Refugees wave through a bus window as they prepare to cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing of Masnaa.
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On the other hand, there are companies like Quick Line that offer assistance with filling out and submitting visa applications.Aryan said many of the firm's clients have succeeded in traveling.He referred The Daily Star to one Syrian client who had successfully applied for a visa to Australia. Khalaf, a Syrian who has been in Lebanon since 2012 and asked that his family name not be used, told The Daily Star that he had been thinking of paying a smuggler to take him to Europe, but hesitated over the danger of drowning at sea. He heard about Quick Line from friends who had signed up with them – although none, so far, have succeeded in traveling – and so he went to the company's office a few weeks ago.Salam Abdel-Samad, a Beirut-based attorney whose practice includes assisting people in applying for immigration to Canada, said his firm screens all clients and accepts only those whose cases are deemed likely to succeed, which are then referred to a partner firm in Canada.
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