Ghosts who vanish with your money
aking news in Canada this spring was the case of a group of international students from the state of Punjab in India’s north. More than 700 such students are currently facing deportation from Canada after Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) discovered that Letters of Admission from their education institutions were counterfeit. These fake Letters of Admission, issued in 2018 and 2019 by various institutions, were submitted as evidence in study permit applications on behalf of those students.
At the centre of it all was a now defunct immigration ‘agency’ operating out of Punjab, whose owner-operator has since vanished. This ghost consultant had been charging aspiring international students thousands of dollars to assist in the process of obtaining admission into colleges in Canada and to apply for study permits. The students (and their parents) all claim to have been innocently duped by the “ghost” consultant who has now ghosted them.
These students, in addition to being fleeced of their family’s cash (apparently all the transactions were in cash) are being deported from Canada for misrepresentation, and also face a ban from applying to IRCC for at least five years.
If you won’t spend the time and money to do it properly, how will you find the time and the money do do it over again?
Whether you are in India, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe of anywhere else, this is a cautionary tale. Its lesson is to stay away from ghosts. Use a real immigration consultant. We get it done right, and ironically, do your work faster and less expensively than the ghosts who vanish with both your money and your dreams. There is more detail on this web site.