25.1.16

Authorized Immigration Consultant or My Own Expertise

Authorized Immigration Consultant or My Own Expertise



Many wonder why people pay a lot of money to registered Immigration consultants/lawyers/ representatives/ advisers to apply for PR, especially in case of Canada and Australia where the process is clearly mentioned on the internet and various informative portals are available providing user friendly guidance. Some feel that they may need consultants and advisors to understand their eligibility, points calculation and other additional requirements.
What do you think is the difference between applying our own and applying through a consultancy? It seems after initial refusal many people think and want to file their immigration process through consultants/ representatives . The fact is that an individual who has provided the correct documentation and completed the forms correctly has just as good a chance of being accepted as a applicant who has hired a consultant. The right people to answer this question would be whoever has already done or doing through a consultancy . They can tell the difference in documentation, information, approach etc . This decision is an individual's decision and depends on the person and their case specific requirements. This decision to hire a consultant or not has been discussed with many at different platforms, some of the reasons as quoted by individuals for making this choice are: - 
  • The applicant is confident that his/her individual case and application will meet the requirements of the application as stated by the respective government and law agencies.
  • The representative or the advisor has made a submission that outlines the legislation and requirements to a individuals case. As a result of this, the applicant has more confidence that the application will, hopefully, be accepted.
  • Some key issues might be overlooked when an applicant is filing on their own, these can be corrected by your consultant. Mistakes are commonly made and if you don't discover and correct them before submitting your application, they can not only cause problems but can potentially result in application refusal.
  • If an individual knows that there is any issues with the application , it should definitely be represented by experts who know the law requirements and have experience.
  • The forms and requirements are fairly clearly stated and good guidance is available on the internet forums and various government websites but however, you may also have realized that many people on this forums have serious concerns about their application after submitting it for numerous reasons, and several others end up receiving a refusal due to errors.
  • Many Immigration consultants and agent also provide valuable information and guidance on post landing formalities which an individual might not understand.
  • By engaging a reliable consultancy , you have a kick start which can lead to saving time - years or months - and it may give you unexpected benefits.
While good representation and guidance not only can potentially help you ensure that you have completed your application correctly and have provided the correct documentation but also it improves the chances of your application being accepted. If you are considering using a representative, make sure they are authorized . Thousands of applicants apply but hundreds of them are refused or delayed. The procedure and rules are confusing that one is unable to figure out the suitable visa for self. If everything goes well, then documentation is one tedious task which brings refusal at times. Therefore, every applicant needs a professional assistance, expert guidance and experienced advice to process the case and secure for you the best possible option. Every country invites migrants, skilled labour and students but the policies are intricate and at times confusing needing constant updating of the immigration regulations. Immigration website of each country is generally self-explanatory and categorized apparently but its application to the specific qualification of an applicant needs professional inputs. AKKAM Immigration and Allied Services, an established and officially recognized immigration and student visa consulting firm , projects your profile to your best advantage and gives you a free assessment of the best possible options applicable to you. You are encouraged to ask as many questions as you have to enable you to come to a final decision; there-after we take over the important task of preparing ,submitting and pursuing your fully documented and risk-free case on your behalf for a speedy and hassle- free processing and approval of your case before you embark on your mission, we will share our pride in your success and establish a life-long bondage

5.1.16

With Legal Aid, Immigrant Advocates Turn Focus to Citizenship

With Legal Aid, Immigrant Advocates Turn Focus to Citizenship

This election season, Sandra Ocampo is running her own campaign.
Last week, Ms. Ocampo, 21, who immigrated from Nicaragua to Yonkers five years ago, showed up at a citizenship drive sponsored by the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights in Inwood.
After having her photo taken at a nearby travel agency, Ms. Ocampo did a celebratory dance.
“Sandra’s going to be an American citizen,” she said in Spanish. “Donald Trump, you are not going to win.”
With anti-immigrant sentiment soaring among Republican presidential candidates, and immigration reform stalled in Congress and the courts, New York advocacy groups, with the support of the Obama administration, are redoubling their efforts in one area they can control: citizenship. They are pushing to convert as many of the country’s 8.8 million green card holders as possible into naturalized Americans.
The influence of the Latino voting bloc has added impetus to the drive. According to Latino Decisions, a polling and research firm, 80 percent of naturalized Latino citizens voted for President Obama in 2012. In New York State, there are approximately 915,000 legal permanent residents, more than 317,400 of whom are Latino, according to the Center for Migration Studies.

