Frequently Asked Questions
Only the following group of professionals can charge a fee to represent or advise you on a Canadian immigration proceeding or application. The Canadian government will not deal with representatives who charge for their services and are not members of one of the following groups who are:
- Immigration consultants who are members in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC Member);
- Lawyers and paralegals who are members in good standing of a Canadian provincial or territorial law society;
- Notaries who are members in good standing of the Chambre des notaires du Québec.
ICCRC Member (Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant “RCIC”) – ICCRC members practice and specialize in Canadian immigration law only. They are governed by Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council.
Lawyers - Many lawyers are general practitioners, practicing in several areas of law. These general practitioners do not specialize in immigration law and do not process as many cases as an immigration specialist would. They do not have mandatory continuing education in immigration.
Clients who are interested in hiring an authorized representative to submit immigration or visa applications should always ask the professional his or her area of specialty and if the practitioner practices immigration law and submits immigration applications on a regular basis.
Consultations are recommended for clients that have: 1) general or specific questions about the immigration process 2) determine if they are eligible for a specific immigration category 3) would like to plan and prepare for an immigration application in the near future 4) have had their visa or permanent residence application refused 5) have legal related questions, including inadmissibility, refusals, appeals, humanitarian and compassionate ground, residency obligation questions, etc… Schedule a consultation if you do not know how to proceed with an application or even if you qualify to apply and would like professional guidance and a second opinion. Please refer to our consultation page http://viausimmigration.com/consultation/ for more information.
The value of a Registered Canadian Immigration consultant is not reflected by just filling out forms. It is his or her immigration law knowledge, the application of the knowledge and the representation of your case. Do not risk your application by just filling out the forms. Once an application is refused, a permanent record is created. Seek professional help from a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant can avoid unnecessary hassles!
Our costs are fair and match the quality of our work. Each client’s case is different and the cost will be determined once an assessment and evaluation has been done.
Our costs are in line with the amount of work we put into each of our cases. We believe in and take pride in the quality of our work. There are many different prices out there and we encourage you to look into different options that suit your needs.
We guarantee that we will do our best in helping you. We never accept any cases that we do not believe qualify. However, we can never guarantee the outcome and judgment of the visa office. Our payment method is set up so that you do not pay unless a particular step in immigration is reached.
You can contact us by phone, email or come see us in person. We always begin each case with an assessment. Once that is determined, then an agreement is drawn and if accepted, we begin the process.