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Hi. My name is Michael Niren. I’m an immigration lawyer and founder of visaplace.com. Today I’m going to talk about who can legally represent you for your immigration applications. It’s very important that if you decide to hire a professional to assist you with your immigration case that professional is legally allowed to represent you.
The rules are that a legal representative is a licensed lawyer in Canada or a licensed immigration consultant. Also, the representative has to be a permanent resident or a Canadian citizen. It’s very important that you check out the credentials of anyone who is interested in helping you with your immigration application. Again, they have to be either a licensed lawyer in Canada or a licensed immigration consultant.
There’s ways to check whether or not your representative is, in fact, licensed. You can go on the law society website or the immigration consultancy website and search their name. There will be a phone number as well, and you can call up the regulatory body. You can call up the organization to determine if they are, in fact, licensed. It is very
Unlicensed representatives could be facing a $50,000 fine for representing individuals for immigration cases. That includes just giving them advice as well. HR professionals have to be very careful as well regarding the new rules.
The other thing to keep in mind is that if you are represented by an immigration professional that you have a retainer agreement. You have an agreement in place in writing that you sign and your representative signs that outlines all of the terms and conditions of your case and what their obligations are to you because it’s very important to know what is expected.
Hopefully, this gives you an idea about who you are able to work with to help you come to Canada. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at www.visaplace.com.
Thank you and have a great day.
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