I want to talk to someone about a permit to visit Canada. I am a U.S. citizen living in Mexico. My daughter has a work

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Customer: I want to talk to someone about a permit to visit Canada. I am a U.S. citizen living in Mexico. My daughter has a work permit from Alianz as a medical specialist living in Kitchener, Ontario. I have been in lockdown in Mexico in my apartment alone since Feb. 23. My daughter has been in lockdown in Canada since the start of March. She is my only living relative and I am her only living relative. I am 70 years old, of sound health and economically solvent. The separation has been extremely hard on both of us. I want to visit her for four to six months. I already have a ticket from Mexico City on Air Canada for Aug. 1. I will comply with the two-week quarantine and all other Canadian guidelines and laws. I understand that there are some exceptions for immediate family members to visit nonresident working foreigners in Canada for extended stays for immediate family members.
JA: What steps have you taken? Have you filed any paperwork with the government?
Customer: Yes, I sent an email presenting my case to
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer about this?
Customer: Yes, I sent an email request to***@******.*** on Monday, as did my daughter.
JA: Anything else you want the Lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: My daughter is a physician and I am fully aware of the severity of covid-19. I suffer from moderate asthma which is controlled through medication. My daughter got a permit to come to Mexico on Friday, July 10, and we have since both been in lockdown inside my apartment.
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Debra, Expert

Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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Debra, Expert

I am sorry to hear of this difficult situation. You are correct and it is possible that you can apply for and receive an exemption so that you can enter to visit your daughter who is in Canada on a temporary work permit.

Here is a link to the information that you will need:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html#unite-temporary

There you will see that the correct email address to ask for this exemption is:

*****@******.***

Please feel free to post back with any follow-up questions you may have. If you don't have any then I hope I have earned a 5 star rating but if you don't feel that I have please don't hesitate to reply back and let me know what more I can do to assist you. Finally, please know that even after you rate me I will be here for you and you can ask follow-up questions if you think of them later on at no further charge of course.

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I have already written to that address. As has my daughter. I wanted to know please if you as a lawyer could help me process this request? Thanks, Debra
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Debra, Expert

I am retired and if I thought a lawyer would help you I could suggest how to find one but honestly, this is all incredibly new and I tried to get through to anyone yesterday all day for one of my kids and could not. I literally tried all day.

Last I heard you would hear back in about five business days.

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Ok. That is basically what the website said. My daughter tried to have the Allianz lawyer look into it and he basically came up with the same obstacles. I spoke to the Canadian consul in Mexico and she was the one who gave me the website address. Like you said, this is all new and the rules seem to keep changing. I just thought it would be good to consult a Canadian immigration lawyer to get their take. I guess at this point all I can do is wait for the response, cross my fingers and pray. Anyway, thanks for your response. Just one last question: what do you think are the odds that I shall get a positive response (ie, an approval)? Thanks and all the best.
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Debra, Expert

I actually think that you will get it. The exemption is exactly for someone like you.

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Thank you. From you mouth to God's ears. Or at least to the ears of the immigration people. �� I truly appreciate your input. All the best and stay safe.
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That's one of my expressions!

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You are very welcome.

Please be sure to rate me before you leave the site so that I can receive credit for my work.

Thanks and take good care.

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