Common Mistakes People Make When Applying For Immigration

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Migrating to Canada, whether in search of a job or for higher educational opportunities, can be exciting and rewarding. However, due to the intricacies involved while submitting an immigration application, the immigration process can be challenging to deal with. Moreover, committing even the smallest of errors on your application could lead to your visa being rejected. Therefore, it’s imperative for you to work with a reliable immigration consultancy firm to help you complete the application process without any errors. To help you steer clear of these situations, Life Ashore Immigration Consultancy Inc. has compiled a list of the most common mistakes people make when applying for immigration and how you should avoid them.

1. Choosing the wrong immigration program
Do you know that there are more than sixty Canadian immigration programs? Do you also know that you can change your status during your stay in Canada? While there are many ways for you to apply for a visa, selecting the wrong program can hamper your chances of getting visa approval. Everyone’s situation is unique, and there is no absolute best option. A registered immigration consultant who understands different immigration or visa programs will assist you in choosing the option that suits your particular situation. 

2. Submitting an incomplete immigration application
Immigration application is a serious matter, and details matter the most. If you submit incorrectly filled or incomplete application forms, your file may get rejected or sent back to you for reapplication. Working with a certified immigration consultant who has excellent organizational skills will be beneficial to your case. They will make sure that your information is complete, and your case will be presented to immigration officers in an organized way for their easy processing. A detailed submission letter will also be sent along with your application to make a good impression for your case.

3. Not seeking professional advice 
A registered immigration consultant has to attend a professional immigration practitioner program and pass various exams to get the license. They also have to fulfill many obligations, including continuing education, pay high membership fees, and insurance to maintain the professional title. Additionally, a registered immigration consultant has a code of professional conduct to follow to keep the license requirement. Therefore, a registered consultant’s financial and time investment can be reflected in the quality of work they produce for the clients. It’s best to seek professional advice from an immigration consultant to strengthen your application and get it approved the first time around. 

4. Not opting for personalized services
A registered immigration consultant can provide you with customized service with all the details taken care of, whereas working with a consultant who offers no personalization will only give you generic instruction with no consideration in the immigration law aspect. Personalized service also includes good suggestions or advice from your consultant about settlement services in Canada. Having the right knowledge and connections are essential for your future success in Canada. Your immigration consultant can be your first link to Canadian society. Also, be assured that by using a registered immigration consultant, your confidential information you provide will be kept in secret.

5. Hiring an unlicensed immigration consultant
Working with a registered and licensed immigration consultant is imperative. It assures you excellent quality of work and responsibility. Nevertheless, no one in the world can be free of mistakes. The good news is that you, as consumers, do not have to pay for the error made by a registered consultant. Most of the Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) will give you a refund for the mistakes they have made, as written in the retainer agreement. It is also compulsory for an RCIC to carry professional liability insurance for your protection. Whereas, if you hire an unlicensed consultant, you will not get financial security in case things go wrong.

6. Not working with a reputable consultant
Navigating the immigration system can be challenging; you may want help on that journey. If you seek professional assistance, you want to know that the professionals you are entrusting with your application are skilled, licensed experts in the immigration field. You may have heard stories about ‘ghost’ consultants who disappear after collecting fees with promises of immigration through a program that may or may not exist. The internet and other media will show you advertisements for many immigration consultants, both registered or non-registered, offering their services. So how can you select the right firm or consultant? It is of utmost importance to check the references and company background and verify if the representative is a member in good standing with the regulatory body. You can check whether an immigration consultant is verified or not by clicking here

To avoid these and other mistakes related to immigration, reach out to us at Life Ashore Immigration Consultancy Inc. As a registered and well-reputed immigration consulting firm and IELTS training center in Toronto, ON, you can trust us to successfully navigate you through the immigration process. From filling out the application form to choosing the right immigration program and submitting your application, we can provide you with guidance and mentorship at every step of the process. 

We offer express entry, study visa, tourism or visit visa, business visa, and family sponsorship services. Besides immigration services, we can also help you prepare for your IELTS exam. 

Our services are available to clients across Etobicoke, Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, Oakville, Vaughan, Markham, Guelph, Milton, Burlington, Hamilton, Newmarket, Scarborough, St. Catharines, Canada, India, Middle East, UAE, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Oman, and many other countries.

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