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Canada’s Immigration Plan – 2021

Canada Immigration

Canada’s Immigration Plan – 2021

 

 

We are here with good news!

IRCC has released the details of Canada’s Immigration level plans for the year 2021. Canada Aims to welcome 401,000 new permanent residents in 2021 (this is the highest levels in Canada’s immigration history) and increase the numbers in next 2 years as well.

This news came in late October 2020. However, the recent progress is a sign that Canada is moving towards it’s target of 401,000 and chances are good that Canada will see the required number of migrants moving into the country.

What makes us feel so?

Marco Mendicino (Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship – Canada) Said that 26,600 new permanent residents were admitted in 2021 January.

“Canada is innovating immigration during the pandemic to accelerate our economic recovery and reunite more families,” tweeted Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino in early December.

Express entry draw which took place on 13th Feb 2021 issued a whooping 27,332 invitations. This is the highest ever in Canada’s immigration history.

These are clear indications of Canada’s intention to increase the migration intake.

Canada is maintaining high levels of immigration to offset the negative economic and fiscal impacts of its aging population and low birth rate.

Canada has one of the world’s oldest populations, with nearly 18 per cent of its population being age 65 and over. It also has one of the world’s lowest birth rates at 1.47 births per woman. As such, Canada will face challenges growing its economy and supporting government spending in the future. These challenges can be alleviated by welcoming more immigrants to support labor force and economic growth.

Why wait? Take up this opportunity to migrate to Canada & start your life.

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Nearly 60 percent of new permanent residents will come through economic immigration pathways that prioritise skilled workers and their families. This is in line with Canada’s immigration levels plans for the past several years.

“We believe strongly in building Canada through immigration. Immigration is helping us get through the pandemic, and will be the key to both our short-term economic recovery and long-term prosperity,” said Canada’s Immigration Minister Marco Mendicino, in the lead up to releasing the 2020-2023 Immigration Levels Plan.

There are multiple ways to Migrate to Canada. Based on your profile and the eligibility criteria, you can apply through different streams to get invited for PR. Choose your stream from below list:

  • Express Entry
  • Provincial Nominee Program (PNP)
  • Family Class Sponsorship
  • Canada Study Permit
  • LMIA Work Visa

Apart from the above streams, there are other ways to get into Canada:

  • Canadian Investor Program
  • Canadian Experience Class (CEC)
  • Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program (AIPP)

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Student Life in Australia

Student Life in Australia

 

Hi There,

Hope you are doing good.

In our last post, we got to know about the general lifestyle in Australia. Let us know about how welcoming Australia is for International students.

Student Life in Australia

Australia has fascinated students for a long list of reasons but the topmost is the lifestyle it promises. With colleges ranking amongst the Top 100 of the world, the Universities of Australia have seen a definitive increase in their international student numbers in recent years.

While this attracts many international student, let us know about other factors involved to make your decision.

Cost of Study

The island country Australia is attracting more and more international students from all around the globe. Some of the top universities and colleges in the world are located in Australia and thus, Australia is becoming the new favorite among students. But how much does education in Australia costs? The tuition fee differs from university to university as well as the type of program and course you opt for.

Education Level Cost/Year
Undergraduate Bachelor Degree AUD 20,000 – 45,000
Postgraduate Master’s Degree AUD 22,000 – 50,000
Doctoral Degree AUD 18,000 – 42,000

 

Contact us to know the cost details of different universities.

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Cost of Living

Australia ranks amongst the top 10 in the Human Development Index as well as the Quality of Life Index. In simple words, a developed nation, Australia is amongst the top countries of the world in terms of its education system, the GDP and purchasing power parity indexes. With a high level of incomes, it also enjoys a high level of health awareness, an excellent medical system as well as a politically stable economy.

But as a student, these are hardly the indices you would wish to worry about. What matters is how much it would cost to stay in Australia. So, here’s the above jargon simplified to numbers per month

 

Type of Boarding Cost of Boarding
Hostels and Guesthouses AUD 90 – 150 per week
Shared Rental AUD 95 – 215 per week
On-campus AUD 110 – 280 per week

Other living costs

While accommodations costs form the large share of expenditures under living expenses, other costs under the cost of living in Australia include:

Components Costs
Groceries and eating out AUD 140 – 280 per week
Gas, electricity AUD 10 – 20 per week
Phone and Internet AUD 15 – 30 per week
Public transport AUD 30 – 60 per week

Working while studying

Australian Immigration Laws are comparatively easy when it comes to working while studying. Though the rules might vary, generally students are allowed to work for up to 40 weeks in a year.

