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Michael H. Niren

President & CEO, Managing Partner of Niren and Associates (MHNPC)

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Mr. Niren is President and CEO of VisaPlace LLC and the President and Managing Partner of VisaPlace Legal Canada*, an immigration law firm based in  Toronto, and "VisaPlace Legal US" a law firm registered in The District of Columbia, USA. 

Mr. Niren is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association’s Citizenship and Immigration Section, American Lawyers Association, and an Associate Member of the American Bar Association.

He is an accomplished and sought-after public speaker and is often called upon by the national and international media as an authority on immigration current events.

Mr. Niren’s media interviews and appearances in both Canada and the US include The Boston Globe, New York Daily News, CTV, Global News, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, and CBC. He also has published articles on immigration-related topics including RealClearMarkets and is a contributor to the Huffington Post.

Mr. Niren is considered an industry leader, a professional businessman, a team coach, and an organizer with very strong entrepreneurial skills. Under his leadership, VisaPlace Legal has become an award-winning and leading immigration law firm in Toronto, as well as one of the largest immigration law firms in Canada. VisaPlace Legal is the recipient of numerous Public Service Awards for the Top Immigration Law Firm in Toronto as well as many other global immigration awards. The law firm has successfully processed many thousands of visa applications.

As CEO of VisaPlace LLC, Mr. Niren has assembled a highly talented US and Canadian-based team to roll out customized immigration client acquisition and distribution technology to service immigration solution providers worldwide.

Michael Niren is the CEO and founder of: VisaPlace, VisaPlace Legal Canada, and VisaPlace Legal USA.

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Belinda Maraj

Our experience with the team at VisaPlace has been absolutely amazing. Special thank you to Nadia Bakhtiari whom we had the pleasure of partnering with. Nadia was attentive, empathetic, knowledgeable, professional, friendly and accessible. She provided guidance and kept us in the loop every step of the way. We were so impressed with the professionalism and exceptional client experience from VisaPlace that we partnered with them for both our PR application and our citizenship application. Thank you VisaPlace and thank you Nadia!

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betty klassen

We were switched legal teams 3 times within our time there.( This was not our doing) We weren’t impressed at all with the service almost all the way through our experience. Our review would have been 1 star. The response time was awful. To get in contact with our attorney was so difficult. And not thorough. Almost at the end, when we were almost ready to file, we got switched again, but this time, we are thankful. The attorney we got then was Andrew Diamond. He is fantastic and the reason for the 5 star rating. This is his rating. He was phenomenal. Absolutely amazing and prompt with response time and very knowledgeable, thorough and so helpful. We couldn’t have asked for better. Thank you Andrew for all you did for us!

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Arash Sorkhabi

I’m satisfied with the expertise and professionalism with which my case was managed and handled. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the firm for its support. Although it has been a long process time due to Covid, Nadia has always been one of the first people to guide me step by step through the path during this stressful and unprecedented time. I strongly recommend VisaPlace to anyone seeking legal counsel.

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Sarb walia

I am thrilled to share that , We have just got our Permanent residence status under humanitarian and compassionate category. It was great experience to get professional service from visaplace. All team members very knowledgeable, hard worker, polite and professional. Special thanks to Yasmeen Ali, who always guide me through out processs. Its not easy task to get positive output in HM Category. I am highly recommend visaplace for any kind of immigration needs.

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Shannon Wilde

Applying for my E2 Visa was so overwhelming for me. As soon as I engaged VisaPlace all that worry and stress was gone. They guided me through the entire process and set me up for success! I would 100% recommend using them for any of your Visa Needs.

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Julia Rood

I reached out to VisaPlace kind of on a whim, knowing that I needed to apply for permanent residency in order to stay with my spouse and our two cats. They were immediately and incredibly responsive, and almost instantly made me feel that I was dealing with professionals who cared about my case.

I reached out to them August last year, and today got the confirmation that my permanent residency has been approved. The people I worked with in VisaPlace stuck with me through the whole process, answering any questions and assuaging any fears that I had about the process, my application, or what I needed to do. Even when my anxiety made me snappy (I apologized immediately!) they handled my case and me with professionalism and compassion. Immigration is a stressful, scary process. I wanted professionals who knew the ins-and-outs so that I had the best chance of being able to come to Canada.

And now, I get to stay in Canada with my partner of nearly 10 years, and I couldn’t be happier. I would absolutely recommend this service to anyone who wants immigration help! A big thank you, especially, to Alejandra and Nadia for handling my case. I’m so lucky to have had your help!

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Sanjida Prima

Had a great experience working with the people at VisaPlace for a Permanent Residency application! The team I dealt with (Nadia B., Krisztina T., Mansi S.) was extremely knowledgeable, prompt and handled the case with care. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone in need!