About Abhinav Outsourcing Ltd.
Abhinav Outsourcing was said to be established in 1992 and is run and owned by Ajay Sharma. He states that:
“It is our responsibility to know each country very well before we start providing consulting services to our client.”
Mr. Sharma also states that he is a principal consultant for immigration matters, although he is qualified as an economist, rather than a professional immigration consultant or lawyer. Abhinav Outsourcing is a company that seems to offer immigration to countries like:
The company also claims to have over 500 years of combined experience in the immigration field, since it was established in 1994. The business says that they offer over 50 residency and non-residency visa options, where they operate in four different branches in India.
Web and services
The website design of Abhinav Outsourcing is not the best, it can be rather difficult to navigate around certain parts of the web page, and some of the graphics have rather poor quality. There is a lot of information included on the web page, but a lot of the English used is poorly written on some of the articles.
Abhinav Outsourcing does have a great deal of information on certain immigration news. But some of the content on the site is badly written. Certain key words are also missing from the website or are incorrectly inserted.
The website mentions a “Regulated Canadian Law Immigration Advisor,” this immediately raises an issue with its legitimacy. There is another major error that stands out, the website has included the old name of the Canadian Immigration Office (CIC), they have no updated it since it has changed to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
Abhinav does claim that they have people that will help you with your immigration but do not mention any names besides Ajay Sharma. or important information like RCIC numbers to show their legitimacy. There is no mention of affiliated Law firms or Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants with their relevant RCIC numbers that are normally involved in the immigration process. If Abhinav is not regulated by the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC), then they cannot legally help you apply, if they charge for their services.
There is a blog on the website that posts somewhat regularly over the months, but as with the homepage, some of them are poorly written but do have relevant information. Some of the articles may also be outdated in their information, for example, their article on “Express Entry Eligible Occupation List for – 2015”, is two years out of date. There are not enough postings specifically for Canadian immigration policies and programs to really help the user.
The web page does have a:
- Terms & Conditions;
- Disclaimer; and
- Refund Policy
This is generally a good sign. But in order to qualify for certain refunds, you are required to produce everything from records of telephone calls to emails to back up your claims. Of course, there are some things you cannot claim a refund on like IELTS tests or health exams.
Social media and Online Reviews
Abhinav has social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn Google+ and YouTube. The website says that it has over 42,000 Facebook followers, but the number of likes and shares for their posts do not match their follower number. Many of their posts do not have any likes or shares. But the company at least posts regularly.
Ironically the client testimonials look like they have been copy pasted onto the Facebook web page from the Abhinav web page. There are no real Facebook accounts of people who claim to have been happy customers, so it does add doubt to its authenticity.
There seem to be mixed reactions from customers on the services provided by Abhinav. Everything from 5 stars rates down to 1. The biggest complaints seem to be that the clients were not told enough information about the visas they were hoping to qualify for, and then did not qualify because of test scores or other factors.
There are only glowing reviews on their website that date back to 2011, but these reviews are also hard to trace to real people with real accounts, like Facebook. All the reviews are exceptionally good, but it does make it hard to look more authentic when you cannot put a face to the name.
Abhinav Outsourcing Ltd. Seems to be missing quite a few essential things that are required if you are offering legal immigration services. The lack of either legal or RCIC qualifications is worrying. It is also strange that one company offers so many visa options for so many different countries, instead of just specializing in one or two instead. The fact that the countries that Abhinav Outsourcing offer immigration services for vary depending on the pages you visit. The “About Us” page add three other countries (The UK, Lithuanian and Latvia) to the list, that are not mentioned anywhere else in the web page.
Overall Abhinav Outsourcing may not be the best choice for your immigration needs, because of missing essential information.