Friday, January 20, 2012

When choosing a professional to help you with your emigration there several options. Who do you give your hard earned cash to? Who can you trust to help with such a massive life changing move?

You will look for and get lots of information, opinions and advice along the way, although ultimately how ever much information you collect, no-one else can make those decisions for you. They can advise, tell you what they did, and however similar their circumstances, their decisions were based upon different priorities, and personalities so it is unlikely their decisions will be the same as yours.

When you want advice, or information get it for free on the internet, get coaching to turn that information into specific actions and decisions that are right for you.

Immigration and Migration Consultants

Controlled by a regulating authority in most countries. They offer advice about the types of visa, assess your circumstances for likelihood of success and will help you complete your visa application or do this for you. Give you advice about different areas, and may help with job search, financials and home buying. Fee based upon level of service.

Immigration Lawyer

A qualified lawyer is familiar with the legal processes on applying for and getting a visa for your chosen country. Will be able to advise you on documentation required, best route for obtaining a visa, prepare the applications for you, and communicate with the relevant immigration authorities. Fee based upon level of service.

Relocation Specialist or Realtors

Offer advice and information about moving, local amenities, neighborhoods, buying houses. In some cases they have first hand knowledge of emigrating themselves and understand the challenges you will face when you arrive. They may be able to find you temporary accommodation when you arrive, offer advice on insurance, bank account set up and many other services. Usually free with the understanding that you will buy a house through them once you find one.

Emigration and Expatriate Coach

Coaching is all about you and what is best for you. Not about getting a visa, selling a house, getting commission on your currency exchange. When you work with a coach the aim is to get the results you want. To take any issue or problem, view it from all aspects and create a solution. Like a sports coach who stands back to look at an athlete's performance with an independent perspective. The coach points out what adjustments the athlete can make, challenges and encourages the athlete to achieve a higher level. So an emigration coach will help you gain clarity about what you want to achieve, help you identify what you could do, and will challenge you and support you to achieve the life you want.

Here are some examples of what coaching can help with:

  • What location will best suit you

  • What will you achieve by moving abroad

  • What tasks do you need to do before leaving

  • What are you going to take with you

  • How are you going to tell your family,

  • What action will help you settle most quickly,

  • What actions are going to help you find your dream job,

  • What will help you find your dream house,

  • What is on your to do list when you arrive,

  • What issue do you need to be prepared for after arrival,

  • What is your strategy to cope with homesickness,

  • How are you going to make new friends, create your new support network.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Canada is a land of immense natural beauty that also holds unlimited opportunities for landed immigrants through best socio economic welfare programs. The country also holds prominent position on tourism map of the world due to its unbelievable geographical variety and an array of National Parks.

Canada has been the most popular country in India for permanent immigration. Stable socio-economic structure and ample employment opportunities are also some of the reasons for the same. The major reason why the country is so admired for immigration is their governing laws, which are not very stringent.

Canada Immigration and Citizenship Department has developed very systematic immigration criteria to recruit economic class immigrants like skilled workers, and business class immigrants in to Canada. As Canada recognizes dual-citizenship one may be able to retain the citizenship of his homeland.

The immigration policy of the country is divided into two parts which are Temporary entry and Permanent immigration. Under the temporary entry category individuals can make applications for visitor's visa, student's visa and work permit visa. Under any of these categories one can apply for extension of visa while in Canada.

There are other categories of visa which may lead to permanent immigration visa. These categories include Conventional refugee, live in caregiver, immigrant visa of Canada as a spouse. Under the category of permanent immigration on e can apply under the independent class, Entrepreneur/Investor and Family class. The country was declared as the best country to reside by the UN, for eight subsequent years from 1992-1999.

In order to apply for immigration to Canada, the applicant is required to make the application using the prescribed immigration application forms. The preparation of Immigration application is most critical as this application is reviewed by Canada immigration authorities, who determine whether one is eligible to get Canada Permanent Resident Visa.

Most of the immigration consulting firms provide useful guidance regarding the entire visa application process. These firms assess the chances of the visa applicant of being accepted as a Canada permanent resident by asking them to fill an online free assessment form. If the results are positive, the applicants are asked to proceed further with the application procedure.

These consultancies help to prepare the file containing the documents and an introductory letter regarding the eligibility for immigration and initiate the suitable procedures. After studying the application, the government authorities send summon regarding the interview with an immigration officer.

Canada immigration authorities send a list of local accredited doctors list from whom the applicant take their medical examinations to attest their good health. The applicant's criminal record is also verified by Canadian authorities. If no disqualifying elements are found during medical and security investigations, Canadian authorities issue a permanent resident visa which also includes dependents.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

For the past century and as long as American has been granting immigration status to foreigners entering the US, there has been Immigration Services to aid those in need. What I am going to focus on here is using Immigration Services to help in finding Immigration Forms and information on Citizenship and Naturalization.

If you are thinking about immigrating to the USA, then you may want to consider first taking a look at the USCIS webpage for data on everything from downloading forms, immigration schedules, timetables and help on naturalization. The site will help you with general data.

Reading all this general information is the first step to getting the right information and proceeding forward in your quest to immigrate to the USA. One of the top immigration choices for individuals coming to the USA is the K1 Visa. Not only is it the easy way to enter the USA, it is the most enjoyable. This is the Visa that allows a person to enter the USA as a fiance with the intention of marrying a US Citizen.

With the large amount of information found on the government site, the most important areas are explained below.

1) Get into the free USCIS webpage and look for the forms section. Go to the USCIS site and search for the form dowload section. Once you are there take a look around for a section called immigration forms or download forms. There you will find every kind of form and instruction available for any type of Visa. For instance, if you are searching for resources on K1 Visa. There is a form and instruction that talks about what a person needs to do to acquire such a Visa. Often times a person does not need an attorney to acquire their Visa. This internet page may be enough for a person to proceed forward. All forms found on this website are free to download.

2) The USCIS website is also a great resource for nationalization resources. If you have already entered the USA and would like to become a citizen, then you can easily find this resources on this internet page. Naturalization is the process where a foreigner is given the right to become a citizen of a particular country. Once a person has finished their naturalization process, they are considered a citizen.

3) On this website you will also be able to find timetables for different types of Visas. Usually the shortest timetables are those that enter the USA on a Fiance Visa or K1 Visa. These types of Visas take priority over all others. It not uncommon for a person to get a K1 Visa in less than six months. I have seen couples get a Visa like this in 3 weeks. But timelines like these are not your everyday thing. The average timeframe if done correctly is six months for a K1 Visa.

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