Sobirovs Helps Iranian Entrepreneurs Secure Canadian Work Permits

Client One, Client Two, and Client Three from Iran have recently obtained work permits through Canada’s Startup Visa program with the help of Sobirovs Law Firm, a leading business immigration law firm in Canada. The clients initially came to Sobirovs Law Firm with a Letter of Support from a Canadian-designated organization. However, the letter did not provide a comprehensive review of their information and even used an outdated form. The reasons why the clients were essential to the Canadian company were not clearly explained.

Strategic Advice and Readjustment of Clients’ Applications

Feruza Djamalova, a senior business immigration lawyer from Sobirovs Law Firm, took charge of the situation by reorganizing the clients’ pitch deck based on their individual backgrounds, determining their positions within the Canadian company, and presenting a convincing argument to the visa officer that all three clients were crucial to the success of the startup company. 

This effort led to the approval of work permits for 2 founders, while the third work permit is still pending. Sobirovs Law Firm then requested that the designated organization update its Due Diligence package and Letter of Support to ensure that it properly reflected the clients’ contributions.

Timeline of 3 Work Permit Applications

Client One’s work permit application was submitted on January 05, 2023. It was approved on February 23, 2023, although work permit processing times for applicants from Iran can take up to 40 weeks as of the time of writing this story.

Client One is a self-employed individual who could not prove that he had paid personal income tax or had employees in his home country. Although he had completed many projects, some of the documents he provided seemed irrelevant to the skills required by the Canadian company. However, with Sobirovs Law Firm’s guidance, they were able to highlight his relevant skills and experience and demonstrate his ability to perform the position in the Canadian company. Client Two’s work permit application was submitted on January 06, 2023, and was approved on February 27, 2023. This client’s application also included his wife and daughter, and all three were approved.

Client Two is the creator of the platform, which competes with Amazon. However, he had authorized another company in Iran to have sole authority to test the platform within the country. Sobirovs Law Firm worked to explain the relationship between Client Two and the Iranian and Canadian companies to ensure a successful application.

Client Three’s work permit application is still pending. We hope it will be approved, too, and that this client will join the other two partners in Canada.

How Can Sobirovs Help You Succeed in Startup Visa

Canada’s Start-Up Visa (SUV) program is an excellent opportunity for foreign entrepreneurs to obtain permanent residence in Canada through business immigration. Owners of innovative start-ups or established foreign companies may use this program to relocate to Canada along with other founding partners permanently, provided they meet the program’s requirements.

The requirements for the SUV program include obtaining a Letter of Support or investment commitment from one of the Designated Organizations in Canada, owning at least 10% of the shares in the startup, meeting the minimum English or French language skill at CLB level 5, and having sufficient funds to settle in Canada. One feature of the SUV program that stands out is the ability to apply for a work permit while your permanent residence application is being processed. Using this feature, the three Iranian startup partners plan to commence working on their innovative project in Canada as soon as possible.


Sobirovs Law Firm is dedicated to helping clients navigate the complexities of Canada’s business immigration system, including the Start-Up Visa program. With their expertise and guidance, clients like these Iranian entrepreneurs can successfully obtain work permits and achieve their business goals in Canada. If you’re a foreign entrepreneur interested in the Start-Up Visa program, it’s crucial to work with an experienced business immigration law firm like Sobirovs Law Firm.

Our team of legal experts can help you navigate the complex process, identify any potential issues, and provide clear and convincing explanations to the immigration officers, giving you the best chance of success. With the right support and guidance, you too can achieve your dreams of starting a successful business in Canada and obtaining permanent residence through the Start-Up Visa program. Contact Sobirovs Law Firm today to schedule a consultation and learn how they can help you achieve your goals.

