Don’t be a victim of Immigration Fraud

Is your immigration consultant Authorised ?:

You have decided to hire an immigration consultant to help you with your Canadian immigration needs. But have you checked whether the immigration consultant you want to work with is properly authorised by the relevant regulatory body?

Please do ensure to read full contents below to comply with terms and conditions.

Who is ICCRC ?:

ICCRC is the national regulatory authority created by the Canadian government to protect the public who want to take services and help of Canadian Immigration Consultants for various Canada immigration matters.

Canadian immigration law outlines that immigration consultants who provide services for Canadian immigration matters for a fee are required to be registered member of ICCRC and must be accredited as an RCIC (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant). This applies to any Canadian immigration consultant whether inside or outside Canada

Hiring an authorised immigration consultant.

Individuals interested in immigrating to Canada should note that appointing an immigration consultant or representative is not mandatory to apply for Canada immigration programs. They can do the application process themselves.

However, there are many individuals who feel that legal professional can provide valuable guidance and representation during the entire application process.

So how to choose an immigration consultant ?

It is crucial that you verify your immigration consultant is properly authorised before you hire anyone. Anyone who provides advice and representation on Canadian Immigration or Citizenship matters for a fee is required to be a member in good standing of ICCRC or Chambre des notaires du Québec or a Canadian provincial or territorial law society of Canada according to the Canadian law.

We recommend you must be very cautious when visiting these out linked sources and read their privacy and/or other applicable policies.

Following are few tips to safeguard you from being a victim of immigration fraud.

  • Check if your immigration consultant is an RCIC and a member in good standing with ICCRC or properly authorized by the relevant authority in Canada.
  • Beware if your consultant promises you for guaranteed visa approval. No one can guarantee you a visa. The visa approval or rejection is at the sole discretion of immigration officers.
  • Make sure they give you proper information, details of what services you will be provided and for how much. You should get all these details in writing.
  • Make sure they will provide you with the updates on your application regularly. In many developing nations like India, there are end numbers of unauthorized / ghost consultants who promise you for a guaranteed visa, job or take 100% or a big chunk in advance without even providing you with the right information and will do nothing for your application.

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