Ajay Sharma, President, Abhinav Outsourcings | 12 Apr, 2018
the advent of globalization and the technology taking over, everyone
dreams of travelling abroad and even plans to settle down and live a
luxurious life. It sounds so good to the ears, but, nothing comes
easy in this world.
put all their lifetime savings or sometimes sell their property just
to go to their dream country without knowing about the consequences
they may face there. For the immigration process, one needs to hire
the services of an expert immigration consultant and choosing the
right one is not an easy job. Many immigration firms provide
fabricated information and promise sure shot visa and work permit for
guaranteed high-paying jobs in various countries. But most of the
times it all turn out to be a fraud. This reasons why individuals are
getting swindled out by these consultants is a direct result of
ignorance and unawareness about the transition process. Individuals
blindly trust on the consultant and get cheated.
consultancies are basically companies involved in the business of
providing solutions and smooth processing of migration permanently to
a foreign country. From shifting from one country to another for any
kind of purposes like a job, higher education, business or marital
status requires a legal authority and documentation. It can take much
time if all the major formalities are done by a person on their own.
Also, these procedures may become complicated and later turn into
lots of serious troubles. So, to avoid such situations and delays in
the immigration process, people prefer to consult with immigration
sometimes these consultants can be proved as a fraud, because of
which the dream of settling to a foreign country can turn into a
nightmare. There are a number of examples, where immigration agents
have proven to be fraud and the hard earned money of many individuals
have been drained out.
if you are planning for shifting to a new country and consulting an
immigration consultant for that purpose, then you must adhere to a
few measures mentioned below:
to choose the right immigration consultant?
and settling abroad has been the ultimate desire for a major part of
the population. So, hiring a consultant to make this process
convenient has also become really popular. But, as it is said
everything that glitters is not gold, likewise, not all the
consultants are worth your time and money. Following pointers should
be kept in mind while choosing the right Immigration consultant who
would turn your dream into a reality.
connections don’t work
very careful if someone claims to have connections or special
influence with any government official or agency. These people are
outright frauds. Immigration applications are decided based on merits
of the case and not on the grounds of connections that these
consultants carry with a consulate or a visa officer.
a registered Immigration consultant is easy
you go to Australia, Canada, UK, and New Zealand or for that matter
any destination, only opt for registered Immigration consultants. Go
to the website of the company/firm whose services you are planning to
hire because only a registered consultant can get you a legal and
fully documented visa. Your antenna should immediately go up if a
particular website does not carry the name and registration number of
the accredited agent working with them. You must insist on seeking
such details. Also, ensure that the service agreement that you sign
carries the name of the agent and his/her registration number.
sign a written service agreement and take a valid fee receipt from
the Immigration consultant whose services you are hiring. Never make
the payment for the Visa consultation fee without the agreement that
does not define the scope of services and the conditions for refund
in case the visa does not get approved. You should be extremely
careful and must always avoid becoming a victim of such a situation.
thing that should be taken care of is the mode of payment. NEVER make
the payment to the consultant in cash.
you hire an immigration consultant, make sure they are practicing
very important aspect of this whole process is the legal status of
your consultant. If an immigration consultant is assisting you with
your case, make sure they are registered to do so.
verify that the registration number is valid and has not been revoked
or suspended, you must check the website of the relevant regulatory
body. Checking the legal status of your consultant is extremely
important because if he is not an authorized consultant the whole
immigration process will be termed as illegal.
signing blank Immigration application forms
certain while reviewing the form and make sure all the information is
correct BEFORE it is filed because once the application is filed
there is no looking back. More than anything else it is important
that you never put your signatures on forms that are nor filed and
even empty pages for that matter. Also, do not forget to take a copy
of the form that is filed in your name.
get proof that shows that your applications have actually been filed
sure your consultant provides you with a government filing receipt
whenever anything is being submitted in your name. Keep yourself
updated with the proceedings.
rely on anyone to find you a sponsor or spouse to get a green card
of the biggest myths amongst the people is that they can get the
residence visa if they find a spouse or a sponsor. This is considered
as an immigration fraud and is completely ILLEGAL. If the authorities
figure out that you are lying about your relationship status only for
the visa, they can cancel your visa forever and could even lead to
before approaching any consultant do a comprehensive research about
the firm and beware of the fraud consultancies so that you will not
get cheated. Make sure that the consultant you are choosing has a
good background of their work.
Author Ajay Sharma is the President of Abhinav Outsourcings
Pvt. Ltd., one of the pioneer and most trusted immigration &
visa consultation consultancies in the country. He can be reached at