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Rachel Eta Brown
Rachel Brown is an associate in our immigration practice group, based in Toronto, and is responsible for our immigration clients from Sub-Saharan Africa. Called to the Ontario Bar and the Nigerian Bar, Rachel holds a Master of Laws degree in International Business Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, and a Bachelor of Laws from Igbinedion University, Nigeria. She practiced law in a leading law firm in Nigeria representing clients in commercial transaction disputes in superior courts of record in Nigeria. With the goal of international business in mind and prior to obtaining her masters in International Business Law, Rachel saw the need to attain the proper foundation in business administration. As a result, she completed a one-year post degree diploma program in North Island College in British Columbia.
Rachel has been working with Pace Law Firm since 2012 and has worked closely with The Honourable Gerry Weiner, P.C., a former Minister of Immigration Canada, a former Minister of Multiculturalism Canada and Secretary of State of Canada. She travels regularly to Africa, to meet with high net worth individuals to assist them with their investor immigration applications to Canada and other parts of the world.
CLIENT SUCCESS STORY
Canadian Citizenship Success Story
One bright sunny afternoon in summer of 2016, a potential client called Rachel Brown to represent her before the Immigration Refugee and Citizenship Canada in applying for Canadian citizenship. Rachel arranged to meet with the client for consultation. Our client is a permanent resident of Canada for over 40 years and has since resided in Canada. Obviously, our client is way overdue to become a Canadian citizen. Rachel submitted her application May 2016, received acknowledgment of receipt of application June 2016, received a request for police clearance certificates October 2016 and the application was finalized December 2016. Our grateful client took the Oath of Citizenship on January 1, 2017.
In the words of our client:
“Dear Rachel, thank you so much for your assistance in helping me obtain my Canadian Citizenship. I have really enjoyed getting to know you”.
Please be advised that although it took 8 months to finalize the application. Effective Fall 2017, IRCC will begin processing citizenship applications expeditiously and the residency requirement is now reduced to 3 years out of the most recent 5 years, taking into consideration, the time prior to becoming a permanent resident. To learn more about the recent changes, see Rachel’s blog.
Rachel also assisted the client in renewing her permanent resident card. The said application took 3 months processing.