I want to bring my spouse into Canada.
Congratulations! You’ve met that special someone; but they’re not from Canada. Trying to figure out how to bring them here, or have them stay permanently? Confused by the information on Immigration Canada’s website? Unsure which category best suits you; married, common-law, conjugal partner? Do you want to travel or work while your application is in process? There are lots of different combinations to figure out.
Let us help you sort through all the confusion by laying out the options for your future. Check out the links on this page for more resources and testimonials from past clients to see if we’re the right fit for you. When you’re ready, book a consultation so we can help you make an informed decision that makes sense for both of you.
Claudia & Andeks
Little did I know that a year ago when I Googled ‘Best immigration lawyer’ that I would be writing a review for the same law firm that popped up first. I read all the reviews on Jennifer’s website and liked what I read. When we
found out that she was in Kitchener; even better. My husband and I knew we needed to get some advice on how I could become a permanent resident without being deported – as I’d stayed longer than I was supposed to.
We liked Jennifer right from the consultation. She told me that they could do this; and we believed them. We liked her personality – anyone who can make me laugh when I’m stressed is good in my books. We knew that it was
going to be expensive, but every dollar we spent was worth it.
We now live several hours away from the office but they still made it easy for us. That’s the word that we think of when we think about the office, easy. They were flexible with appointments, worked out a payment plan when
we couldn’t pay everything at once, and were always available to communicate with us when we needed it. They asked us for what documents we had and then took care of the rest. We’re glad that we didn’t see Jennifer a lot during the processing of our file – that meant that things were going smoothly. We knew that she was still overseeing things if there was a problem.
We trusted them that they would take care of it – and they did. We thought we might be able to do this on our own but we didn’t want the headache and hassle. We wanted to follow their instructions, provide what they asked for; and then let them do it.
We’ve already recommended them to others. If you need PR or have any immigration questions, go there. They’re the people to see. They’ll make it easier for you. We both love that there are people there we can speak Spanish with – as it’s just a little taste of our heritage.
When they told me that I was going to become a permanent resident on Thanksgiving weekend, I had to scream a bit. Now I can travel, work to contribute to our family, set down roots with our own home etc. Although we’ve been together for over five years, this is the real beginning of our life together. There’s no more worry about being separated. Our clock starts now.
Thanks Jennifer and team for getting us here.
Claudia & Andeks
My husband and I are so VERY grateful to Jennifer and her team for working hard to help us obtain permanent residency for myself in Canada, so our little family could grow and thrive TOGETHER in Canada. It has been a long, tiresome, and stressful road for our little family and we appreciate Jennifer and her team’s thoroughness, thoughtfulness, understanding, and diligent work in getting us here. We are SO glad to have them share in our happiness. We would certainly recommend them to those in need! From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!
Richard and Dee
I came from Northern Ireland to visit my sister in Ontario. I met, and fell in love with, her friend Dee, who is now my wife. I thought being a former police officer gave me a good enough read on people to avoid being scammed. However, that wasn’t the case. I fell for someone offering to assist me with my permanent residency who called me every Sunday morning. That should have been a red flag, but it wasn’t. Not surprisingly, after I paid my ‘deposit’, I never heard from them again.
I knew that I wouldn’t make that mistake again. We asked for referrals from other lawyers in Dee’s town and one of them recommended Jennifer Roggemann in Kitchener. We wanted to have a consultation in a real office in front of
a real person to make sure she was legit. She gave us all the details and earned our trust. We decided to hire her and her staff to negotiate the system for us. There’s no other way around it; we couldn’t have done this process by ourselves. It’s too involved and we didn’t want to fuss with all the details.
Everything in our experience with the office was very good. The staff is very friendly and we felt right at home. They responded to all our questions and did a great job for us. There was some frustration when Immigration introduced biometrics and we got sort of stuck in the messy rollout of that. However, they helped us get the appointment we needed.
If you want it done right, you have to pay for it. Jennifer isn’t the cheapest option, but so much better than the scam I fell for that left me with nothing!
We would be happy to recommend Jennifer and her staff to others. This immigration process is the sort of thing you have to get done right. You need to go to someone you can trust, who knows the way to get things sorted. Jennifer knows what she’s about and is up on all the latest laws and regulations.
Now Dee and I are able to enjoy our retirement together. We can travel, stay home and host our families, take a nap in the afternoon; just enjoy our lives together. No more worry about having to leave to maintain my status
as a visitor. Now this is home.
