Be wary of cons and frauds involving immigration.
You may have seen adverts that promised high-paying jobs in Canada and promised work permits to those who apply for them. Various organisations provide financial assistance to students who wish to attend colleges or universities in Canada. Those who are considering immigrating to Canada should be aware that many opportunities like these involve scams. In point of fact, engaging the services of those who make assertions of this nature may result in the rejection of your application to Canada.
the immigration system in Canada
The immigration system in Canada is one that prioritises justice. Each application is given the same amount of consideration. No one has any particular connections, and therefore no one can promise that your application will be given preferential attention or ensure that it will be accepted.
What you absolutely must be aware of?
To apply for a visa or for Canadian citizenship, you are not required to hire a representative such as a consultant, lawyer, Quebec notary, or paralegal regulated by a law society; but, if you do decide to do so, you should choose that person with great care.
Representatives do not have any unique contacts with the officials of the Canadian government, thus they are unable to guarantee that you will be granted a visa. Nobody can promise you a visa.
Officers of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) are the only people who have the authority to decide whether or not a visa should be issued. Do not give in to the temptation of utilising forged documents. While dealing with Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), it is a serious offence to misrepresent oneself by making false claims or providing fraudulent papers. Should you choose to proceed in this manner, your application will be denied.
You will also be subject to significant repercussions. Depending on the circumstances, these could include the following: being barred from entering Canada for at least five years; having a permanent record of fraud added to CIC’s database; having your permanent resident status or Canadian citizenship revoked; being charged with a crime; or being expelled from the country.
In order to avoid having your Canadian immigration application rejected, you should not enter into a marriage that is not legitimate. Be wary of online cons and websites that aren’t legitimate. The website www.cic.gc.ca is the one that officially represents CIC.
On the website of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), you can obtain free information for any sort of visa.
There is no difference in the fees charged for processing at any of the Canadian visa offices located across the world. The conversion rate from Canadian dollars to the local currency is determined by the official currency exchange rate, and the resulting fee is equivalent to the usual fee.
You will never be asked to transfer money through a specific private money transfer business or to deposit money into an individual’s personal bank account when applying for a Canadian visa at a visa office in Canada.
Contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) or the visa office that is responsible for your area if you have any questions.
The process of selecting a consultant, a representative, or a lawyer
If you do make the decision to hire a representative, make sure you choose wisely:
Get a recommendation from someone you can rely on on;
Before deciding which agent to recruit, you should have conversations with other candidates, verify their references, and learn how long they’ve been in the company.
Be sure that you have a clear understanding of the services that will be provided to you as well as the costs associated with using their company. Get a written confirmation of this information.
Check to see that they have received approval from the Canadian government.
The only individuals who are permitted by the Canadian government to charge a fee to represent or advise you on matters pertaining to immigration, refugee status, or citizenship are as follows:
Legal professionals who are active participants in the Quebec Notaries’ Association (Chambre des notaires du Québec). Consultants in the fields of citizenship and immigration who are active participants in the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council. Legal professionals in Canada who are active members of a provincial or territory bar association.
In order to determine whether the individual you are considering employing to represent you are permitted by the Canadian government, you should inquire as to whether or not they are a member of any of the organisations that have been outlined in the preceding paragraphs. After that, you can make sure the person is a member of the group who is in good standing by checking with the organisation. On the website of the Canadian Immigration and Citizenship Commission (CIC), located at immigration.gc.ca/antifraud, you may find contact information for each of these institutions.
After you have selected a representative, it is imperative that you confirm that the representative will keep you apprised of the status of your application on a frequent basis. Remember that you are the one who is responsible for all of the information that is included in your application, regardless of whether you do it yourself or whether your representative completes it for you. It is a violation of the law to provide Citizenship and Immigration Canada with information that is either false or misleading.
How to report fraud in the immigration system
Calling the Border Watch Tip Line at the number 1-888-502-9060 will allow you to file a report on fraudulent immigration activity. Every piece of information is treated with the utmost discretion
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