Companies, local businesses, and retail shops often hire students (both domestic and international). As an international student, you are protected by the same labour laws as the domestic student populace which also means the minimum wages. As a student, you can expect around $17 per hour (rough estimates).

The kinds of jobs are also varied. There are both on-campus jobs as well as local jobs available and often universities have an office which would help you find the right one for you.

Once you graduate, you stay in Australia for 18 months to four years, depending on your qualification. In order to stay, you will need a Graduate Temporary Skilled Visa (subclass 485).

Hope the above article was informative. If you need more information to make your decision, reach us and we will be glad to help you out.

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Waitangi Day – 2021

Waitangi Day 2021

Happy Waitangi Day to all New Zealanders!

 

 

Waitangi Day is New Zealand’s national day. It is a holiday held annually on February 6th to commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi – New Zealand’s founding document – on February 6th 1840.

The Treaty made New Zealand a part of the British Empire, guaranteed Māori rights to their land and gave Māori the rights of British citizens.

The treaty was signed in Waitangi, a town in the Bay of Islands, by a group of Maori chiefs and the British Government, as represented by Lieutenant-Governor Hobson.

The day was first officially commemorated in 1934 and in 1957, Waitangi Day was proposed as a public holiday by the New Zealand Labour Party in their party manifesto. After Labour won the election they were reluctant to create a new public holiday. Instead, the Waitangi Day Act was passed in 1960 which made it possible for a local region to substitute Waitangi Day as an alternative to an existing public holiday.

The Treaty governs the relationship between Māori – the tangata whenua (indigenous people) – and everyone else, and ensures the rights of both Māori and Pakeha (non-Māori) are protected. It does that by:

  • Accepting that Māori iwi (tribes) have the right to organize themselves, protect their way of life and to control the resources they own
  • Requiring the Government to act reasonably and in good faith towards Māori
  • Making the Government responsible for helping to address grievances
  • Establishing equality and the principle that all New Zealanders are equal under the law.

The Māori language – Te Reo – is now an official language alongside English and New Zealand Sign Language. Increasingly, the names of places and organisations (particularly government departments) are written in both English and Māori. You will hear Te Reo all around you, including on television and radio and in the workplace.

Waitangi Day 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern helps cook breakfast on the national holiday, which celebrates the signing of the treaty of Waitangi on 6 February 1840 by Māori chiefs and the British Crown.

This years Dawn Service was a little different from previous years, due to concerns around Covid-19. Around 2500 people joined the service which was held outside the Whare Runanga on the marae atea at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. There were a lower than expected number of attendees at the dawn service this year, but it was filled with karakia, korero, and katakata. So what is the significance of the timing of such as service – why is it held at dawn? We spoke to the Bishop of Te Taitokerau, the Right Reverand Te Kitohi Pikaahu.

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada, New Zealand along with other countries.

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Australian Citizenship

Australian Citizenship

Hi There,

Wondering how to get Australian citizenship? This blog is for you. We have covered the entire topic in detail. Let’s start with what is the eligibility criteria to apply for Australian Citizenship:

 

What are the general eligibility requirements to apply for Australian Citizenship?

To be eligible to apply for Australian citizenship, you must have:

  • Have been in Australia for 12 months as a permanent resident,
  • Have had absences from Australia of no more than 12 months (total) in the previous four years, including no more than 3 months (total) in the 12 months before applying
  • Have not been in Australia at any time without a valid visa in the four years preceding application
  • Understand the responsibilities and privileges of Australian citizenship
  • Be able to speak and understand basic English
  • Intend to reside in Australia or to maintain a close and continuing association with Australia

 

If you pass all the above criteria, you can apply with the below list of documents:

  • Original police certificates
  • Scans of your original documents if you are applying online
  • Certified copies of all other documents if you have to lodge a paper application
  • As much information as possible to help us decide your application
  • Each document only once, even if you are using it to show more than one thing

The process of getting Australian citizenship involved below steps:

  • Check your eligibility – click here
  • Prepare the list of documents required
  • Apply for citizenship – (online application / paper application)
  • Get your appointment date and attend citizenship test and interview
  • Take part in citizenship ceremony and make the Australian citizenship pledge to become an Australian!

Once you are an Australian Citizen, you are expected to abide by the below duties list.

  • Obey the law
  • Pay tax
  • Enroll to vote if above 18 years of age, and vote at all elections and referenda (unless there is a reasonable excuse such as a religious objection, being overseas or illness on polling day)

You can click here to check your eligibility for Australian citizenship.

