If you are hiring services of an RCIC agent as your authorised representative, ICCRC has posted guidelines to identify the Fraudulent Immigration Consultants on their web-site (https://iccrc-crcic.ca/fraud-prevention/). The Immigration consultant you are planning to hire must meeting each of the requirements mentioned in the link. Those not meeting them or are found to be making misleading claims mentioned in the link are illegal and unlicensed Immigration Consultants. Do not fall prey to such unlicensed Immigration consultants and in fact, report them.
Checking out the RCIC agent and its association with the Indian company on ICCRC website
If the name of the RCIC agent is mentioned on the website, countercheck the veracity of the claim at this Link : https://iccrc-crcic.ca/find-a-professional/
Type details of claimed RCIC agent (Surname, Name and Registration Number) provided on the website or otherwise during communications with your local immigration consultant.
You will be routed to a page carrying the name of the claimed RCIC agent. Click the contact button next to the name.
This is the ultimate test to decide whether the Indian company AND the RCIC agent has met all the requirements of ICCRC. After clicking the contact next to RCIC agent, the page that opens MUST show the name of the Indian company whose clients this RCIC agent is representing. If not, you should report this to ICCRC (https://iccrc-crcic.ca/complaints-professional-conduct/file-a-complaint/), who will take required legal action against the RCIC agent. One thing that you must NOT do is to sign up and pay to the Indian company that is claiming representation with this RCIC agent. Requirements are not complete as per ICCRC guidelines and you are taking services of a Ghost Consultant.
For example, in case of ABHINAV, Mr. Harit Kapahi is the RCIC agent who represents our clients. On visiting ICCRC website and conducting a search for Mr. Harit Kapahi RCIC (R533671) on above lines, you will get link to his name and also you the full name of Abhinav Immigration Services Private Limited.
Harit Kapahi, RCIC (R533671). Authorized Representative for ABHINAV clients
Mr. Harit Kapahi is the Official Authorized Representative for Abhinav Immigration Services. He is a Registered Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) based in Brampton, Ontario, Canada. He is a member in good standing with The Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). By joining hands with Abhinav, Mr. Kapahi provides required representation support to the individuals, families and companies towards obtaining various permanent and temporary visas such as Federal Skilled Immigration under Express Entry Program, PNP Applications, fiancé, Super Visa for parents, Student, Trainee, Entrepreneur, Start-Up and Employment - among various other categories.
Experience and Qualifications
Mr. Kapahi had pursued various courses from India and Canada to progress further in his career and education:
Mr. Kapahi has demonstrative experience of delivering his excellence with Immigration New Zealand - from 2002 to 2013 - in various capacities. Before becoming an RCIC agent, he has worked with following reputed firms in Canada.
In Canada Immigration Consulting business since 1994, Abhinav’s clients had the privilege – in the past - to be officially represented by the Experienced RCIC Agents and Attorneys like Rhonda Williams and Yvon Guerin. They have dedicatedly worked on the application, provided strategic support and liaison with the immigration authorities.
Currently, Mr, Harit Kapahi, RCIC (R533671) represents Company’s entire clients who are enrolled for Canada Immigration through RCIC, other agencies and stakeholders in Canada.
Disclosure related to Mr. Yvon Guerin, RCIC (R411407) - Deceased
Mr. Yvon Guerin, RCIC (R411407), was associated with the company for many years. In November 2016, Mr. Yvon Guerin was penalized through issuance of a reprimand by ICCRC. The reprimand recorded that
With ABHINAV, you get services of an Immigration consultant - in business since 1994 - that meets all the ICCRC requirements. What is more, you get world class services of an experienced team of close to 200 at a highly affordable fee. Your search for an experienced, credible and trusted Immigration consultant ends with ABHINAV.