Although, it is not a legal requirement for you to retain the services of a Canadian authorized immigration representative to prepare your Canada immigration visa application in any Canada immigration programs however, it is highly recommended that you hire someone who has the skills, experience and dedication to help you prepare your application.
Please note that in order to immigrate to Canada successfully, your application needs to be highly organized, accurate, and well-presented to the Canadian immigration authority. This process requires much more than just filling out an application. Essentially, you need to know exactly how to answer the questions accurately and completely. You also need to know that any missing information or documents in your application will result in the application being returned back to you, delayed, or even completely refused by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) or any of the Canadian provincial governments.
Under Canada immigration law, only a Canadian authorized immigration representative can offer immigration advice, consultations, representations and help with completing Canada immigration applications forms for a fee.
A Canadian authorized immigration representative can only be one of the following:
- Regulated Canadian immigration consultant (RCIC) who is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC)
- Paralegals/lawyers 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
Providing inaccurate or false information, whether or not intentional, could result in serious consequences on your record with the Canadian government. You may not be allowed to apply again for a certain period of time, and, in some cases, you may be prohibited from entering the county or even deported.
For example, if an application for any of the Canada immigration programs is returned on the basis of missing information or documents, this may result in an extended waiting period of up to several months or even years for your documents to be returned, after which you will need to fill out and send the application again. In the event that you provide inaccurate or false information, whether or not intentional, will result in serious consequences on your record with the Canadian government. You may be not be allowed to apply again, and, in some cases, you may be prohibited from entering the country or even deported upon arrival to Canada.
You must remember that you are working on specific requests that may determine whether or not immigrating is a possibility for you. It is in your best interest to hire someone with significant qualifications and experience to officially represent you and guide you through the immigration process. More importantly, the person who you are hiring to work on your application for immigration to Canada should have a thorough understanding of the Canada immigration laws. Also, this person should be recognized and authorized by the federal and provincial governments in Canada to represent individuals in their application for immigration to Canada. That is why a Canadian authorized immigration representative is your best choice.
The Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant Ali Shafi, is a Canadian authorized immigration representative and can represent you officially with the Canadian Immigration Authority. Contact the Canada Immigration Firm Smartways to Canada, today and ask to speak to the Canadian authorized immigration representative, Ali Shafi. He will be glad to talk to you and help you in achieving your goal.