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Subject: Consultants
  Do you think a consultant is worth paying for if it is a difficult case for spousal, someone I know has been referred to a consultant who is known to be very good, all cases turn out positive and has connections to immigration as her husband works with them, do you believe there is such miracles, it does not sound right, but to chage 200.00 per month for processing ending at 3500.00, wow they must be good.
[18-09-2005,23:10]
[**.231.235.30]
Britt
(in reply to: Consultants)
Please note that consultants can not be use their personal contacts to influence CIC´s decision makers!

Furthermore, $200.00 a month seems a little expensive, particularly when most cases are processed with very little post-submission correspondence required. In fact, I believe that third-party representation is unnecessary in most cases, provided that the application has been well-written and accurately compiled PRIOR to its submission.

Regards,
Dennis Caul
www.e-ca.ca

[19-09-2005,18:35]
[**.72.206.7]
Dennis Caul
(in reply to: Consultants)
oh, well this is a very messy case, so I guess they are charging alot, it is for my friend who is married to a jamaican who has been here with no status, working illegally paying taxes, he is married to her and they applied from here but it is processed over there yet they know over there that he did everything from here, pretty strange. He left here Friday and is back in Jamaica for his interview which was today. He was also in a previous marriage but the woman was in default so she was not approved to sponsor him. I guess maybe 3500.00 which is her charge is to make something good happen, afterall she is confident he will back with a smile on his face.
[19-09-2005,21:27]
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Charlene
(in reply to: Consultants)
I guess if he get refused "the appeal" is included in her fees, I would hope. I guess thats why she had him do it this way so his case can be appealed, where as inland it could not am I right?
[19-09-2005,21:30]
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Charlene
(in reply to: Consultants)
Yes, that is correct (inland apps have no right of appeal; overseas apps do). However, if the appeal fails, then she´ll need a lawyer to take it to the Federal Court (i.e., an immigration consultant has no standing in this court; only lawyers may appear as counsel)... Let´s hope that it doesn´t need an appeal, in the first place.
[19-09-2005,22:52]
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Dennis Caul
(in reply to: Consultants)
R u sure, I actually had a consultant rep for an immigration appeal, although I lost, I appealed my husband´s (now ex)refusal for being criminally inadmissable. Of course we lost and the outcome was to apply for a pardon, but when it comes to having a record in Canada, there is no point in even appealing (my mistake, my waste of money)

Tell me though, in your opinion, what do you think about my friend´s case, do you think they will give her husband a chance if he is sincere and honest, it is very sad, he has been through such unfortunate circumstances.

[19-09-2005,23:17]
[**.48.89.217]
Charlene
(in reply to: Consultants)
I´m not really sure what it is that you are asking if I am sure about... However, inland sponsorship applications do not have the right of appeal, whereas overseas applications do. It says so within the first page or two of CIC´s guidebook (I believe). And yes, consultants can represent on appeal hearings, but not in Federal Court hearings. These things I am sure about.

As for your friend´s case, I can not comment on what their chances will be, despite their level of sincerity and honesty. What I can say is that it sounds like they have paid an awful lot of money for a spousal sponsorship application, and that they should expect (and demand, if necessary) the very best service for the amount paid. Having said that, if the relationship is genuine (and it can be proven, as such), then they should have faith that the officer will reach a favourable decision.


[20-09-2005,00:38]
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Dennis Caul
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