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A naturalization workshop at the offices of a hospitality workers union.CreditKirsten Luce for The New York Times

Nationally, nearly a third of legal permanent residents eligible to become citizens are Mexicans, a particular target of Mr. Trump, a Republican presidential candidate who has accused them of bringing drugs and crime into the United States and of being rapists.
This month, there were 14 citizenship events across the city compared with the usual eight, according to local advocacy groups. The events were held at college campuses, union headquarters, libraries, hospitals and the offices of community organizations in Hispanic and Asian neighborhoods. They were timed to the anniversary of President Obama’s executive actions allowing undocumented parents of American citizens to remain in the country legally, at least temporarily, and expanding the existing program for immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. Those policies have been blocked by legal challenges.
“There’s something in the air saying that they’re coming for you, and that you better get as solid as you can,” said Allan Wernick, the director and co-founder of CUNY Citizenship Now, a legal assistance program operated across the City University of New York system.
Mr. Wernick said that the CUNY citizenship clinics were fully booked — at 130 spots — in November, with no room for walk-ins as there was just six months ago.
Around this time last year, groups like CUNY Citizenship Now and the Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights had prepared for a crush of applicants eligible for one of Mr. Obama’s programs. But when the executive actions were stopped by court injunction, the crowds never came.
A recent ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on the programs, which the Supreme Court could take up next year, spurred immigrant advocacy groups to mobilize.
“There was a concerted effort around the anniversary anyway, and the fact that the ruling came out the week before the anniversary only added to the interest,” said Roberto Frugone, the Northeast regional director for civic engagement at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund, or Naleo.
On a recent Saturday, Naleo sponsored an event with Unite Here Local 100, a union for hospitality and food-service workers in New York and New Jersey. The New York Immigration Coalition provided legal support. A total of 96 green card holders applied to start the citizenship process at a fair in the Manhattan offices of the union, which billed the event as a “response to the Fifth Circuit Court’s decision.”
Tahisha Bourdier, 25, is a paralegal who was volunteering at the event and also applying for citizenship. She moved to New York from the Dominican Republic when she was 2. As a legal permanent resident, she said, she cannot get government jobs or even be a notary.
“I feel like I have a lot of family members who have been deported through being immigrants and I think it will eventually get as hard for a legal resident,” she said.
The presidential campaign was another factor in her decision. “Now I feel like it’s a must,” she said. “Every vote is a voice.”
In the end, though, only 38 of the day’s applicants were able to move forward, Mr. Frugone said. Most of the others were not proficient enough in English to pass the citizenship exam, which requires an applicant to answer basic questions orally, write a sentence and pass a civics test.
Some older immigrants who have not learned English wait for the precise moment when they have lived in the United States for 20 years and are older than 50; at that point, they can take the test in their own language.
Jose Miguel Toledo Madera, 53, a resident of Washington Heights in Manhattan, said he had been too busy working as a custodian to learn English. After six hours at the Unite Here citizenship drive, he finally finished his application by taking photos.
In addition to supporting registration drives, the government appears to have sped up the processing time for applications in New York City, according to several immigration lawyers. Those applications, the lawyers said, were being processed in two to three months, less than the national average of five months and faster than the six to 12 months it took just four years ago.
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services said it could not confirm the accelerated application times in New York, but it did describe how, since September, it had expanded programs to promote citizenship, including online test preparation materials and the option to pay the $680 fee by credit card.
The Northern Manhattan Coalition for Immigrant Rights started its Citizenship Thursdays program in April, in response to the legal challenges to Mr. Obama’s executive orders. Since then, it has helped nearly 400 people seeking naturalization assistance. In November alone, 90 applicants came in, twice the number from a year earlier.
The drives have brought together a diverse group of immigrants from Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, representing a wide range of ages. But they are united in purpose.


“I want to vote so that we can have a better situation in the country for all the immigrants, for all the people we actually need in this country,” Dinelsa Quezada Martinez, 70, said in Spanish in the organization’s offices. “I want a president that’s really going to worry and take care of our country and all the people in this country.”

14.12.15

Next Application Intake for Quebec Skilled Worker Program begins January 18, 2016

Next Application Intake for Quebec Skilled Worker Program begins January 18, 2016

The harbour and skyline of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on a clear, bright summer dayPostal submission quota for QSWP reached within one week

