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Saba Naqvi, J.D.

Partner & National Practice Leader, Immigration Services

Executive summary

Saba is a Partner & National Practice Leader of  BDO Canada's Immigration Services. Saba, a lawyer licensed both in the province of British Columbia and the state of California, is uniquely qualified to provide immigration law expertise relating to both Canadian and US immigration matters.

Saba has over 15 years of experience practising immigration law, and prior to joining BDO, Saba built successful cross-border immigration practices at two highly regarded Vancouver law firms.

Saba regularly represents corporate and individual clients on a variety of business and employment-based immigration matters including applications for temporary work permits under international trade agreements such as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (formerly “NAFTA”), Global Talent Stream applications, intracompany transferees, and investor visas. When her clients are ready to transition to permanent residence, Saba guides them through the intricacies of provincial nominee programs, various streams of Express Entry and other immigrant categories.

Saba also works with clients on spousal sponsorships, citizenship matters and inadmissibility issues, including non-immigrant waivers to the US.

Saba's clients rely on her solution-oriented approach to assist them in navigating and engaging in strategic planning to pre-empt complex Canadian and US immigration issues before they arise.

Saba's clients span across industries including IT, visual effects, gaming, natural resources, energy, entertainment, professional sports, and financial services.

Saba has previously served as Chair of the Canada Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She authors the Immigration Chapter in the Annual Review of Law & Practice published by the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and is a frequent presenter on immigration topics.

Saba is based out of the Vancouver office of BDO Law LLP.

Professional affiliations

Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member, State Bar of California
Member, Canadian Bar Association
Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Professional designations and education

J.D., Law, Southwestern Law School (2000)
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Toronto (1996)

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