Taking help from a professional immigration consultant for your visa application can save a lot of time and mental work. But how to choose the right one remains an essential question as the success of your immigration file depends a lot on this one aspect. One must find an immigration consultant that won’t mess up with your application and add ease to the overall process.
In March 2020, research revealed that the regulatory body College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants is implementing strict rules and regulations against immigration fraudsters. The regulatory body also conducts public awareness activities regularly to boost awareness among people planning to immigrate to Canada and those who have already arrived in Canada.
The research had shown that in India alone, 90% of the self-proclaimed immigration consultants misguide and cheat the immigration aspirants by making false commitments of having an RCIC agent as the authorized representative.
You can check if a person is licensed to represent immigrants or to give advice.
• Citizenship or immigration consultants must be a member of Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
• Lawyers or notaries must be a member of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society, or the Chambre des notaires du Québec
• Paralegals (Ontario only) must be members of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
If they are not members in good standing, you should not use their services.
You can check the authenticity of your immigration consultant in the link given below:
Here are a few things that you can consider while choosing an immigration consultant for your immigration application:
Do your research- you must do in-depth research about your immigration consultant through multiple sources. Check their website, read their reviews, try to get in touch with their clients; doing all these can safeguard you from any fraud. Visit the firm, analyze their behavior, and ask as many questions as possible before handing over anything to them.
Check their documents- check all their registered documents yourself instead of just believing in what they say. Check whether the firm is lawfully registered. Search for another consultancy if you find anything fishy or doubtful. Never fall into the trap of fraud agents that can make you sign blank immigration application forms and use them for their benefit.
Learn about immigration rules- it is critical to know about the immigration rules of the country you are planning to immigrate to. Check them carefully before visiting any consultant. Consider taking services from consultants that are older in the industry and have served many clients. You can get accurate reviews about an agent through both online and offline sources.
Don’t believe in fake promises- never ever believe in immigration agencies that give employment guarantee. Agents making big and false promises must be avoided at any cost. Job opportunities in foreign countries depend on your skills, not on the promises of fake consultants.
How Abhinav can provide Authentic RCIC Agent Services?
As stated in the fraud prevention guidelines, there are mainly three clauses that one needs to follow:
• Agreement must carry the name and number of the RCIC agent
• Agreement must be between the client and the Licensed Immigration agent (not with the company)
• Form 5476 must be signed with the claimed RCIC agent.
For over 25 years, Abhinav Immigration Services has established a successful track record of providing authentic and legal services to immigration aspirants. To maintain the legacy of genuine visa services, Abhinav has a proud association with Mr. Harit Kapahi, our authorized RCIC agent (R533671), who adheres to every guideline of ICCRC. visit: www.abhinav.com