You should beware when the immigration advisor that you have approached asks you to pay him in cash. Although there is nothing illegal about this practice until it is done under the prescribed law but usually such transactions are not traceable. You have no evidence for the future to prove that you have paid the fee. Prefer to carry all your transaction the mode which can be easily traceable such as cheque or online transfer. Do not forget to take all the receipts and related documents for future reference.
You should understand that while allowing a person from any other country, national security is of primary concern for the government and no nation take any chance on it whatsoever. Your application passes through strict scrutiny and if anything is missing in your application or you are not eligible, the application is bound to reject. Be cautious if any immigration practitioner guarantees you the approval.
Refrain from taking further services from those that encourage you to fill the wrong or fabricated information on your application form. This indicates that either you do not meet the eligibility criteria or the person is not experienced to take you out of the complex situation. Always look for honest, fair and experienced service providers. Filing wrong information in your immigration form may lead to serious repercussions and you may be permanently barred from filing the application form in the future.
Always search for a credible immigration consultant having sufficient experience in handling the type of immigration application that you are interested in. Many types of immigration applications such as work permits, permanent resident visas, and tourist visas are available and all of them have different procedures and different eligibility criteria. Not all professionals are experts in handling all types of visas. Avoid such professionals who are not providing convincing answers specific to your questions.
With the advancement of technology and increased interference of the internet on our lives, checking the reviews of the immigration consultant you are planning to approach may provide you with a fair idea about the working style, professional ethics, and experience of the consultant. Do not completely rely on those reviews as these reviews may be posted under a marketing campaign.