has been a very long battle, right from the beginning, our agent, Attorney David Cohen, knowing that two of our dependants have some physical challenges which may pose concern of inadmissibility, introduced us to BLG. We were systematicaly guided to provide prove of our plans and financial capability to sustain us in Canada. At every appropriate stage we were introduced to different personnel within the law firm to handle specific issue. To the glory of God, our application was successful when IRCC gave us a second chance.
Adenike Olufunke Aribaba
Adenike Olufunke Aribaba
20:27 28 Mar 19
My wife and I have been using the services of Bellissimo Law Group for only a short period of time but have been very impressed so far. Our initial contact was Ms. Simran Sra, and she was very friendly and helpful in finding the right resources in the organization for our needs. Ms. Natalia Borkowska, the Team Lead in Accounting and Administration was very thorough in explaining the services and associated costs, which were very reasonable. Mr. Justin Toh, the lawyer assigned to our case was very professional and reviewed the steps that needed to be taken by him and his team in researching the law as applies to our situation. We look forward to continuing the process with this organization and feel confident in the successful conclusion.Konstantin and Dixie Loewig
Konstantin Loewig
Konstantin Loewig
22:04 27 Aug 20
Mario Bellissimo has my full respect. He's the #1 Immigration Lawyer in Canada, can solve any cases and is hard-working. His group is very also hard-working and reliable. If I had never met them, I'd be deported back to my country in Vietnam already by now. I had criminal record since 1992 and after that, the immigration decides to have a deportation on me. I went to the immigration court and lost. After I lost, I even appealed, but lost again. I live with my family in Canada with my parents, brother and sister. I soon got married and have 4 children, and still; the immigration still doesn't see me having any reason why I should stay in Canada. After I lost everything, I managed to find a lawyer named Cecil L. Rotenberg and he's also one of the best immigration lawyers in Canada out there but he was kind of getting old and slow so he insisted me to meet Mario Bellissimo to help me with my case. Cecil said that Mario is the only one that can help with my case since I've lost every case. My first lawyer's name Martin and he made me lost all of my cases and respect. When I met Cecil and Mario, I felt like I still have hope on my side and can still win this. Now I'm a permanent resident in Canada. I'm grateful and my family as well. We thank you Cecil L. Rotenberg for helping me meet the right lawyer which is Mario Bellissimo. My family and myself specially thanks to Mario Bellissimo Law Group. If someone like me or have any problem with any immigration. I highly recommend meeting up and work with Bellissimo Law Group. Thank you very much.
Van Nguyen
Van Nguyen
19:13 22 Oct 20
Coming in contact with Bellissimo Law Group is one of the best thing that has happened to my family and I. word alone can not express our sincere gratitude to this incredible law firm. My family and i have had the opportunity to work with few other lawyers on our immigration case and I can say with every sense of responsibility that Bellissimo Law Group is arguably one of the best immigration law firm in Canada.My first consultation was with Mr Mario Bellessimo and after speaking with him on the phone,i was more than convinced that I was in the right place.He then introduced Mr Justin Toh to me as our personal lawyer. I was incredibly impressed with the way and manner Mr Justin and the entire Bellissimo team handled our case.They were professional, knowledgeable and pays detailed attention to issues.If you are out there looking for a law firm to represent you in all your immigration case, Bellissimo law group is your last bus stop and I strongly recommend them because they will make your Canada dream come through as they did for my family and I and so I am rating them 5 star.Thank you the entire Bellissimo Team,you guys are good.
ID A
ID A
14:25 25 Sep 20
Not sure on how to put it in words. The Appreciation and Thank you.1st of all, I thank one and all for the outstanding help and support the whole team has provided. I appreciate the teams willingness to help out people like me, who just can't see failure. I think this word doesn't exist in Bellissimo dictionary. It's that kind of flexibility and dedication that every employee in this team shows that has helped this company to grow to its full potential.I very much appreciate your support during this difficult challenging time. Your help has been invaluable; I don't know how I would have managed without your help and support. Again, thank you so much. I sincerely appreciate your generosity.Thank you so much for being there for me. It means more than I can say.
Jyothi B Lingaiah
Jyothi B Lingaiah
11:20 20 Dec 20
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Jesse Divnich
Jesse Divnich
20:46 04 Feb 21
I would like to thank Bellissimo team to work out our very difficult and complex case to a happy ending. We loved the human side of all the people that worked with us and how professional they are. There is no word that can express how we are satisfied with their services and on behalf of our entire family we say thank you very much, you have made our dream come true.
Francis Couture
Francis Couture
15:52 31 Dec 20
My wife and I want to thank everyone who was involved in our case. My mother-in-law landed successfully as a PR a couple of weeks ago. We are fairly certain that my mother-in-law is with reunited with our family today because of your help!
