We are here to help you know more about this Pakistan based immigration company that promises to help assist you with your move to Canada. See how far you can trust them with our Asia Pacific Immigration Service review!
The company is run out of Dhaka, Bangladesh and states that they will “get an expert on your sides to proceeds your immigration needs further.”
As we looked further into the company, we found that they have an authorized representative (someone who can legally charge for immigration services to Canada) working for them. Khan, Mohammed Ali Azam RCIC number R413271, is their authorized RCIC.
We noticed during our Asia Pacific Immigration Service review that the company also lists a second address for another company called Universal Relocation Services. This one is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. We do not really know the relationship between the two companies or why they were listed together under the Contact Us page.
APIS Services What Do They Really Offer
Looking at APIS, we found that they offer a selection of immigration services like:
- Online application assistance;
- Free assessment;
- Immigration advice;
- Educational credential application assistance
Apart from the consistently poor English use on their website, we were also left confused by some of the other services listed by the company, like:
- Online payment assistance; and
- Others support as required
Please be aware that online payment should not be completed with a third party, as that can mean real security issues for your card number and password. We are also put off by the vague “others support” that the company talks about.
Specifically, the company offer visa services for the:
- Federal Skilled Worker;
- Quebec Skill (We are quite sure that that they spelled this program name wrong); and
- Business Investor
We then looked at the information they provided about each of these programs. At first we were impressed by the amount of detail the company gave, until we noticed a sudden change in the websites grammar and language skills. We were right to doubt them. When the company first talks about the Federal Skilled Worker program, APIS literally just copied and pasted their information from other sources, not even bothering to rewrite it as their own.
This is both disappointing and illegal in terms of intellectual copyright laws. If the company cannot be bothered to give you information legally, how will they handle your application?
As we continued the Asia Pacific Immigration Services review, we also noticed that the company offers more visa services than we first thought. They are in charge of the:
- Quebec Skilled Worker Program;
- Quebec Business and Investor Program;
- Manitoba Provincial Nomination Program for:
- Skilled Workers;
- Family Sponsorship;
- Study permit;
- Visitor Visa; and
- Citizenship application
We are totally confused after finding yet another section of the website that advertises the company’s services. After clicking on the links, we were redirected to a page that mentions nothing about these visa programs. This leaves us confused and unsure about what services the company actually offers. This is not how you want your customers to feel.
At least we can say that the Online Assessment Form is useful and quite detailed. There are no less than four options offered by APIS and they appear to be pretty legit.
This is extremely worrying as all websites should have some form of these documents to ensure both the safety of their customers and the company. Because the company does not have these legal documents, it makes us doubt the company’s authority.
Not only that, but the company website is also not secure from third party hackers, so if you were hoping to make an online payment, think again!
If a website is not HTTPS secure, you should always be wary when you put in any sensitive information like passwords, usernames or payment information.
Social Media Reviews
To give you a better understanding of the company, it is always a good idea to look at how the uses social media. Luckily for us, APIS seems to have quite a few social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter.
APIS actually has a fairly good following on Facebook of around 47,487 people, though the number is inconsistent with the 250 people that the company has claimed to help immigrate to Canada.
But besides this weird mismatch, it seems that the company has a fairly good reputation with its customers. But when we looked closer, we realized that most of these reviews were actually not reviews at all, just people talking to the company and rating it.
That is not to say that there aren’t some positive reviews, like the one below.
We tried to access APIS’s twitter account off their home page and just got linked to the assessment form page instead. This is irritating to say the least and does not improve the user experience. We did eventually find them on Twitter. Unlike their Facebook account, Apis’s Twitter has a much lower following of 544.
They post regularly about relevant immigration topics, but besides this, there is not much else to talk about on their Twitter.
Conclusion for Our Asia Pacific Immigration Service Review
The one major positive of this company is the fact they hire at least one RCIC to legally assist you with paid immigration services. It does help that the company offers a free assessment that gives you four main choices for certain immigration programs.
But on the other side, there is a lot to say about the company. The content is badly written in very poor English. Canada will only accept applications that are written in good French or English, so the fact that the company says it can assist here makes us really doubtful.
Yet another glaring issue we have with APIS is that there is no clarity about what services they offer on their website. We were given several conflicting information sources and were left pretty much confused about how it all works.
We would like to say that this Asia Pacific Immigration Service review gets better, but it doesn’t. Turns out that the site is also not secure, meaning it is vulnerable to third party hackers. So if you were planning to make an online payment, you should be extremely careful.
At least on the social media front, APIS performs less painfully. Their Facebook seems to have a really good following and even some positive comments about the company’s services, although some people seemed to have not figured out that reviews are not a comment section for general queries.
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- Registered RCIC
- Updated blog
- Free assessments
- Positive reviews and following on social media
- Poor website design and content
- Conflicting services offered by the company
- Unsecured website (not HTTPS secure)
Registered RCIC 100%
Updated blog 70%
Free assessments 70%
Poor website design and content 20%
Conflicting services offered by the company 30%
Unsecured website (not HTTPS secure) 10%
Positive reviews and following on social media 80%