We are here to help you in the process of getting it. Feel free to reach us through below details to make it happen for you.

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Australian Citizenship is a privilege that offers valuable rewards for you and your family. During your Citizenship Ceremony you make a pledge to be obedient, loyal and respectful to the Australian law. In return for this, you are entitled to a great range of citizenship advantages that the Australian citizenship has to offer:

  • Living in Australia indefinitely
  • Getting an Australian Passport
  • Your children can also become Australian Citizens
  • Working in the Australian Defense Force and Public Service Sectors
  • Becoming a Member of the Australian Community
  • Getting financial Support for Education
  • Voting in Elections and becoming a candidate for parliament

Acquiring citizenship helps you stay indefinitely in Australia as well as to re-enter the country whenever you want to.

You also get the privilege of staying outside Australia as long as you wish to.

An Australian citizen returning to the country does not have to stand in long queues at the immigration counter.

So, why wait? Apply for Australian permanent residency with us today!

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada along with other countries.

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Canadian Healthcare System

Hi There,

Want to know more about Canada healthcare system? Read this blog and I am sure, we will give you more information about Canada’s Universal healthcare industry.

Healthcare in Canada is delivered through the provincial and territorial systems of publicly funded health care, Medicare. It is guided by the provisions of the Canada Health Act of 1984, and is universal. Canadian Medicare provides coverage for approximately 70 percent of Canadians’ healthcare needs, and the remaining 30 percent is paid through the private sector.

Canada’s universal healthcare system

If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you may apply for public health insurance. With it, you don’t have to pay for most health-care services.

The universal health-care system is paid for through taxes. When you use public health-care services, you must show your health insurance card to the hospital or medical clinic.

Each province and territory has their own health insurance plan. Make sure you know what your plan covers.

All provinces and territories will provide free emergency medical services, even if you don’t have a government health card. There may be restrictions depending on your immigration status.

If you have an emergency, go to the nearest hospital. A walk-in clinic might charge fees if you don’t live in that province or territory.

You can click here to check your eligibility for Canadian citizenship.

How is Canada containing the cost of medical care?

Costs are controlled principally through single-payer purchasing, and increases in real spending mainly reflect government investment decisions or budgetary overruns. Cost-control measures include:

  • Drug formularies for provincial drug plans
  • Negotiated fee schedules for providers
  • Resource restrictions for physicians and nurses (such as provincial quotas for students admitted annually)
  • Restrictions on new investment in capital and technology.
  • Mandatory global budgets for hospitals and regional health authorities

 

Not just the above points, A variety of other quality initiatives are also in progress in order to make Canadian healthcare more helpful to the citizens:

  • The Optimal Use Projects program, operated by the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health, provides recommendations (though not formal clinical guidelines) to providers and consumers to encourage the appropriate prescribing, purchasing, and use of medications.
  • The federally funded Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement works with Province & Territory governments to implement performance improvement initiatives.
  • Provincial quality councils facilitate process improvements to produce higher-quality health care.
  • Provincial cancer registries feed data to the Canadian Cancer Registry, a national administrative survey that tracks cancer incidence.
  • Accreditation Canada — a nongovernmental organization — provides voluntary accreditation services to about 1,200 health care organizations across Canada, including regional health authorities, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community organizations.

Connect with Emigrantz Global Consultancy to apply for your permanent residency to Canada. You can enjoy various benefits by migrating to Canada – and we will explain it to you.

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada along with other countries.

We are just a call / email away to help you in making your dreams come true.

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Education in Canada

 

Hi There!

In the last 2 blogs we spoke about citizenship & family sponsorship in Canada. Hope you enjoyed the content.

In this blog, we shall understand about studying in Canada. Why should anyone go to Canada for studies? What are the benefits? What are the scholarship programs available and much more…

Why should you study in Canada as an international student?

Canada is a land of endless possibilities. Each year, nearly 500,000 international students choose Canada as their study destination. The reasons are as plenty as they have vast open spaces, as diverse as Canadians, and as abundant as the opportunities available to those who live, work and study in Canada.

When you study in Canada, you invest in your future. After all, a Canadian education opens the door to employment and business opportunities, and life in Canada after your studies. Canada’s university degrees and college diplomas are recognized worldwide, yet their tuition fees are among the lowest in English speaking countries.

As an international student in Canada, you’ll enjoy all the same freedoms which protect Canadians – respect for human rights, equality and a stable, peaceful society. You’ll feel safe, secure and welcome.