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Lucia Lu
Lucia Lu
I cannot say enough good things about Sobirovs Law Firm’s exceptional team. My work permit application was quite complex and underwent numerous tests, including a rejection from the first attempt. Feruza developed a tailored strategy that contributed to the best chance of success in the resubmission, and her entire team presented my case with unparalleled expertise and genuine care. I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to Maggie, a phenomenal consultant who supported me in every step of the application, took the time to understand my unique situation and answered all my questions patiently. Her in-depth knowledge of the work permit program, proficiency in preparing my application and professional communication were reassuring and truly remarkable. Thanks to your team’s extraordinary work, I can now pursue my business goals in Canada with peace of mind. I am grateful for your hard work and the compassionate support you provided throughout this journey. You have my highest recommendation without any reservations.
Nomin Dunburee
Nomin Dunburee
I had the pleasure of collaborating with the highly skilled professionals at Sobirovs to achieve my goals. Feruza's extensive expertise was invaluable, as she guided me through the most suitable pathway for my business immigration. I am profoundly grateful for choosing Sobirovs and highly recommend their exceptional services!
Bimal Banik
Bimal Banik
I really appreciate Sovirovs professional services ,I am truly happy and satisfied with their team work .I wish them all the best
Amirov Temur
Amirov Temur
I am happy with the help I got from Sobirov Law Firm. They were always there for me : answering my questions and giving me support through the visa application process and with general immigration related questions. They made everything easier and were quick to respond whenever I needed them. I would recommend Sobirov Law Firm to anyone needing visa assistance for Canada. I trusted them, and did not regret! Thanks for all your help! I hope for further cooperation with you.
Yuri l
Yuri l
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Ms. Feruza Djamalova, Ms. Judy Le and the entire team of Sobirovs Law Firm for their highly professional and excellent work in the complicated process of obtaining approval of our application for the business immigration program. I had several previous refusals over the course of 5 years. At that point, I contacted Sobirovs Law Firm. Their knowledge, competence, and perseverance turned my application into a success! My case was dealt by Feruza and Judy and I sincerely appreciate what an incredible job they have done and how much they have helped us. I believe they have a special gift and talent for assisting their clients. I want to particularly thank Judy for her patience and attention to detail in our case and also for thanks to her diligence, skill and attention to detail. I highly recommend Sobirovs Law Firm to anyone who wants to move to Canada using Business Immigration Programs and is looking for an immigration law firm capable of making a dream come true. They are highly professional and specialized in this field. I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks for their support.
Syed Namdaar Ali
Syed Namdaar Ali
My experience with Sobirov's was very rewarding. Starting from LMIA to Work permit it was a smooth sail. The entire team especially Yulia prepared my case painstakingly. They guided me on every little detail. Special thanks to Feroza, Farukh, Madina and the entire team for making this happen.
Bhrushank Ved
Bhrushank Ved
I had an amazing experience with the Sobirovs in applying for my C11 Work Permit. Feruza, Maggie, Judy and Yulia planned every step of the way and made the process a breeze. Benjamin was also quite knowledgeable and assisted me with the business plan for my application. I recommend Sobirovs team if you plan to expand your existing business or start a new business in Canada. Highly recommended!
Senol Ercetin
Senol Ercetin
Dear Sobirovs Team, I would like to thank you (Yulia, Faruk, Feruza, Madina) for taking care of us closely in obtaining the necessary work permits for the establishment of the Canadian branch of our company and the necessary visas for our family. You have carried out a flawless process. With sincere regards
Rakesh Shrivastava
Rakesh Shrivastava
I had a great experience working with the Sobirov Law Firm. The entire team was professional, prompt, and meticulous in their approach. We started working with them on LMIA under GTS of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. The time it took from creation of an Incorporation to submission and approval of our application was around 8 weeks. Work Permit approval took another 2 weeks. They also helped us get shared office space since it was a new experience for us. They guided us in finding a payroll service provider and a realtor to help with the relocation of the foreign employee. My sincere thanks to Feruza Djamalova and Rakhmad Sobirov (Attorneys), and Yulia Kan (Team Lead).


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