Ottawa, Canada’s capital, recently introduced a campaign in India to warn prospective immigrants of fraud immigration agents.
Ottawa, being the country capital, most of the regulations and laws are formulated here. This shows the seriousness of the warning issued.
Shanon Ker is the Spokesperson for the Immigration Dept. of Canada. She says that this campaign in India is its first paid media campaign. Several Indian citizens move to Canada every year to work and study. Many of them fall prey to fraudulent agent practices. They lose their hard-earned money and eventually do not end up with a Visa either. Canadian Visa applicants and their families in Canada have brought this to the notice of the Immigration Dept, as quoted by The Hindu. Such incidents are not only keeping the families apart but also undermining their confidence in the Canadian immigration system.
India is one of the largest source countries for workers and students in Canada. The problem in India of having fraud agents has been going on for quite some time.
If you do need to hire an Immigration lawyer outside Canada, keep the following in mind:
The Immigration lawyer or the law firm that you hire should have a few years of experience and decent success rate. Be careful to check how long the professionals have been practising or how long the law firm has been in business. Also, check their education and work history.
Mostly all immigration firms and lawyers have online reviews. Read these reviews so that you have a fair idea about other people’s experience with the firm. Do not be disappointed by the bad reviews. Instead, check them deeply to know if they are fake. The best way to analyze reviews is to check for specific employee names. Also, check the communication and whether the form has replied to that review. These steps will help you identify if a review is fake or not.
There are specific requirements that an immigration professional needs to meet to represent you before the IRCC. Only those professionals who are registered with the ICCRC (Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council) can represent your case. Also, these professionals are governed by the code of conduct and professional standards.
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