From language studies to college, university and post-secondary studies, a Canadian education will open doors to endless possibilities.

After all, when you study in Canada you:

  • Receive a high-quality education recognized worldwide
  • Learn from world leading experts and academics
  • Make valuable contacts that will shape your future
  • Prepare for a career in the global marketplace

Click here to plan your student life in Canada

Scholarship programs for Non-Canadians:

Scholarship Name Applicable for Who applies
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – for mid-career professionals Mid-career professionals from ASEAN countries Individual candidates
Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) – for students Students from ASEAN countries Canadian institution
Canada-CARICOM Faculty Leadership Program Faculty or staff at post-secondary institutions in CARICOM countries Canadian institution
Canada-CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program Students from CARICOM countries Canadian institution
Canada-CARICOM Skills Training for the Green Economy Scholarships Program Students from CARICOM countries Canadian colleges and institutes
Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarship Students from Chile Canadian institution
Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program Chinese graduates, teachers, researchers and senior professionals Individual candidates
Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Students from Latin America and the Caribbean Canadian institution
Study in Canada Scholarships Students from: Algeria, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, and Ukraine Canadian institution

Admission requirements and credits

 

Each university in Canada has its own requirements for admission and transferring credits from other institutions. To learn about admission requirements for the program you want to pursue, visit the website of the university you would like to attend. Contact the university directly to find out whether your existing credits can be applied toward that program.

To study at a Canadian university, you must provide proof of your English or French language capabilities, depending on the language you choose for your studies.

  • English-language universities may require you to write a Test of English as a Foreign Language(TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).
  • French-language universities assess students individually. To learn what a certain university requires, check with the Office of the Registrar at the school you wish to attend.

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada along with other countries.

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Family Sponsorship to Canada

In our previous blog, we spoke about getting citizenship in Canada. How to apply, what are the benefits and some more information.

In this blog, we are going to discuss about sponsoring your family member to live in Canada. How this sponsoring program works, who are eligible and what is the eligibility criteria to apply for sponsorship.

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Now for readers, who have time to go through our blog let us continue:

The Family Sponsorship Program reunites families by allowing permanent residents or citizens (must be an adult) to sponsor a relative for immigration to Canada. The person seeking sponsorship must be a: Spouse, common-law or conjugal partner, Dependent child.

  • Spouse: legally valid marriage in country of origin and under Canadian law
  • Common-law partner: At least 1 year of uninterrupted cohabitation in a conjugal relationship
  • Conjugal partner: Conjugal relationship for at least 12 months (permanence and commitment similar to marriage or common-law) where couple is prevented from living together due to immigration barriers, religious reasons, sexual orientation or marital status (e.g. married to someone else, where divorce is not possible in country of origin)

You can also sponsor an orphaned brother, sister, nephew, niece or grandchild only if they meet all of these conditions:

  • They’re related to you by blood or adoption
  • Both their mother and father passed away
  • They’re under 18 years of age
  • They’re single

If you sponsor a relative to come to Canada as a permanent resident, you must:

  • Support your relative financially when they arrive
  • Be able to meet basic needs for yourself and your relative, such as:
    • Food
    • Shelter
    • Clothing
  • Make sure your relative doesn’t need social assistance

Can anybody sponsor relative / family to live in Canada? No, it’s not that easy.

You can contact the best in the Saudi Arabia’s immigration industry – Emigrantz Global Consultancy to understand about smooth process of family sponsorship to Canada.

You will not be able to sponsor a relative, if you :

  • Are in prison
  • Have not paid your alimony or child support payments
  • Have declared bankruptcy and haven’t been released from it yet
  • Got social assistance for reasons other than being disabled
  • Didn’t pay back an immigration loan, made late payments or missed payments

We have aced the immigration industry with many aspirants getting their dreams fulfilled. Immigration consultants who are registered with MARA(Migration Agents Registration Authority – 1678813), Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC – R407847)

We are here to help you in the process of getting it. Feel free to reach us through below details to make it happen for you.

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Everything you need to know before you immigrate to Canada

Thinking of getting Canadian Citizenship? It may be one of the smartest decisions you make. How? We shall discuss the benefits of getting Canadian citizenship in this article. You need to know that the getting Canadian citizenship is one of the easiest.

