Conditions of Use / Disclaimers
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Terms of Business for Immigration Advice and Representation
Abiola Anyakwo is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) and is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). As such, she is bound by its By-laws, Code of Professional Ethics, and associated Regulations in providing immigration advice and representation.
Prior to providing any immigration advice and representation to a potential Client, RCIC will require potential Client to sign an Initial Consultation Agreement (ICA). Upon signing the ICA, RCIC will provide Client with the following professional services under the terms of this Agreement:
Secure further information on Client’s Canadian immigration goals;
Secure information on Client’s background, qualifications and personal and financial circumstances;
Review Client information and assess this against the current Canadian law and policy;
Provide advice on the current status of Canadian immigration law and policy;
Determine the most appropriate immigration stream to which Client may qualify to apply (if any) and advise Client;
Instruct Client on procedures to pursue any application that Client appears to qualify for.
Limits of engagement
The ICA is limited to a single consultation on the matter indicated by client. The RCIC shall not provide further information or advice to Client unless the Client and the RCIC have expressly agreed to a continuation with respect to this and other matters and a separate written agreement concerning those other matters has been entered into by Client and RCIC. The ICA does not obligate the RCIC to act for Client in any immigration application or proceedings. Should client require further advice or representation from the RCIC following the ICA, Client must sign separate retainer agreement with RCIC.
Method of consultation
RCIC shall provide consulting services to Client in person, by phone, by SKYPE or by email. The consultation shall last for such period of time as is necessary for RCIC to perform the services under this agreement, but in any event, shall not be for longer than 1 hour.
Client shall pay in advance of the consultation, a consultation fee of 25,000 Naira. The fee shall be paid into the RCIC’s designated account
Client is entitled to the refund of any fees that have not been earned under this agreement. For avoidance of doubt, fees shall be earned by the RCIC immediately upon the commencement of provision of professional advice, by telephone, email of in person. Fees that have been earned under this agreement are non-refundable.
Client must provide the RCIC with such factual information and documentation as are required to perform the consultation. Client must be accurate and honest and must inform RCIC of all information, even if negative or adverse, which might be relevant to the advice provided by RCIC in this matter. Failure to fully disclose all relevant information to RCIC will impact the advice given by RCIC.
Advice current on date of consultation
The advice provided by the RCIC to Client is based on the Canadian immigration law and policy current on the date of the consultation. The RCIC is not responsible or accountable for any change in government legislation or policy that may impact the processing of any subsequent application by Client.
No guarantee on outcome
Where RCIC is engaged by Client to provide services; RCIC shall perform any services undertaken on behalf Client to the standard of a competent ICCRC member. RCIC does not guarantee the outcome of a Client’s application nor the time required for processing an immigration application. Both of these are at the sole discretion of the Canadian government and not the RCIC.
RCIC is required to preserve the confidences and secrets of Client. This professional obligation exists to encourage candid and complete communications between Client and the RCIC. All information and documentation provided by Client and reviewed by the RCIC will not be divulged to any third party, other than RCIC’s agents and employees, without prior consent, except as demanded by law.
In the event of a dispute, the Client and RCIC must make every effort to resolve the matter between them. In the event that a resolution cannot be reached, the Client must present the complaint in writing to the RCIC and allow the RCIC 5 working days to respond to the Client.
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