An expert immigration consultant is basically a professional who helps immigrant to move legally from one country to another to work, travel, study, do business or simply for family unification.
These are the professionals with legal expertise and have well updated knowledge and information about the immigration laws and immigration process of the different immigration destinations such as the UK, the US, Can ada, Australia, etc.
Various countries have authorized bodies and provide license to immigration consultants who are well updated and have detailed information about the immigration laws and immigration process of their country.
For example, the ‘Land of Kangaroos’, Australia, provides certification through the Migration Agents Registration Authority and the ‘Maple Leaf Country’, Canada’ provides certification through the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
If you have no idea how and where to start from, relocating to any country can be pretty stressful and time consuming. Ofcourse, you are wise enough to process your visa application yourself, but an immigration consultant who is an expert can make the complete immigration journey easy and smooth.
Immigration consultants came into existence in the late 1960s when in the search of better livelihood opportunities a large number of skilled workers started moving to various regions, like Canada, US and Europe.
These specific destinations were facing a serious shortage of skilled workers. At the same time, they practiced stringent immigration laws and procedures. To help trained labor force better understand the immigration laws and procedure immigration consultants came into existence. Since then they have been providing services for various countries.
Because of strict immigration laws, it becomes all the more important to submit your visa application right at the very first time. The immigration process may cost you a lot. The last thing you will certainly not like to face is rejection of your visa application.
It has been observed that a large number of people, who have submitted their application on their own, have been rejected. Many find it difficult to understand the complete immigration process and just follow the instructions blindly. In such a situation, they are likely to make mistakes or lose confidence.
An immigration expert will keep you stress-free and will prepare you at every stage. They will help you choose the right visa category, your paper work will be well taken care of, you will be well prepared for interview–and if you are lucky–you will be provided post landing assistance as well.
Points to Check Before You Hire an Immigration Consultant
Following are some tips to be kept in mind before you choose an immigration consultant:
Verify experience: Do not trust an immigration consultant blindly. Theoretical knowledge is crucial, but when it comes to immigration, practical experience matters. Before you take the services of any so-called expert immigration consultant, cross check their experience, see how long they have been in the industry, and what is their success rate.
Go by references: Today immigration industry has grown like never before. Thus, it becomes important to choose an immigration expert by reference.
Thoroughly check the contract: Before you sign a written contract, understand the terms and conditions properly, also make sure you have been charged only for the services you have asked for.