Frequently Asked Questions

1 What is a Canada Immigration Visa?
A Canada Immigration (Permanent Resident) Visa is a document which allows a person to live and work anywhere in Canada, and confers upon that person Permanent Resident status. It comes with certain responsibilities and may be revoked if the holder does not meet Canadian residency obligations, or is found guilty of serious criminal activity. A person who is a Canadian Permanent Resident may apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years.

I have heard that Canada Immigration Regulations have changed. How will I be affected?
Canada immigration regulations, laws and policies are constantly subject to change. The effect of these changes will vary considerably from one applicant to another, depending on the particular circumstances. The last significant change took place on June 26, 2010, at which time the Canadian Minister of Immigration announced important modifications to the Federal Skilled Worker category of Canadian immigration.

How is a Work Permit different from a Canada Immigration Visa?
A Work Permit allows an eligible visitor to reside and work in Canada for a limited period of time, and restrictions are usually placed on the type of employment which can be pursued. It will not, by itself, lead to Canadian Permanent Resident status. By contrast, a Canada Immigration Visa entitles its holder to live and work anywhere in Canada, enjoy many of the privileges of Canadian Citizenship, apply for Canadian Citizenship after 3 years and sponsor family members for Canadian Permanent Resident status.

Intra-company Work Visas
Executives, Senior Managers or workers with Specialized Knowledge, who have worked for a subsidiary, branch, parent or affiliate of a multi-national company, for at least one year in the last three, may be eligible to work for the related company in Canada.

Free Trade Agreements
There are special provisions for citizens of countries that Canada has entered into trade agreements with including the US, Mexico and Chile.

Provincial Nominees
Applicants approved by provincial governments may be able to obtain a work permit to start/manage a business in Canada. Skilled Workers with a Job Offer from a Canadian Company Foreign workers often require a Labour Market Opinion (LMO) from Human Resources and Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) before applying for a work permit. Employers usually have to advertise the job first and offer the workers the prevailing wage.

International Students
Students may be eligible for internship work permits if the internship program is a required element of their studies and not more than 50% of their program. Students may be eligible for one-time post-grad open work permit if they graduated from an eligible school and program. Graduates of 2 year programs or more can receive work permits up to 3 years.

Spouses and Common Law Partners
Spouses or common-law partners of work permit holders and student visas may be entitled to open work permits allowing them to work for any employer.

Live-in Caregivers
Live-in caregivers care for children, elderly persons or those with disabilities in private homes without supervision. Caregivers must have a job offer from a Canadian employer and a LMO. Caregivers must have completed a high school education equivalent to grade 12 in Canada and within the last three years, completed six months of full-time training in a field related to the job in Canada; or, must have completed twelve months of full-time paid employment in a field related to the work in Canada. The type of work in Canada should be in the same field as the training or work experience. Functional English or French is required.

What climate does the Czech Republic have?
The Czech Republic is located in a temperate climate zone on the boundary between the West European Ocean and East European Continental climate zones. This means that winters in the west of the Republic are milder and summers are colder. In the east winters are colder and summers warmer and dryer. The average temperature in summer is 20?C and -5?C in winter. You can find a summary of the weather and climatic conditions in this country here: http://freemeteo.com/default.asp?pid=15&gid=3068160&la=1

Does the Czech Republic use daylight saving time?
The clocks are moved twice a year in the Czech Republic. The clocks are always moved an hour forward on the last Saturday in March when so-called daylight saving time begins and an hour back on the last Saturday in October when standard time begins.

What time zone is the Czech Republic located in?
GMT+1 Where can I find a current list of cultural and sports events in the Czech Republic? Important cultural events held in the Czech Republic can be found on our website in the events calendar section. Events are classified according to individual portal sections. You can find another current list of events in the Czech Republic on the portal at www.kudyznudy.cz or at www.ticketpro.cz, www.ticketstream.cz.

What languages are spoken in the Czech Republic?
The official language in the Czech Republic is Czech. The most widespread foreign language is English. Older people frequently also speak German. As a result of a common past Slovak and Russian are also frequently spoken.

Must I have previous business experience or education?
The investor is not required to have any prior business experience. Likewise, the investor is not required to demonstrate any minimum level of education. The only requirement for the investor is that he or she has the required net worth and capital and prove that the funds are legal through proper documentation.

Must I speak English?
No. An investor should obtain the services of a translator to read our fund materials and contact our office for more information.

