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Tips and Suggestions for Avoiding Fraud when Hiring Immigration Consultants

Choosing to begin your immigration or citizenship journey can be an overwhelming activity. Hiring a representative to assist you with this process can provide peace of mind when applying.

To safeguard against fraud, there are several important things to remember when hiring an immigration and citizenship consultant.

  • You do not need to hire a representative to complete or submit your application.
  • You can find immigration forms and guides free on Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) website. You should not pay for these documents.
  • If you choose to hire an authorized representative, such as an immigration and citizenship consultant, be aware that only government-approved reps can charge clients for their assistance. IRCC does not work with representatives who are not government approved. Choosing to do so may impact your application.
  • You can verify the status of immigration consultants by using ICCRC’s registry of Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs). Ensure your immigration consultant’s status is “active” on ICCRC’s public registry.

If you are interested in hiring an authorized consultant to help with your application, features immigration and citizenship consultants who can assist you with all your immigration and citizenship needs. The Consultants Directory on allows users to find consultants using filters such as name, location, and languages spoken.


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