Latest Australia, Canada, US, UK immigration and visa news updates:

  • Immigration Fraud News
    Couple from British Columbia caught in Canadian immigration fraud

    Investigations by Canada Border Services Agency [CBSA] have led to a couple from British Columbia in Canada being charged on 69 counts under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. As per CBSA, an alleged immigration fraud network was being carried on by the immigration consultants that are now facing various charges. Many immigration consultants along… Read More »

    Nov 3, 2020
  • Frontex carries out their first international operation
    Frontex carries out their first international operation in 2020

    From September 11 to 21, 2020, Frontex – the European Border and Coast Guard Agency – along with Austria, ran an international operation. As per the official News Release by Frontex, the operation, referred to as Joint Action Day [JAD] Danube 5, was the first joint action day that Frontex had organised under COVID-19 conditions.… Read More »

    Oct 21, 2020
  • Citizenship of Estonia
    Estonia revokes citizenship of 10 individuals for immigration fraud

    As per an official statement dated September 17, 2020, by Estonia’s Siseministeerium [Ministry of the Interior], the Estonian government has taken way the citizenship of the Republic of Estonia obtained by dishonest means from 10 individuals. The decision in this regard was taken in the September 17 sitting of the Ministry of the Interior. The… Read More »

    Sep 28, 2020
  • Phishing Scams
    What are phishing scams and how to prevent them

    The word ‘phishing’ is used to describe a situation wherein an individual is contacted via email, text message or telephone by someone posing as a representative of a legitimate well-known institution in an attempt to be lured into supplying sensitive data. Information commonly asked for by the imposter is typically personal information, passwords, bank or… Read More »

    Sep 19, 2020
  • Consequences of misrepresenting facts in immigration
    Consequences of misrepresenting facts in immigration

    Immigration can be tricky, if not done the right way. Misrepresentation of facts and exaggeration can do more harm than good. There can be serious consequences of deliberate lying during the immigration process to any country. Any individual seeking a benefit under the immigration law of any country is required to submit an application for… Read More »

    Sep 8, 2020
  • US immigration scams
    Common US immigration scams & how to avoid them

    With the ever-increasing number of individuals crossing international borders in pursuit of better opportunities abroad, there has been a rise in various immigration scams to a certain extent. For an immigrant, it is recommended to be on the lookout for potential immigration scams and frauds that can lead to far-reaching consequences, affecting them as well… Read More »

    Aug 31, 2020
  • Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration
    MIFI warns against unscrupulous people offering opportunities in Quebec

    In a Notice on internet fraud posted on their official website, Quebec’s Ministry of Immigration, Francisation and Integration [MIFI], warns regarding unscrupulous individuals using the internet for offering “foreign nationals false educational, employment or immigration opportunities in Quebec”. As per the MIFI, many of such individuals claim that they represent either the government, large corporations… Read More »

    Jul 29, 2020
  • Immigration News
    Is taking immigration advice from friends worth it?

    Advice, at times, can do more harm than good. Especially when the advice comes from someone who does not have the authority or the knowledge for the same. Immigration is no different. While the right immigration advice from an authorised and genuine visa consultant might increase the chances of your visa being granted, the wrong… Read More »

    Jul 10, 2020
  • Australia immigration news
    Is the website offering to arrange your Australian visa genuine?

    Non-genuine websites are one of the most common scams that Australia immigration candidates must look out for. A typical Australia immigration fraud involves unsuspecting people being redirected – through an advertisement for a visa for Australia – to another website. Such advertisements are usually promoted on popular social networking websites. Often, in order to keep… Read More »

    Jul 4, 2020
  • Canada Migration News
    IRCC on scams, “if something seems too good to be true, it probably is”

    Canada remains one of the most sought-after countries for immigration. With an accommodating stance towards all migrants – regardless of whether they come to Canada on a temporary basis or for settling down permanently – Canada also places much importance on the need to inform and educate all about its immigration policies and procedures. A… Read More »

    Jun 25, 2020
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