How many immigrant visas are allotted for this classification?
The EB-5 program allots 10,000 visas per year for aliens and family members whose qualifying investments result in the creation or preservation of at least tens (10) full-time jobs for U.S. workers. Of these, 5000 visas are set-aside for aliens who invest through regional centers.

What is a limited partnership?
A limited partnership is a business organization with one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. The general partners manage the business and assume legal debts and obligations while the limited partners are liable only to the extent of their investments. Limited partners enjoy rights to the partnership's cash flow, but are not liable for company obligations.

How is my limited partner interest protected?
The USCIS requires that some financial risk be involved so we cannot guarantee the return, but we do make every effort to minimize the amount of risk by making sure the investment is properly collateralized and that the partnership is in strong financial standing. Liberty West recommends investment opportunities to a partnership only after an extensive financial and project review. All limited partners will receive semi-annual reports with financial and partnership information. A limited partner can contact the General Partner to request any partnership information.

What are my risks?
Each limited partnership has specific risk factors that are included in the offering materials. Risk factors differ for each partnership but general risks include economic conditions, failure to meet job requirements, and denied immigration status under the USCIS EB-5 Immigrant Visa Program.

If my I-526 petition is denied, will I receive my funds back?
Yes. If the petition was denied, the full investment will be returned to the account of origin.

How do I find out if I am eligible to apply?
Then take a FREE initial check of your eligibility for our services and a more detailed assessment completed by our MARA Registered Migration Agents. How long does it take to get a permanent residence visa to immigrate to Australia? Every application is different and processing times largely depend on the type of visa being applied for. As a general rule however, it takes most applicants for permanent residence visas in Australia 9 to 18 months (including the time required to prepare the application before lodgments) to receive a decision on their visa application. Spousal cases and temporary work visas tend to be a little quicker at 3 to 6 months, while applicants requiring professional registration can take an additional 6 to 12 months to process.

Once approved, how long before I must move?
Normally, your arrival must be within one year from the date of your medical tests or police certificates, which occur during the processing of your Australian residence visa application. So, if you deduct part of the official processing time, you will generally be left with 6 to 12 months to land in Australia.The exception is for temporary visas, such as work visas, in which case you may only have a number of months to enter the country.

Will the immigration authorities or Embassy help me to prepare my application and make sure that everything is correct before applying?
No. This type of service is no longer provided by Government. The authorities exist to enforce the immigration law, make decisions on residence applications and to issue residence visas. Although basic information and application forms are available, the authorities are unable to provide independent advice and personalized guidance on your specific case. Only an Australian Registered Migration Agent can provide this kind of service.

Can the immigration authorities refuse my application?
Yes. A surprisingly large number of applicants are unaware how strictly the immigration regulations are enforced and are often unnecessarily refused or delayed due to technical errors on their application or by submitting the wrong supporting documentation. So the moral of the story is to seek the professional guidance and independent advice of a migration consultant before lodging an application for residence. Migration Agents exist to help you find the best way through the immigration maze and are highly effective in doing so.

Why should I study abroad?
Study abroad is an enriching and eye-opening adventure, where learning extends far beyond the classroom. The experience will expose you to new ways of thinking, living, and viewing the world. Benefits include the opportunity to learn about another culture firsthand, learn an entirely new language or become fluent in one you have already studied, you can travel, fulfill major and minor coursework requirements, and develop new intellectual pursuits, skills, and perspectives. By living within another culture, you are likely to gain a new understanding of, and perhaps even appreciation for, the Canada and its way of life. You can also expect to make friendships and create memories that will last a lifetime.

How will a study abroad experience enhance my employability after I graduate?
Employers increasingly seek graduates who have international experience, and a study abroad experience will enhance your employability. International knowledge, cross-cultural communication skills, flexibility, resilience, and the ability to adapt to new circumstances are skills enhanced through study abroad that are important to employers in various fields.

When should I start planning to study abroad?
Early planning is the key to successful study abroad. Hundreds of study abroad opportunities exist; they differ in location, duration, curriculum, language, degree of cultural immersion, cost, and many other factors. In order to find the program that is the right "fit" for your personal and academic objectives.

How will I choose the program that is right for me?
The possibilities for study abroad are abundant. Before researching programs you will want to have made some preliminary decisions as to the type of experience you want to have. Start by realistically assessing your academic and personal preparation and your objectives. Consider the following questions to help you think about the kind of study abroad experience that would be the right "fit" for you.


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