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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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.

Payal

I can't thank Devika enough. Devika and team has been very co-operative and active throughout my appliction process. I have had the best experience with BORDERS LAW FIRM. Devika's always given the bestest of the advice and helped making the right choice and decision. Thanks to the team for all their hard work and attention to detail.

Sarita Chai

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Borders Law Firm has provided us with Excellent Service. Devika Penekelapati, John Yoon, Brendan Sheridan, Emily Gerhard, and Oliver Mao (I hope I did not forget anyone), have worked overtime to help our family get "PR" status. Borders Law Firm, made sure that our applications were filled out correctly and all required information was received on time. Borders Law Firm, has helped us to achieve a New Beginning. Thank you, for all of your help. The Chai Family

Richa Jain

Our biggest dilemma while researching for an Immigration Consultant was someone we could trust and that could manage our application well. We are so glad to have found Borders Law Firm. Devika gave us exceptional guidance due to which we got ICT Work Permit approval. Big thanks and appreciation for Jenny Mao for such professionalism and dexterity shown while handling our application. Kudos to BLF team for their superb work and simply for the trustworthiness they have ..… Best Wishes !

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