The first of two application intake periods for the Quebec Skilled Worker Program (QSWP) has reached its cap/limit of 3,500 submitted applications. The next submission period, which will welcome up to 2,800 fresh applications through a new online system, begins on January 18, 2016 and may run until March 31, 2016 at the latest.
The government of Quebec announced on November 10 that the first intake cap had been reached, with the program having opened less than a week earlier on November 4. This first intake period accepted applications made by post only; applications sent by post will no longer be accepted and will be returned.
The QSWP is a popular Canadian immigration program, with successful applicants and their families becoming eligible to obtain Canadian permanent resident status after receiving a Quebec Selection Certificate/certificat de selection du Québec (CSQ) from the government of Quebec.
The QSWP has not closed
Candidates for the QSWP should note that the program has not closed. Rather, the first intake period has reached its cap. It appears that many candidates who had prepared in anticipation for the reopening of the QSWP were well positioned to submit an application within that timeframe, while others can use this window of opportunity to prepare for January. The same program eligibility requirements are expected to remain in place for the next submission period.
Preparing for January and the new online system
The government of Quebec has stated its intention to reveal more details about the online system before the submission period begins, including making the system available to cap-exempt applicants (see the end of this article) as of January 5, 2016. It has already been disclosed that, similar to the federal Express Entry system, applicants to the QSWP will have a limited time period during which they may submit all supporting documentation.
(Please note that the QSWP and Express Entry systems are completely unrelated. The QSWP does not have an ‘Expression of Interest’ stage, and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.)
With a slightly reduced intake cap compared with the postal submission period (2,800 versus 3,500) and with the latter having reached its quota within one week, it is expected that the quota for the upcoming submission period will also be reached quickly.
An increasing range of Canadian immigration programs have been moved to online systems over recent months, with application management and processing being either primarily or completely electronic.  The federal Express Entry system is perhaps the most notable example, and Quebec is the latest province to come on board. In addition to cutting down on unnecessary costs and delays, the removal of paperwork makes the immigration process less cumbersome, more transparent, and more reactive than before.
QSWP criteria

The QSWP is a points-based immigration program, where points are awarded for an applicant’s area of training, work experience, language proficiency, age, prior relationship with Quebec, the human capital factors of the applicant’s spouse or common-law partner (if applicable), and whether or not the applicant has a validated job offer from an employer in Quebec.
If an individual satisfies the minimum points requirement for these factors, he or she may then gain additional points for any accompanying dependent children and proof of financial self-sufficiency. A job offer is not required for this program.
French proficiency not a bar to eligibility
Applicants should also note that French proficiency is not an eligibility requirement for the program, though points may be awarded to candidates with French proficiency. Applicants who do not have knowledge of French may still be eligible to apply as long as they obtain enough points for their other credentials, which may include English proficiency.
Single applicants must score at least 49 points, while applicants with a spouse or common-law partner must score at least 57 points. Once a CSQ has been issued, applicants are required to complete medical and security examinations conducted by the federal government in order to be granted Canadian permanent resident status. Potential applicants to the QSWP should have the intention to reside within the province of Quebec.
A number of changes have been made to the QSWP process and criteria throughout 2015, including the release of a new area of training list. In addition, in August, 2015, the government of Quebec lowered the pass mark required to obtain a Quebec Selection Certificate/certificat de selection du Québec (CSQ) and, at the same time, removed the ‘adaptability’ factor from the points-based program. Consequently, candidates who may not have been eligible for a previous application cycle of the QSWP may now be eligible to submit an application.
Pursuing both a federal and a Quebec application
In contrast to the federal economic immigration programs that are processed through the Express Entry selection system, the QSWP remains a first-come, first-served immigration program. There is no ‘Expression of Interest’ stage for the QSWP, and consequently it may be viewed by individuals interested in immigrating to Canada as a more assured and straightforward way of obtaining Canadian permanent residence.
According to the governments of Quebec and Canada, individuals can submit an Express Entry profile and submit an application under the QSW, provided that one or the other is withdrawn when either a CSQ or Invitation to Apply (ITA) is issued. The QSWP may be an enticing option for individuals who wish to make an application to immigrate to Canada without having to be invited to apply, as well as by individuals who are in the Express Entry pool and wish to increase their chances of successfully immigrating to Canada.
Preparation is key
“When demand for something is high and supply is low, competition increases. With respect to the upcoming application intake period of the Quebec Skilled Worker Program, we can expect this to be the case,” says Attorney David Cohen. “Therefore, it is important for potential applicants to gather good information and familiarity with the system, as well as supporting documentation, as early as possible.”
“A series of welcome announcements and changes made by the government of Quebec over the course of this year give applicants a more streamlined process than before. Not only has the adaptability interview stage been removed, but applicants will also be presented with a simplified documentation checklist, an Area of Training list that rewards occupations that many people have experience in, and what is likely to be an efficient online application system. But without thorough advanced preparation and expert knowledge of the program, potential applicants may not be maximizing their chances of success.”