Richard and Dee
Anna and Anh
I first came to Jennifer’s office on the recommendation of a family friend. I was having trouble with my Post-Graduate Work Permit back in 2016. Jennifer was very helpful in sorting out my situation and so when it came time for figuring out how to get permanent residency, she was the one we turned to.
Shortly after I first went to see Jennifer, I met My Canadian husband Anh. In the spring of 2018 we went together for a consultation with Jennifer once we were engaged. Anh had a refused sponsorship application before and so we knew we didn’t want to do this on our own. His previous experience, with another representative, didn’t give him high hopes of Jennifer being able to help us. However, after our first consultation with Jennifer, he completely changed his mind. Both of us liked the detailed plan she presented us and he said ‘we should do this – I think they’ll do great for us”. We hired Jennifer and were 100% glad we did.
The process was less stressful and went very smoothly, even with both of our previous application hiccups (individually) in the past. The entire office is friendly, organized and very professional. We didn’t have a lot of concerns or questions because they were so thorough in preparing us for each step along the way.
We had complete confidence in them and that was invaluable. It gave us less stress as we were going through the process. We’ve already recommended them to others telling them that Jennifer and her whole team will make sure everything is done properly. You’ll be 100% good to go before they file. They were on point with everything with us and were very transparent about what they were doing.
Overall as a team, everyone we dealt with was equally great. We’d like to give a shout out to the whole office. It didn’t matter who we saw in a particular meeting, the same values and professionalism were there across the entire team. It was a great process, start to finish.
Now I’m a permanent resident here, after being here for six years. If we tried to do this by ourselves, we would have really struggled. Now we can plan our future; trips, travels, bringing my family here… the future is bright.
Thanks to everyone for getting us here.
Anna and Anh
My brother-in-law was a client of Jennifer’s and he had me tag along during one of his appointments to see Jennifer. I knew she’d done a good job for both my brother-in-law and his parents and so I had confidence that she could help me as well.
All of my immediate family is now here in Canada, I was the last one to get permanent residency and so I didn’t want there to be any mistakes. I hired Jennifer and I’m glad I made that decision. I faced some unforeseen complications during the processing of my PR application and I was so glad to have Jennifer to help me navigate the system to make sure everything worked out smoothly. I give her a ’10 out of 5’ rating for how she handled my complications.
During my time as their client, they were very transparent and gave me clear information – not too much to overwhelm me or too little to make me confuse myself. I appreciated the mix of email and in-person meetings to make sure that we were on the same track.
The value they gave for me I think of like a light shining into a dark tunnel. I didn’t have a clue how the system works and they helped illuminate what I needed to know. Every person that I met with was excellent and I’ve already recommended them to others.
I tell people they are the experts in their field. You’ll get the right information for your situation. When people ask me for advice, I point them to Jennifer. I tell them ‘just go see her in person. It will be faster and clearer than talking with friends or looking online’.
I’m thankful that Jennifer and her team were there when I most needed it. It was a very anxious situation but I was in good hands and so the biggest load was shouldered by Jennifer and her team, not me. Thank you.
I had tried to sponsor my husband before when I lived in another city. When my application was refused, I didn’t know what to do. The person who had assisted me with my application, helped me search online for a lawyer in my
new city and I decided to spend the money on a consultation with Jennifer.
Lawyers are expensive but I didn’t see anything but my need to have my husband here with me. After that first meeting, I had something I hadn’t had in a long time – hope. Jennifer explained everything to me, how it wasn’t going to be easy, but it was possible. I decided to hire Jennifer to help me. It seemed to take a long time to get all my documents ready to file but after we filed, the process seemed really quick. They prepared us for an interview, as we knew that we would have one because we’d applied before.
This time, our interview went really well and within 11 months of us filing, including our interview, my husband is now here beside me. Jennifer and her team really cared about me and my husband as people, not just clients. They helped me see to my health and gave me hope – which was the best medicine they could give. Everyone in the office really wanted to help us and they made the process as easy as possible.
It is a lot of money, so it depends on your situation if you can hire her. However, at least go and get accurate information so that you can decide what’s best for you.
Now that my husband is here, our life can begin. We want to have a family and start our dreams together of a small house, children and to be happy with my family. Thank you Jennifer and team for helping us make that happen.
Shishir & Katie
My wife and I came to Jennifer’s office on the recommendation of my mother-in-law’s lawyer in Guelph, Ontario. We were looking for help with getting my permanent residency and wanted to talk to a professional. I had used a consultant who was based in Vancouver for my previous study permits, and I wasn’t really happy with them. We did call other people but they were very brief on the phone, and seemed a bit sketchy. We came in for a consultation with Jennifer and both of us felt we were in good hands.
