Course Description 

The Professional Immigration Consulting Training has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the growing immigration consulting industry. This course enables participants to acquire the necessary knowledge and competencies to pursue stimulating careers in professional immigration practice.

Career Prospects

Attendees of the Immigration Consultant training will be able to set up their own operation and work with their own clients. Some may prefer to work for an established firm. They can find work with immigration consultant firms, law firms, and with travel agencies, offices, and non-governmental organizations.

Course Outline

Graphic DesignIMC 101- Introduction to Immigration Consulting

 

This course introduces the practice and regulation of immigration consultancy. It includes an introduction to terminology pertaining to immigration. The course introduces the various categories of immigration which will be explored in greater detail in later courses. You will learn the various reasons why people migrate, facts on immigration, who is an immigration consultant, the role of immigration consultants, the difference between an immigration consultant and an immigration lawyer and other relevant concepts in immigration.

IMC 102- Prerequisite for Immigration Consulting 

Building upon the foundation of the first course, students will further examine the prerequisite and legal precedent significant to the immigration profession. Students will be shown the Immigration Consultant Qualification Requirements Prior to engaging in the business or acting in the capacity of an immigration consultant. 

 

IMC 103- Introduction to Immigration Laws

This course will provide the students with the knowledge they will need in immigration law and practice. The course will cover the various government regulations dealing with admissibility, citizenship, enforcement and appeals. All of the principle areas of procedures and policies will be reviewed. In this case study-based course, Attendees will learn The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that establishes the types of visas available for travel to the United States and what conditions must be met before an applicant can be issued a particular type of visa. Students learn how to assist applicants applying under any immigration class and how to determine their admissibility

Module 2

IMC 104 – Embassy, Consulate, High Commission, Diplomatic Mission


The course covers the following sub-topics, distinction between an embassy and high commission, functions, services, positions at the embassy: consular officer, economic officer, visa support clerks and translators. Passport and visa services, economic and trade officers, security positions and translation positions

IMC 105 –Visas

 

This course will give students the opportunity to understand the different types of visas, permits, requirements and applications. The following concepts will be covered: how visa works, purpose of visa, categories of visa- immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, visa-free, visa on arrival, visa required, visa restrictions, asylum/refugee visa and global visa issues over time.

IMC 106- Eligibility, Ineligibility and Waivers of Eligibility


This course will build upon the overview of immigration laws analyzed in IMC 103. This course presents the grounds of inadmissibility which constitute barriers to admission to Canada/USA for all temporary and permanent applicants. Attendees will learn the following concepts: What does being found ineligible mean? What does a visa denial under INA section 221(g) mean? Waivers of eligibility, how to apply for waiver, how to appeal and the possible results of these appeals

IMC 107- USA, Canada, Schengen, SA, Australia, UK Visa Processing 


The module teaches the practicality of visa application to USA, Canada, Schengen, SA, Australia, U.K. to ensure the documentation are robust and compliant. You will be introduced to all aspects of temporary status relating to foreign nationals, including visa requirements for temporary residence such as documentary and medical examination requirements and the procedures for applying as a visitor, student or worker. Attendees will gain practical experience and will be taught how to guide their clients during visa application processing.

IMC 106 - Visa Denial, Administrative Review and Appeal Processes 

 

Generally visa refusals have become increasingly in recent times. The news can be devastating; hence this course covers the following areas: what is administrative review and how does it help with a visa refusal. How to apply for an administrative review? What to do when applying for the administrative review? Examples of caseworker errors on a visa application? What are the outcomes of an administrative review? Is it important to seek legal advice on the administrative review process?

IMC 107 - Border Entry Rules

 

Topics covered are the different border and migration management policies and structures that foster enhanced movement management at borders, prevents irregular migration, helps dismantle organized criminal networks, and protects the rights of migrants.

Module 3

IMC 108 – Tourist / Visit Visa

 

This course aims to help you prepare visit visa applications that stand out from the crowd, and which will impress even the most hard-nosed Entry Clearance Officer. It covers the distinction between tourist and visit visa, eligibility requirement, what you can and cannot do, how long you can stay, fees, how long it takes, different range of permitted activities that the different classes of visitor can participate in, the current rules, home Office guidance and case law on visit applications, and how to prepare an impressive application.

IMC 109 – Business / Medical Visa

 

It covers the distinction between Business and medical visa, eligibility requirement, what you can and cannot do, how long you can stay, fees, duration of processing, documentation and how to prepare an impressive application.

IMC 110- Study Visa

 

This course breaks down the processes involved in getting schools abroad for prospective students, admission requirements, signing memorandum of agreement with foreign universities to act as licensed recruitment representative, mode of payment of tuition fee, factors to consider when picking a study destination, visa requirements and the payment of commission to representative agency.

ConsultantIMC 111 - Work Visa

 

In this lesson, attendees will examine overseas work permit programs in more depth: you will learn the stepping stone to an international career, how to process work permit abroad, choosing a career that is high demand overseas, how to research companies offering interesting jobs and finding out where these jobs are located. 

IMC 112- Second Citizenship 

 

This course breaks down the legal ways to become a citizen of abroad, the application process and other criteria such as a certain number of years of residence, marriage to a citizen, or financial investment. Students will use the knowledge gained to guide prospective applicants interested in gaining dual citizenship on the several options available and the best practices to follow.

Module 4

IMC 114- Agency Management and Marketing Strategies

 

In this course, attendees will learn how to register and set up their immigration practice, required structures, and marketing strategies to implement. We will explore topics related to marketing and business development in the context of the immigration consultancy profession. Students will learn policies that regulate immigration consultants.

IMC 115- Business Ethics and Professional Responsibility 

 

This course provides a thorough overview of the profession of immigration consulting with a focus on professional practice management. It addresses the requirements to work as a professional immigration consultant and how to run a financially successful, regulated and government compliant practice. A strong focus will be placed on the Code of Professional Ethics, the responsibilities of a regulated immigration consultant and the regulatory environment that governs the practice of immigration consultants.

IMC 116- Global Immigration Certification 

 

Attendees will be exposed to various Immigration Certification Programs designed to equip individuals with knowledge about immigration law and policy. The certification allows graduates to meet the educational requirements of becoming a Regulated Immigration Consultant in countries like Canada, the United States and few European countries. 

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