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Finding the Right Immigration Company

6 February 2017

Finding the Right Immigration Company
The Middle East and Asia provide immigration services to high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals (U/HNWIs) more than any other region in the world.
 
Because of the popularity of immigration by investment schemes, many less-than-qualified companies have popped up. At best, these types of companies sell investors a lot more than they can follow through on. It can be hard to trust, let alone find quality immigration companies in the Middle East. When it comes to the future of your business or family, you’re not just looking for quality—you’re looking for the best.
 
Immigration can be a long and difficult process, but there are ways to ease the stress of immigration planning. Working step-by-step with a qualified and experienced immigration company can help simplify the process, as well as drastically increase your chances for successful immigration.
 
This blog will discuss tips and strategies to find the right immigration company as well as identify “red flags” to be on the lookout for. As discussed in a previous blog, immigration fraud is an unfortunate reality in our world today and can quickly become a client’s worst nightmare. At Quebec Investment Consultation and Management Services (QICMS), we like to provide individuals and families with the best tools and guidance for a stress-free immigration process.
 
Researching the right immigration company online
 
With so many competitors in the world, how can you tell if an immigration company offers not only quality, but qualified service? Many smaller immigration companies (or “satellite companies”) in the Middle East will network or partner with larger law firms or immigration consultants located in North America or European countries. 

These larger firms are easier to review and establish credibility. However, it is still best to thoroughly research the website to see if the firm is truly affiliated with the immigration company you are interested in working with in the Middle East.
 
For example, Quebec Investment Consultation and Management Services LLC (QICMS) is an immigration by investment company (Invest-Visa) located in Amman, Jordan, and is partnered with Canada’s leading immigration law firm, Campbell Cohen (CanadaVisa), located in the province of Quebec. Law credentials, as well as years of experience and success rates of Campbell Cohen are easy to find under the website’s Legal Help section. As previously mentioned, satellite companies associated to a larger firm will establish ties for potential clients: QICMS is listed as an affiliate to Campbell Cohen, and vice versa.
 
However, finding an immigration firm in North America or Europe isn’t the only important factor to consider when researching a local immigration company you can trust. Most Middle Eastern investors find it best to work with companies located in the same region and/or time zone, as steady correspondence between a client and company is integral to immigration planning. Even more, a client will find it easier (and less overwhelming) to communicate with an immigration company in his or her native language.
 
Identifying “red flags” when researching an immigration company’s website
 
  1. Accessibility of information
While immigration companies can certainly be found by word of mouth, technology plays an increasingly large part in day-to-day life all over the world. Just about anything can be found on the internet, and immigration websites are no exception. Established and successful immigration companies will take pride in their reputation, and this will be evident on a website. Information should be straight-forward and easy to find; a potential client can quickly lose interest when he or she has to navigate through multiple pages of content irrelevant to their reason for visiting a website.
 
  1. Quality is key to success
Presentation, or quality of the website, is also a factor to consider. Successful immigration companies and firms put time and effort in providing visitors with the best possible experience: a website’s photos, language, and layout will be of high-quality and professional. If a website consistently contains broken links, blank pages, low-quality images, and grammatical errors, potential clients should immediately consider this a red flag to be aware of.
 
  1. Automatic guarantees
As discussed in our previous blog, an immigration company that “guarantees” successful immigration is an automatic red flag. Successful immigration is determined by many factors, not just the reputation, efficiency, and professionalism of a company. First, an applicant must be able to provide legitimate and comprehensive documentation required by the program of interest. Second, applications are reviewed and processed by a country’s immigration department and government, usually federal and local levels. Bottom line, no immigration company can control the outcome of an application. For a website to guarantee successful immigration up-front is an erroneous claim that potential clients should be wary of.
 
  1. Deals “too good to be true”
If an immigration website offers visitors costs that seem too good to be true, they likely are. Immigration by investment companies target high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals for a reason, and no Residency or Citizenship by Investment Program offers a “bargain deal” below one hundred thousand in international currency. It is important to note that government websites of countries offering citizenship or permanent residency through investment will list program costs and application requirements, so an immigration company’s information should reflect official and up-to-date government standards.
 
Final thoughts
 
To avoid the threat of immigration fraud, it is important that individuals looking into immigration options thoroughly research a company’s website to ensure the information is coming from a credible source. The amount of information on the internet is limitless, and immigration websites may not always have the client’s best interests in mind. However, with proper research and knowing how to identify potential red flags, individuals seeking residency or citizenship abroad can significantly increase his or her chances of successful immigration.
 
At QICMS, we believe in honesty, professionalism, and integrity first and foremost; our team of multi-lingual immigration specialists and network of experienced professionals dedicate their business skills to provide clients with guidance tailored to their needs with regards to global citizenship and residency solutions. Contact our office today to begin your immigration plans for a brighter future.
 
For more information on Permanent Residency by Investment Programs, please click here.
 
For more information on Citizenship by Investment Programs (CIPs), please click here.
 
Fill out our Free Assessment to see if you qualify for any of the immigration programs offered.
 

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