The only caveat I would tell people is that it isn’t cheap. But; it’s worth it. I received my PR within 7 months of filing with no questions or further requests from Immigration Canada. My wife was doing her Masters and it was too much for us to do on our own. Jennifer and her team are professional, organized and trustworthy. They are also kind and approachable and treated us with respect. They answered any questions promptly and gave us peace of mind to live our lives.
They certainly provided value for us. They were open with the costs and the timeline for us to pay those charges. We knew what we were getting in to. We would be happy to recommend Jennifer and her team to someone else. They get the job done and we didn’t have to worry about anything. They took the stress out of the process and gave us peace of mind that we weren’t alone.
Now I’m a permanent resident here and my wife and I have our lives ahead of us. Options for further schooling, family, careers – all of these are available to us now. Thank you Jennifer and team; you helped us to have the freedom to choose our future adventures together.
Shishir & Katie
Gary & Diana
I came to Jennifer because we needed help. We had tried a couple of times to get my then girlfriend to come for a visit to Canada. We’d been refused both times, and we found the IRCC website confusing. We wanted someone to assist us with figuring out the system. One of the most valuable things that Jennifer gave us was insight into how the system works, and doesn’t work. I thought I had educated myself, but I learned about Immigration’s perspective from Jennifer and her team.
I came in for a consultation, as Diana was overseas, and Jennifer gave me options. Originally we were going to try to have Diana come on her own through the economic stream but; by then, our relationship had progressed to where we knew we wanted to be together and decided to get married. Jennifer then recommended that we go the spousal sponsorship route and that it would be about 12 months. They succeeded in that time frame!
They are expensive; but I realized that my remaining life span is shorter than my wife’s and I wanted to spend as much time as possible with her. Therefore, we went with the experts. Everyone in the office was good to me – and to Diana overseas. We would have liked a bit more regular communication during the waiting period because we were anxious about how our file was progressing. However; they were always available by phone or email and got back to us quickly with answers to our questions.
Would I recommend Jennifer to others – of course. I’d tell them ‘you want success? Look at our case’. They operated within the time frame they set out and it’s now a reality.
For Diana and me, our life started on May 3, 2019. That’s the day she became a permanent resident. We’re so happy together. Now our lives can truly be shared, no more quick visits and long separations. She’s making my house a home again. It’s fantastic; there’s laughter, music and life again. I’ve gained not only a wife, but a whole extended family overseas.
We were prepared to sell all our asset in Canada and moved to the Philippine where we would live together. We are now privileged to have a vacation home there if we visit Diana’s parents and family. Now we know that we can always come home together.
Thanks Jennifer and team for your help to make this life a reality.
Gary & Diana
Kyle & Ashton
I met my wife online, and we visited each other a few times. On one visit I was refused entry at the border. That denial really started us thinking about how to do this immigration process so that we could be together. I had figured out that I could come and visit for six months, but we didn’t know what to do next. After I’d been here for about four months, and we knew that we wanted to be together, we started going to lawyers in Stratford, where Ashton lived, and ask about how to do this process. The name we were given was – Jennifer Roggemann – as the woman to see. We checked out her website online, and gave her a call.
We’d talked to a lawyer in London and he wanted to do everything by phone or email. We didn’t want that out of fear that it could be a scam and that we might run into a lot of confusion. Instead, we wanted a more personal touch, reassurance. Our first meeting was in person and we liked what we saw. It’s a personable place and Jennifer walked us through the process. They were fairly local to us and accessible by phone and email.
We’re glad that we hired them to walk us through this process. They’re friendly, thorough and professional. It was reassuring to have people helping us who had gone through the process themselves.
Without Jennifer and her team, I would have left a year ago and been unsure how to come back. Once we started here, we knew what we had to do; we had a plan and hopes for the future. We could set goals.
Both Ashton and I are happy to recommend Jennifer and her team to others. They get the job done. They do what they say they’ll do. We can assure any future clients that they will be served as well as we have been.
I now have confidence in my status here in Canada. I’m a permanent resident. I’m allowed to live here with my wife. I can build a future and a life with the woman I love. I belong. I no longer feel like I have to hide or worry about being forced to leave – even though I always had some status here.
Thank you Jennifer and team for getting us here.
— Kyle & Ashton
Reece and Rebecca
My mom gave my now wife and I a great Christmas gift. She gave us a consultation with Jennifer. Both of us were overwhelmed by the minutiae of the process; and the options we had to have Rebecca stay here with me. We really didn’t know where to start. As we’ve told others since, Jennifer’s office is a great place to start.
