Vancouver-Based Canadian and U.S. Immigration Lawyer

As part of its representation of foreign business and property owners, Roland Luo provides top-calibre advice for clients facing stressful issues at the Canadian/U.S. border. Founded by Roland Luo, the firm’s mission is to ensure newcomers and foreign nationals doing business in Canada receive fair, accessible legal services in their own language.

The team at Roland Luo offers swift, responsive assistance to clients with urgent border and immigration issues, including visa applications, border-crossing issues and inadmissibility, permanent residence (P.R.) status, and appeals to Canadian and US immigration tribunals and courts. The firm provides personalized, professional immigration services in English, French, and Chinese.

Issues at the Canada-U.S. Border (Inadmissibility)

Border issues can be highly stressful and require quick, decisive action. Roland Luo helps with urgent matters facing clients at the Canada-U.S. border, including situations where clients are stuck and are denied entry into Canada due to an administrative issue or admissibility concern.

The multi-lingual immigration team at Roland Luo assists with a broad range of border issues, including inadmissibility based on one of the following grounds:

  • Expired permanent resident (P.R.) card;
  • Glitches in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA, formerly NAFTA) system;
  • Security concerns;
  • Medical issues;
  • Criminal history, Canadian rehabilitation and U.S. waiver applications;
  • Renouncing U.S. citizenship in Canada;
  • Financial problems;
  • Misrepresentation in immigration/customs documents;
  • Having an inadmissible family member; and
  • Regulatory offences, including breaches of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act in Canada and the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act.

Complex Business Immigration

Roland Luo assists foreign business owners seeking to travel to Canada and conduct business in the Canadian market. The firm provides comprehensive business immigration advice to individuals and corporations, including:

  • Assisting short-term business visitors to travel to Canada for training, investment, or business development purposes;
  • Temporary residence applications;
  • Advising on citizenship application requirements;
  • Obtaining visitor visas for business owners’ family members;
  • Regulatory issues, including compliance and inspection matters; and
  • Admissibility issues.

Third Country National (TCN) & Other Visa Applications

Business owners seeking admission into Canada to work may use the Third Country National (TCN) visa procedure. The TCN visa is available for foreign nationals who are not citizens of the country they wish to enter (and work in). As with any visa, errors in the application process can create significant disruption to business operations and result in costly delays.

Roland Luo has extensive experience helping foreign business and property owners apply for Third Country National visas. The firm also assists with applications for other work permits, including Open Work and employer-specific permits.

U.S. Immigration Visas & USMCA/NAFTA

In addition to helping individuals and businesses enter the Canadian market, Roland Luo provides trusted advice and representation to those requiring U.S. immigration services. As a member of the New York legal bar, Roland Luo is knowledgeable in immigration and admissibility issues on both sides of the border.

The immigration team at Roland Luo assists clients with numerous types of U.S. visa applications, including E-visas, TN visas for professionals, and L1 visas for intra-country transfers.

E-Visas & Business Visitors to the U.S.

E-1 and B-1 visas are useful for gaining entry to the United States for various short-term, limited business purposes. Roland Luo assists clients with these visa applications, including those for:

  • E-1 visas for treaty traders for businesses/individuals from countries that have reciprocal treaties with the United States who require entry into the U.S. to trade goods or services;
  • E-1 visas for treaty investors for businesses/individuals planning to invest a significant amount of capital into an American company; and
  • B-1 visas for business visitors who require temporary entry into the U.S. to conduct business, including contract negotiations, training, or conferences.

T.N. Professional (USMCA) Visas

TN Professional visas allow certain professionals from Canada to work in the U.S. for up to three years at a time. These visas are part of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), formerly the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Applicants must be licensed as a recognized professional and prove “non-immigrant intent” to be eligible for T.N. Professional visa.

Roland Luo helps professionals in Canada obtain T.N. Professional visas, including:

  • Architects
  • Accountants
  • Engineers
  • Lawyers
  • Dentists
  • Pharmacists
  • Psychologists
  • Physicists
  • Post-secondary educators

L-1 Intra-Company Transfer Visas

As businesses expand between the Canada-U.S. border, they may need to relocate employees between the two countries. For some workers, this requires an L-1 intra-company transfer visa. These visas are available for executives, managers (or other employees with “specialized knowledge” of the business) who have worked for the Canadian branch of the company for at least one year in the three years before their application.

Roland Luo helps high-level employees and their families navigate the L-1 visa process to ensure that a company’s expansion to the U.S. is positioned for success, with its top talent able to work in the U.S.

Roland Luo: Providing Timely Immigration Law Advice in Vancouver

As a diverse, multi-lingual firm, Roland Luo offers top-tier immigration law services to clients from a spectrum of cultural backgrounds. By offering immigration solutions in Chinese, French, and English, the firm ensures newcomers and foreign business and property owners have exceptional representation in the Canadian legal system. When clients face stressful issues at the Canada-U.S. border, Roland Luo is available to take swift action to assist.

Based in downtown Vancouver, Roland Luo proudly serves a range of clients and communities across British Columbia and Canada. The firm’s founder, Roland Luo, is licensed to practice law in B.C. and New York. To discuss your matter with a knowledgeable immigration lawyer, contact the firm online or call 604-800-4628.