But first, let us know about the eligibility criteria to get Canadian citizenship. To get Canadian citizenship, you should:

  • Be a permanent resident
  • Have lived in Canada for 3 out of last 5 years (1095 days)
  • File your taxes, if you need to
  • Pass a citizenship test
  • Prove your languages skills

Unlike some other countries, you don’t get citizenship just by marrying a Canadian citizen. You must pass all the above criteria to get citizenship.

However, you can obtain citizenship if one of your parents or grandparents are citizens of Canada – even if you were born outside Canada.

You can click here to check your eligibility for Canadian citizenship.

We are here to help you in the process of getting it. Feel free to reach us through below details to make it happen for you.

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Now let us know about the benefits / advantages of getting Canadian citizenship.

Canadian citizens enjoy the following benefits which are unique compared to other nationals:

Dual citizenship

Canada does not make you choose between being a Canadian citizen and being a citizen of your home country. Depending on your home country, you may or may not have to make that choice.

Passport

Canadian citizens get a passport, which is easier to renew and must be renewed less often than a permanent resident card.

The passport allows you to travel to many countries without the need for a visa and makes it easier to get a visa where one is required. It should be noted this is for travel and does not give you the right to work.

Tax

Canadian tax laws work on residency rather than citizenship. You can be a citizen but not live in Canada, and therefore not have to pay Canadian taxes. If you are a citizen who does live in Canada, you are required to pay Canadian taxes on worldwide income and you must pay taxes at federal, provincial and municipal levels.

Political

Citizens can vote in federal, provincial and municipal elections, run for office and become involved in political activities, meaning they have a say in who runs the various levels of government that exist in Canada. That could be town, city, school board, province, territory, or country.

Citizens can run as independent candidates, or by joining one of the established parties

These are just few of the benefits you can enjoy by getting Canadian citizenship. Know more about getting Canadian citizenship by connecting with us.

Emigrantz Global Consultancy registered and partnered with ICCRC (ICCRC – R407847) has more than a decade’s experience in the immigration industry. We have been fulfilling the needs of Permanent residency, student visa, business visa and work permit aspirants for Canada along with other countries.

We are just a call / email away to help you in making your dreams come true.

Contact us on : +966-547598555 / 966-569521000 / 966-541219841

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2020-2021 Australian immigration plan level released after federal budget announcement

The federal budget 2020 handed over by the Australian government on 06 October 2020, highlights the key economic recovery plans and soon after the federal budget announcement, 2020-2021 migration level plan was also released.

Key Highlights

  • Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) allocations have been tripled
  • Australia’s net Migration remains unchanged
  • Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) allocations have been doubled
  • Allocation of General Skilled Migration for program year 2020-2021 has been slashed.

 

The Global Talent Independent Program (GTI) is aimed to attract highly skilled talent from around the world and has been tripled to 15,000 from 5,000 places as compared to last year. The Australia net overseas migration has been significantly affected due to travel restrictions induced by the Covid-19 and the net migration will remain at 160,000 places. While the government slashed the number of places for General Skilled Migration (GSM), Actin immigration Minister Alan Tudge told that this year’s focus is to give priority to innovators, investors and job creators to assist the country in its economic recovery.

6862 places were allotted for Business Innovation and Investment Program (BIIP) in 2019-2020;however, it has been increased by 6638 places for 2020-2021. The BIIP has increased to 13,500 in this calendar year. BIIP will be primarily targeting Australian venture capital and small and medium size businesses to support the economic recovery. The Family stream planning level has been allotted to 77,300 places out of which 72,300 places are allotted to partner category.

 

Onshore applicants with critical skills will be the priority

Actin immigration Minister Alan Tudge said that since the international borders were closed Australia had fewer people coming into the country, hence greater priority is placed on making Permanent Residence to those who are already in Australia. The Employer sponsored visa for specific skills in the critical sector will be prioritised over non-sponsored visas, with a focus on occupations on the Priority Migration Skills Occupation List (PMSOL). Prospective applicants in the non-critical skills sector might find it hard to secure an invite in this financial year, said Mr. Tudge.

Drop in General Skilled Migration Numbers

The government decision to drop the numbers in General Skilled migration (GSM) comes as a disappointment for many, who frequently monitored their immigration status and have gone to the expense to get their English tested and skills assessment done. General Skilled Migration (GSM) traditionally has been a preferred choice for skilled individuals, families and international students to permanently migrate to Australia and secure the Australian Permanent Residence. With the Australia signaling gradual reopening of international borders we remain positive and expect some changes in the coming days. Certain Visa holders who are unable to Travel to Australia due to International travel restrictions may be eligible for a Refund on Visa Application Charge, Waiver of Visa Application Charge, or Extend Visa period.