13.12.15

New Zaeland Immigration

New Zaeland Immigration


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Inviting In-Demand, Skilled Immigrants to Canada

Inviting In-Demand, Skilled Immigrants to Canada

First round of Express Entry candidates invited to fill labour market needs and contribute to Canada’s economic growth

February 2, 2015 — Ottawa — Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander today announced that the first round of top-ranked candidates from Canada’s Express Entry system is already helping to fill demonstrated and verifiable gaps in Canada’s labour market.
On Saturday, January 31st, 779 skilled workers, including professionals in natural and applied sciences, and industrial, electrical and construction trades, were invited to apply for permanent residency in Canada. Each of these candidates declared that they already have a valid job offer or provincial nomination.
Under Express Entry, skilled workers who want to apply to Canada’s key economic immigration programs are able to create an online profile and express their interest in coming to Canada permanently.
Candidates who are accepted into the pool are ranked according to various factors, including language proficiency, education and work experience. Each is a leading indicator of one’s likelihood of integrating fully and quickly into Canadian society and making an optimal contribution to the economy.
Canada will regularly invite the highest-ranking candidates from the pool to apply to immigrate. With most applications being processed in six months or less, candidates will be able to contribute to Canada’s economy and job market more quickly than ever before.

Quick facts

  • Express Entry will manage applications for three federal economic immigration programs: the Federal Skilled Worker Program, the Federal Skilled Trades Program and the Canadian Experience Class.
  • Provinces and territories will be able to use the Express Entry system to select a portion of candidates for their Provincial Nominee Programs.
  • Once candidates have been invited to apply for permanent residence, they will need to submit a complete application and will have to meet eligibility and admissibility requirements such as health and security checks. Candidates will have up to 60 days to submit their application online.

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“Express Entry is already getting impressive results in its first month. The fact that everyone who was invited to apply for permanent residence in this round of invitations already has a valid job offer or provincial nomination shows that Express Entry is working to fill Canada’s existing labour market gaps.”
“With Express Entry, highly skilled candidates with a high chance of success in Canada are invited to apply for permanent residence, bringing them to Canada more quickly and easily than ever before.”
Chris Alexander, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister
How To Get A Study Visa In Canada

How To Get A Study Visa In Canada


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Canada has one of the best universities in the world that offer undergraduate and graduate study programs for student all over the world. In this article, we will guide you how to get a student visa in Canada and determining eligibility of the students.

Choose A College or University For Study In Canada:

There are lots of private and Government College in Canada offering graduate and undergraduate courses for students. In order to become eligible for a student visa, a student has to choose a school or university in Canada. There are different types of study programs, a student can enrol for getting a student visa to Canada. These programs include:
1. Studying in a private college or university
2. Studying in a vocational training institute
3. Studying at a language school
Once you select a study program, you can contact with the universities offering similar courses. Upon contact with the universities, you will able to find tuition fee cost, health insurance, rent and living costs in Canada and any language test required by the university.

Documents Required For Visa Approval:

There are basically four types of documents required to get approval of study visa from Canadian Immigration Authorities:
• Proof of Acceptance from University
• Proof of Identity
• Proof of Financial Support
• Letter of Explanation

Proof of Acceptance from university:

If you have successfully enrolled in a university, and the university has confirmed that you can take part in any course in Canada. You must get a proof of acceptance from the university to use with your application to get a study permit in Canada.

Proof of Identity:

You need all supporting documents, including NIC cards, travel documents and a valid passport to enter in the Canada. The proof of identity must be acknowledged from the country a student belongs to with two recent passport size photographs.

Proof of Financial Support:

A proof of financial support which includes bank statement for six months, proof of payment of tuition fees and proof of source of income is required to travel to Canada.

Letter of Explanation:

A letter of explanation required in case you don’t want to start studying immediately, but apply for the study visa. There are different benefits associated with the student visa a student can avail:
• He can work on part time while studying in the Canada.
• He can renew his student visa by staying inside the Canada

Determine Your Eligibility:

There is a standard criterion for quality for a student visa and a student must check his eligibility before applying for a student visa in Canada. This criterion should be fulfilled before applying to Canada:
• A student must be accepted by any accredited Canadian college or university.
• He must be able to pay his tuition fees, living expenses and transportation expenses himself.
• A student must not have any criminal background in Canada or outside of Canada

Apply for the Visa:

There are basically two ways to apply for the visa:
• Applying Online A student can apply online if he has a camera and a scanner with himself to scan support documents and sending picture online. He just needs to fill out a detailed Performa to apply for a Canadian visa.
• Applying Through Paper A student can apply through a local embassy office in his country by submitting all papers through courier or by hand.

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