Professional Fees

As affordable Canadian Immigration Representatives, at Global AG we like to be transparent when it comes to payments, and we understand our clients deserve to get value for their money.

Our company will provide you with a quote outlining all the services included in our professional fee. There will be no surprise expenses along the way.

 

Professional Fees for Canadian Immigration:

Consultations (E-mail, in-person or via skype)

Permanent Residence Applications (All types)

Temporary Resident Applications (Study, work or visitor permits)

Labour Market Opinions

Hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board

Extra Expenses

Making Payments

 

Consultations

  • E-mail

Responses/Consultations by e-mail are sometimes provided when it is reasonable to answer in writing and you have a simple question that can be answered with a simple answer. Please note that only the first e-mail consultation is free and that we will let you know whether further assessment is needed and why in order to answer your enquiry . E-mails are usually responded within 1 to 3 business days. Unfortunately, we do not provide immigration advice over the phone; we care for our clients and encourage you to send an e-mail. We are so confident of our reply and advise that we don’t mind to provide it in writing for your future reference. 

  • In-person

Consultations at our office are scheduled from MONDAY TO FRIDAY between 9am and 5pm PST [by appointment only]. The price of the first consultation varies depending on the matter and the length of time this may take. The average price for consultation is $75.00 CAD. Please note that the amount of money you pay during the first assessment counts toward the final amount in case we file an immigration application within the following 3 months. In certain cases the cost for the first consultation may be waived.  Depending on your specific situation we may also consider a meeting outside the regular hours.

  • Skype

Consultations over SKYPE (maria.globalag) are scheduled on-line and the cost is also $75 CAD per session.

 

Immigration Files Payment Schedules

  • Permanent Residence and Citizenship Applications

Applications for permanent residence are quoted on an individual basis. We charge only for what we do, this means that if your file is considered to be straightforward it will cost less than a file that needs more paperwork.

We usually require 50% upon signing of retainer agreement and 50% upon completion of your file and prior to submission.

If the above schedule does not work for you, we will be happy to customize a payment schedule according to your needs.

  • Temporary Resident Status Applications (study, work and visitor permits)

Study, work and visitor permits are quoted on an individual basis. We charge only for what we do, this means that if your file is considered to be straightforward it will cost less than a file that needs more paperwork.

Please consider that these kinds of files are completed within a few days and we suggest you provide payment in full upon signing of the retainer agreement.

If the above schedule does not work for you, we will be happy to customize a payment schedule according to your needs.

  • Labour Market Opinions

With the recent changes for the labour market opinions the payment schedule has changed as well.

If the employer wants us to manage the advertisement requirement it has a different cost.

For this type of applications we require 50% upon signing the retainer agreement and 50% prior to submission.

  • Hearings before the Immigration and Refugee Board

Depending on the type of hearing the payment schedule may differ. Detention Reviews are usually paid upfront. Appeals and other hearings are quoted on individual basis depending on the complexity of the legal situation.

 

Extra Expenses

The professional fees are subject to Goods and Services Tax (usually 5%) unless you are located outside Canada in which case the tax rate will be zero.

Most applications have a government recovery fee that is not included in the professional fees. The government fees vary depending on the type of application and number of applicants.

Global Advising Group Ltd uses registered mail services to courier your applications. This is recommendable as there will be proof of delivery to the government office, not to mention that the delivery is usually faster. The cost of this service is approximately $15.00 CAD – $100.00 CAD depending to where your application is being sent around the world.

As part of our administrative costs we charge a flat fee of $20.00 for temporary residence files and $35.00 for permanent residence files to cover the expenses of photocopying, faxing, long-distance phone calls, etc.

Some expenses will need to be foreseen such as medical examinations, translation of documents, etc.

 

Client Payments