If you would like to know more, we invite you to schedule a consultation where we can assess your case. Our team of registered immigration consultants will be assisting you with the Australian Immigration Services.

To know more about Australia visa news and updates, get in touch with us

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Immigration law requires an Immigration consultant to be licensed by the Government Authorities

There are several pathways that can lead to Permanent Residence to Australia/ Canada and it can be difficult to choose the best route based on your requirements. You can choose to immigrate as an International student, skilled worker, and family class or as an investor entrepreneur; whatever your choice may be, having your eligibility assessed can lead you in the right track and set you up for success.

In this article, we share, why an aspiring candidate should consider hiring a licensed immigration agent and to choose the best representative for their needs.

Licensed Immigration Agents

It is regulated by law that only certain group of people are legally allowed to provide immigration services for Australia/Canada applications for a fee. Immigration process in itself is quiet complex and who wouldn’t want their application handled by an expert.  A licensed immigration consultant would ask questions to determine your eligibility for several programs. Questions may be about your age, work experience, financial ability, and any previous applications.Based on the information you furnish, a licensed immigration consultant would explain the best possible options to migrate to Australia/Canada.

Apart from assessing your eligibility a licensed immigration consultant will also prepare and submit your application after both the parties agree and sign a retainer agreement (Contract). After hiring a licensed immigration consultant, the applicant must furnish all the necessary documents to the consultant who then submits your application to the government authorities.

Follow-up process

Once the application is submitted, your consultant will let you know the application status and updates from the government. Since the licensed immigration consultants are familiar with the changing norms, they exactly know what documents and information the immigration officer is asking and any additional things to include will be timely submitted. It is crucial to submit all the necessary documents, any delay in follow-up or submitting can result in visa rejection. It is also important that your case is properly represented. Any misrepresentation of information can lead to ban for up to 5 years, therefore it is highly recommended to hire a licensed immigration consultant for your Australia/Canada immigration application.

Tips to prevent immigration fraud

Below are few tips that can help you prevent potential immigration fraud

Unlicensed Immigration agent – Not everybody is authorized to be an Immigration consultant. Immigration consultants must be registered with (MARA for Australia and ICCRC for Canada). All the licensed immigration agents would be assigned with Membership ID’s which can be verified on the government portals.

Retainer Agreement (Contract)–A retainer agreement is a contract between the applicant and the licensed immigration consultant. Be sure that the agreement contains details like the Government membership ID number and a representative form. Also make sure not to sign any blank forms or forms containing false information.

Retainer Fee–Make sure you receive invoice and receipts of all payments, and the payment should always be made through cheque, credit card, bank transfer.

Processing Time – There is no absolute processing timeline for any type of immigration application. You may be advised of a timeline range (for example, 8-12 weeks), but no visa office or visa officer will ever give you a guarantee. This is because complications and delays may come up at any time during the visa processing, including background checks, medical exams, re-issuance of application forms, etc.

Application Approval & Guaranteed Visa–The result of your immigration application cannot be guaranteed. The decision for any immigration application is up to the visa officer. You will not know the outcome of your application until you receive a written decision from the visa officer.

Misrepresentation – Any misleading information of your visa application can lead to ban from submitting any type of application for a period of five years, which may affect your ability to apply for any application in the future.

How to choose the Licensed Immigration Agent?

Below are some of the tips you should consider before hiring a licensed immigration agent to represent your case.

Authorized Representatives–As mentioned earlier, only certain group of people are legally allowed to provide immigration services for Australia/Canada applications for a fee. Make sure that the agents are registered with (ICCRC & MARA).

Categories of services–Different agents may focus on different categories. Always check if the services offered by the licensed immigration agents are for the category that you are interested in.

Easy to communicate–A success of the process depends on how openly you communicate with your representative. It is recommended to have a consultant whom you can openly communicate and has an understanding of how to represent your application for maximum success.

 

The success and the failure of your application can purely be dependent on the consultant’s advice. The immigration policies keep changing frequently and having an updated advice is crucial in determining your eligibility.

To schedule a one on one consultation session with our licensed immigration professionals and to know more about Australia/Canadian visa news and updates, get in touch with us

Contact us on +966-547598555 / 966-569521000 / 966-541219841 or info@emigrantz.com

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Immigration and passport control at the airport. woman border control officer puts a stamp in the US passport of american citizen. Concept
Immigration and passport control at the airport. woman border control officer puts a stamp in the US passport of american citizen. Concept