Aaron Sarah Lovi Lovi
Aaron Sarah Lovi Lovi
17:57 08 Jan 21
For anyone searching for an immigration law firm Bellissimo Law Group is what you are looking for. Look no further. The process of immigrating to a new country can be a daunting one. You feel vulnerable and you don’t know what the future holds.I was in this position at one time seeking Canadian Permanent Residency on humanitarian grounds. Today due to my trust in Mario Bellissimo, Viola Gniadek and countless people behind the scenes I am about to receive a much cherished Canadian Residency.Viola, my consultant was my rock. She guided me through the process every step of the way.My family and I are grateful to Mario and Viola. My advice is hear them out, stay on task and you couldn’t be in better hands than with Bellissimo Law Group.Pamela I
Pam Iacurto
Pam Iacurto
23:10 03 Mar 21
Bellissimo Law Group is absolutely the best professional firm a person can wish for.They assisted me since my first work permit renewal, back in 2017, guiding me through all the process (my wife came after a few months).It has been a long journey, from there, to our PR status, which has been confirmed a few days ago.We are very grateful for all the work the firm has done.We were personally assisted by Michelle. She's professional and well-prepared.She has been a true guide through this long journey.All members of Bellissimo Law Group are excellent professionals.We strongly recommend this firm.I want to quote an old advertising sign of the firm that I saw a few years ago, and it is well impressed in my mind: "Stop worrying; start Living!"
Alex
Alex
15:40 19 May 21
Very professional, focused and responsive. Their vast experience helps in every aspect. Ms. Lijing Cao needs special mention for her skill and commitment.
Prasann Leanage
Prasann Leanage
02:04 17 Mar 21
Bellissimo Law Group is the best immigration law office in Toronto, and I strongly recommend it to everyone who wants to immigrate in Canada. The team is highly professional, extremely patient and courteous throughout the process. I personally had the best experience with every member of the team, and I am very happy because I could get the PR in record time. I would like to thank you Michelle Boeriu, who assisted my application from the beginning. She was very patient with me, very professional and courteous, and what is more important she would elaborate and pay attention to every single detail which at the end it would make the difference of a successful application.Also, I would like to thank you Mario Bellissimo for his absolute professionalism, and in my opinion he is the best immigration lawyer in Toronto.I am very happy that I worked with Bellissimo Law Group, and I would recommend it to everyone without any doubt.
Marjela Pernoci
Marjela Pernoci
15:23 07 Aug 21
Our experience with Bellissimo Law Group has been totally wonderful. They are unprecedented compared to other immigration attorneys we have worked with in the past. They represented us for my wife's Canadian Citizenship verification process and my Permanent Resident application. They are very thorough and made sure all the documents were well reviewed before submission resulting in a successful conclusion. I highly recommend that if you have a need for their expertise that you choose them as your representatives.
Garry Potvin
Garry Potvin
14:09 04 Sep 21
Bellissimo Law Group offer an outstanding quality in their services.The entire Team offers dedicate quality from end to end. They can be relied and Trusted .The entire team gives a Professional touch and you are so sure of Success.The Services what they offer is a Good Value for Money.They can be Trusted Blindly.
dwarakeshsuresh
dwarakeshsuresh
16:10 14 Aug 21
I highly recommend Bellissimo Law Group. I sponsored my wife in Canada, and Bellissimo Law Group was our representative. We had the best experience with them. Their team is highly professional, and responsive. My wife got the PR very fast, just in 9 months, and the process went smoothly.
Aleksander Dokollari
Aleksander Dokollari
14:22 07 Aug 21
We were delighted with the thorough process Bellissimo Law walked us through. They were a pleasure to deal with - responsive, knowledgeable and very helpful. 5 stars from us!
Emma Bray
Emma Bray
02:16 21 Aug 21
Ms Alexandra are the best and Ms viola is best and Ms Natalia also best &worked with you guys was friendly and professional. ,you guys all seemed very knowledgeable about the process. Everything went very smooth which was a big relief for me and my family. .that's why I can say you all number one super duper great people in the word :}and I got positive vibe talking over the phone or receiving email got positive vibe as well bravo 👏💙 and energy and viola gave an awesome advice, I love to recommend to every one please try this emigration lawyer ( bellissimo law group)🔥⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟 god bless,My dream comes true .thanks a lots for help me out 🙏
Afroz khan
Afroz khan
00:17 08 Oct 21
Highly recommended, it was a great honour to speak to Mr. Bellissimo. His advise was surely the best and informative. We would soon speak to them again. Thank you very much for your professionalism and honest judgements.
Mr Hasib
Mr Hasib
21:13 01 Oct 21
A great firm! Great lawyers! Only thing to mention would be that it's a large firm with several associates so make sure you're happy with who you've been assigned. Athena, Amanda, Kee-lee are all wonderful and had our application processed very quickly, once they took over the case from another associate.Would absolutely use them again and intend to in the future.
Ray
Ray
21:14 12 Oct 21