Frequently Asked Questions
I Need a Quote. Whom Do I Contact?
One of our core values is Transparency.
All our professional fees are available online and accessible at the bottom of each of our navigation pages on our website.
If you have specific immigration needs other than those mentioned online, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email, or through our online contact form.
What Is Canadian Immigration Law?
The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act – IRPA (SC 2001, c. 27) and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations – IRPR (SOR / 2002-227), as well as the Citizenship Act (RSC (1985), c. C-29), constitute the main legal bases for decisions in matters of Canadian immigration and citizenship.
Hence, our legal expertise allows us to have in-depth knowledge of the legislative and regulatory texts in force and the latest case law, essential to the processing of your case.
What Are the Payment Methods You Accept?
Our immigration consulting firm accepts the following payments:
- Stripe (debit / credit card),
- Bank transfers,
- Interac e-Transfer via email and SMS,
Are You the Right Immigration Consultant for Me?
We will do our best to process your immigration application properly and on time.
Step 1 – Consultation
Prior to the opening of each new file, our firm will invite you to book a one-hour consultation with our immigration consultant. In order to prepare for this consultation, a detailed questionnaire will be sent to you by us and will serve as a basis for the various strategies that will be proposed to you.
Step 2 – Strategize
At the end of this consultation, you will decide by mutual agreement with our cabinet on the solution to be adopted in view of your situation.
Step 3 – Take action
You will then have the choice to entrust us with your immigration file if you feel that our firm is best placed to defend your interests.
How Will I Be Kept Informed about My Case?
You will be able to access your file via our online Client Portal, at any time at your convenience 24/7 and at each stage of your immigration application.
In addition, our dedicated team will keep you regularly informed of the latest news received from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as part of the processing of your file.
How Can I Contact Your Office?
You can reach our immigration consulting firm:
- by phone,
- by email, or
- complete the contact form via our website.
Do I Really Need an Immigration Professional?
Every immigration case is different.
Sometimes, immigration procedures to Canada can be complex and overwhelming. You should discuss your situation with a qualified immigration consultant if you need help processing your immigration application with Canadian authorities.
Indeed, our firm will take care of presenting on your behalf an irreproachable administrative file with a solid legal argument.
Put the odds on your side to avoid any errors or omissions that could affect the final decision on your application to immigrate to Canada.
How Is Immigration Eligibility Determined?
In Canada, there are nearly 100 immigration programs and streams, at the federal and provincial levels.
Depending on your situation and your profile and in order to help you achieve your Canadian immigration project, our immigration consulting firm will determine in all honesty and integrity the best solutions to immigrate to Canada.
How Long Does It Take to Get My Visa/Permit?
IRCC Processing Times
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) indicates theoretical processing times, depending on immigration programs or streams. Nevertheless, a properly prepared case will undoubtedly facilitate its instruction at the government level. Complex cases may take longer.
In addition, certain external contextual events unrelated to your case, such as, for example, the COVID-19 pandemic or the crisis in Afghanistan, may also affect the processing of your request and extend the initial deadline announced in principle.
Cerise Immigration Consulting Inc. follows your file closely
Our professional consulting firm will accompany you throughout the administrative immigration process and we will take care of all the formalities with the Canadian authorities until the final decision and your arrival on Canadian soil.
Who Is A Ghost Consultant?
Ghost Consultants are individuals or companies who are not authorized to provide Canadian immigration or citizenship advice or representation for a fee or consideration. They are in no way regulated by the Canadian authorities and operate illegally.
As a result, the only representatives officially authorized to provide paid consulting services in Canadian immigration and citizenship are members in good standing of:
- the College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (CICC),
- a Canadian bar,
- the Chambre des notaires du Québec.