Neither of us had a lot of experience with lawyers but Jennifer and her team are the opposite of a ‘stereotypical lawyer’. She’s frank and honest and really cares about her clients. We really liked the fact that everyone in the office has been touched by immigration in some way and they understand how it feels to go through this process.
The immigration process is onerous and there is still a lot of work to be done if you hire someone to help you. However, through every interaction we had with the office we felt supported and guided. They are very approachable and always only a quick email or phone call away if we had a problem.
Yes, it’s a significant investment as far as money goes. We didn’t really shop around a lot because we liked what we heard and felt right from our first meeting with Jennifer. I would pay it again just for the peace of mind they gave us. Both of us had complete confidence that if there was a problem, which there wasn’t, they would be on top of it. As my wife so aptly said, “you get what you pay for with health care, funerals and lawyers – those aren’t things you skimp on”.
We’ve already recommended them to friends. We tell them; first of all, we’ve vetted them and know them. They’ve done nothing but help us without any b.s. and with total professionalism. They don’t beat around the bush – but they really care about you, not just as a client but as a human being as well.
They kicked our butt when we needed it but never gave us the impression that we were wasting their time. They encouraged us and answered our questions so that we understood what we needed to do.
Now it’s complete and my wife is finally able to say this is her home. She left a lot behind both emotionally and physically to be here with me. Now our future is here together building our lives. When it comes time to think about Canadian Citizenship, there’s only one place we’ll call.
Thanks so much Jennifer and team for helping us be together here in Canada without worry.
— Reece and Rebecca
Taylor and Holly
I’m a Canadian and my American wife and I have been living in the USA. We wanted to return to my home country and were thinking of settling near family in the Waterloo area. I’m one of those techie guys who can see if people are ‘inflating’ their Google ratings. I was impressed by the high integrity of their reviews. We called on the phone and the person was pleasant and very knowledgeable.
We really appreciated, as we were in the USA, that we have conducted all of our business over skype and email. We did appreciate the face-to-face interactions of skype that gave us a really good ‘gut feeling’ about Jennifer and her team. Our consultation was very informative and laid out the options and a plan for us, but there was no pressure to use their services.
Both Holly and I were impressed with that first meeting. We didn’t really go searching any further. We’d found our professional. When we’d done my immigration to the US, we started off doing it ourselves. We knew that we didn’t want to do that again. We’d been forced to be apart for a while and it was just a nightmare. We knew that we wanted help and we’re pleased with Jennifer and her team.
We appreciated that we would get confirmation emails after meetings so that we could review things that we thought we understood at the time, but needed to review again later. They were very concise and informative and friendly. Our questions were answered very quickly – once even over a weekend, which we weren’t expecting!
We really valued the honesty and peace of mind that having someone to turn to; that had our back should any problem arise. We got the results we wanted in pretty much the time frame Jennifer estimated.
This immigration experience could not have been more different than our previous one. Everything went very smoothly and when we got the request for Holly’s passport we were jumping for joy. Our future is in Canada and now we’re able to move there together.
Thank you Jennifer and team for helping us take the next steps in our life journey together.
— Taylor and Holly
Molly and Ralph
I think I heard an ad on the radio that sent me to check out Jennifer’s website. My husband and I were looking for someone to take care of the process of me being able to live with him here in Canada. I read some of the reviews on the website and called the office. I really liked the receptionist and how she spoke to me. Ralph had the name of a couple of places in Toronto that did the whole process by email but I really didn’t like the vibe I got from them when I called. It was totally different with Jennifer’s office.
We came in for a consultation with Jennifer; and that meeting sold us on the firm. Jennifer is a forthright, down to earth woman. She doesn’t put on fancy ‘lawyer airs’ and never talked down to us. Ralph was sold and so was I. Everyone we worked with at the office was caring and warm.
This isn’t a three-piece-suit sort of office. We felt comfortable and welcomed. Both Ralph and I appreciated how approachable they were. We felt like they were genuinely working for us – not that they were doing us a favor – as I’ve felt in some other lawyer’s offices. We really felt like they cared about us as people and about the work that they were doing for us.
We would recommend them, and have done so. They do what they say. They did things for us that we couldn’t do for ourselves. We were both impressed with the way they were able to tell our story for us to immigration. Our processing was completed in less than six months and now I’m a permanent resident here, able to stay with my husband for as long as I want. No more making sure I don’t overstay my time here as a visitor. I can now work and live here with my husband.
They were worth the money we spent and we’re both glad to be able to get on with our lives. Thanks Jennifer and staff for helping us get here.
— Molly and Ralph