Devika Penekelapati is a Founding Partner and current Managing Partner of Borders Law Firm.

Ms. Penekelapati is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Citizenship & Immigration Law. She has extensive experience representing clients on all types of Canadian immigration matters before Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canadian consulates around the world, the Immigration Appeal Division, and the Federal Court of Canada. Ms. Penekelapati has extensive experience assisting corporations to bring skilled workers to Canada, employing a number of work permit strategies such as Labour Market Impact Assessments, NAFTA permits and Intra-Company applications. She assists each individual by crafting a comprehensive immigration plan, starting with an initial temporary visa and ending with Canadian citizenship if so desired. She advises on all federal and provincial immigration programs, creating strategies that are uniquely suited to each person’s circumstances.

In addition, Ms. Penekelapati has a proven record representing clients who find themselves in unusual or difficult situations, including last-minute pre-removal negotiations before the Canadian Border Services Agency, complex humanitarian and compassionate ground applications, as well as In-land family class applications for individuals who are out of status and Temporary Resident Permits for individuals who are inadmissible to Canada. She has assisted a great number of family class applicants with spousal and parental sponsorship applications, helping them bring their loved ones to Canada. Her diverse cultural background and fluency in multiple South Asian languages (Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu and Punjabi) has made her a sought after adviser within Toronto’s diverse multicultural society. She has obtained law degrees from both McGill University and the University of Ottawa. Ms. Penekelapati is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Law Section, the South Asian Bar Association, and the Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce.

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Rajvir Singh

We hired Devika mam's service for Judicial Review and they have done a fabulous work for us all the staff is super..oliver who assisted devika mam in our case also done very hard work..we highly recommend BORDERS LAW FIRM in any kind of immigration matters.

Arjun Vegesna

Absolutely delighted with John from this firm with the way he counselled with suitable options available for me on migration to Canada, documentation submissions, query resolutions, visa processing and continued personal support and follow up until the last step. Would recommend this firm for anybody blindly looking for immigration help. They would guide you with complete transparency and professionalism.

Teresa F.

Borders Law Firm is my far the best experience I have had. After consulting and meeting with other immigration lawyers, I really felt confident with this firm. I have worked with Jenny Mao over the past year and I am happy to say that she has helped me out immensely and I am extreme grateful for not only her professionalism, but for her hard work and determination. I highly reccomend Borders Law Firm. From my experience, they are the best in the GTA.

Khalil Ahmad

I have had a great experience with Borders Law firm through out my son's citizenship and my wife's PR application. Devika, John Yoon, and Brendan are well knowledgeable and always gave the best advice. John Yoon, I can't thank you enough he made sure all the paper work is in order and dealing with 3 different department at the same time at he tail end of my wife's PR application, always there to answer my questions even after hours. John was just wonderful though out I have had a great experience with Borders Law Firm and I would strongly recommend this firm.

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