Permits & Visas Review

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Immigration lawyers and agents who don’t EXIST

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Permits & Visas is a global immigration company that has offices in the UK and in Dubai. They work with experienced and qualified immigration consultants and lawyers.

One question we want you to ask yourself at the beginning of this review and throughout is, who are the immigration consultants and lawyers?

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The Website

The website for Permits & Visas is professional looking and easy to use. Permits & Visas claim to help you immigrate to a number of countries; Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the USA, the UK, Hong Kong, South Africa, Malaysia, Panama, Brazil, New Zealand and Singapore. This immediately raised red flags for us.

One of the biggest problems that we had with the Permits & Visas website is that they claim to have immigration consultants and lawyers that will help you with your immigration process. Who are they though? Each country will have its own set of laws and rules regarding immigration and working in a country. This would mean that they would need immigration consultants for each country as well as immigration lawyers that are knowledgeable about each country’s specific immigration laws. Yet, they have not given names of any consultants or lawyers.

The website for Permits & Visas was only created in February 2014. This is a little concerning as they claim to have over 13 years of experience. Why is their website so new? When we started looking a little more at the website for Permits & Visas we found a few more problems. On the website Permits and Visas claims to be accredited by quite a few corporations. They say that they are accredited by the ICCRC, MARA, the Law Society of England and Wales United Kingdom and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to name a few. When you click on each of these organisation’s logos you are directed to the top of the page. Permits & Visas also claims to employ US immigration attorneys in their Panama office. We find this a bit fishy as they claim to have offices in Dubai and the UK.

There is a terms and conditions, privacy policy and a refund policy.

Social Media

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Permits & Visas has a social media page for just about every form of social media you could think of. The Facebook page for Permits & Visas has 36 913 likes and has regular posts. Please note that Facebook posts can be bought. However when people ask for more information they are asked by Permits & Visas to send them their number. We would assume that people would be asked to send their e-mail or to visit the website for Permits & Visas. The language used on the website is not professional, “your” is often spelt “ur”, that was a give-away. The marketing side of Permits & Visas is very good but whether they follow through, we are unsure. The Facebook page was also only created in 2014.

There is a Twitter page that has 177 followers and there are regular posts. There is also an Instagram page that has 134 followers and a few posts. There is a Google + page and a LinkedIn page. All of these pages have the relevant9information on them.

Overall

At first look Permits & Visas looked quite professional and promising but as we started to chip away at the paint all their flaws were revealed. We were unable to find any immigration consultants or immigration lawyers anywhere on the website. We did a RCIC agent search with the companies name and nothing turned up. The fact that Permits & Visas claim to be accredited by so many different immigration corporations and law firms with nothing to show for it worries us.

Testimonials of previous clients can be found on the website but we found some strange testimonials. South Africa has a retirement visa but the testimonial provided for this visa is from Lily, and Lily looks quite young. Could it maybe be a case of a Google images search? We feel that Permits & Visas could have spent a bit more time searching for an image of someone a bit more believable.permits visas lily

We would not trust Permits & Visas as an immigration agency as they are unable to provide people with any information about their immigration agents or lawyers.

If you have dealt with Permits & Visas please leave a comment below in our comments section.

 

 

The Review

1.4 Score

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The Good

  • There is a terms and conditions, privacy policy and a refund policy
  • Free online assessment

The Bad

  • No indication of who the immigration consultants or lawyers are
  • Bad language used on the Facebook page
  • Claim to be accredited by quite a few corporations but there is no proof
  • Offer immigration services to 13 countries but no immigration consultants or lawyers listed

Breakdown

  • Company Identity 10%
  • Legitimacy 10%
  • Features 20%
  • Service Feedback 20%
  • Published Content 10%
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66 Discussion to this review

  1. Eklora Kedis says:

    Hello sir, I am Eklora Kedis from Germany.I want to migrate new zealand.so,it’s possible for me? I done bachelor of hotal management in Germany.I also work on Germnay in Hotel.So can you guide me about migration in new zealand?Thank you

  2. Diezy Renosuz says:

    Hello, I am Diezy from Bahrain.My Qualification is M.E. – Civil Engineering. I am currently working in bahrain as construction supervisor.I want to know about Denamrk skill Immigration.I don’t have any information about Denmark so can you guid me about Denamark.Thank you.

  3. Selvilla Khan says:

    I am Selvilla Khan from riyadh .I’m currently working in riyadh as accountant .I want to know how can i apply for immigartion in UK. My Qualificayion is B.com.Can i eligible for that..please give me advice for that. Thank You.

  4. Samira Khan says:

    I am Samira Khan from Saudi Arabia.I’m currently working in Saudi Arabia since 2009 to till date as a supervisor in retail company . My Qualificayion is B.com and i also have 1 year experience in post of accountant.Now I want to immigartion in New Zealand.how it is possible? Can you give me a right way? Thank You.

  5. annoyed customer says:

    This company Permits and Visas in Tecom Dubai is a thief. I applied with my siblings and lost AED 20, 000. We paid in full and after payment, they did not respond to our queries. This company will only guide you to do the initial steps. Which is to get General Training IELTS, and score must be 7 or higher which they did not disclose during assessment. And also to apply for ECA from WES. They will open your Express Entry profile which you can easily do yourself without mistakes unlike their case managers who filled most of our details incorrect. After all these, you just hope for the best to get an Invitation to Apply in Canada. We did not get any further assistance after this process. I pray this company get its karma for stealing people’s hard earned money.

  6. annoyed customer says:

    This company Permits and Visas in Tecom Dubai is a thief. I applied with my siblings and lost AED 20, 000. We paid in full and after payment, they did nit respond to our queries. This company will only guide you to do the initial steps. Which is to get General Training IELTS, and score must be 7 or higher which they did not disclose during assessment. And also to appy for ECA from WES. They will open your Express Entry profile which you can easily do yourself without mistakes unlike their case managers who filled most of our details incorrect. After all these, you just hope for the best to get an Invitation to Apply in Canada. We did not get any further assistance after this process. I pray this company get its karma for stealing people’s hard earned money.

    • Waiting for Nothing says:

      I have the same experience until now no update since I started asking for refund…Can anyone assist how to file complain to this agency?

  7. dubem says:

    my own experience is rare, I don’t know where to start but all the same. since some people get visa while others don’t based on their claim simply means that they are gambling. I am a witness to a failed application with a lost of 4200 dirhams, that’s my three months salary as at that time.i think my luck didn’t shine. I plead on my fellow looser to stop calling them names, maybe its ours or their fault but above all, its almighty god that knows the best. we are all human and likely making mistakes. I am a wood furniture and cabinet maker with lots of years experience but I failed.

  8. Kavish Semjuza says:

    Within 8 months of submitting a visa application to work Germany, through the help of Permits and Visas we were able to get our visas.
    Thank you so much Permits and Visas.

  9. Abhay says:

    Permits and Visas has a team of the best immigration consultants.
    It’s team consists of well trained and experienced professionals, specialised in Visa related services.
    I had the great wonderful help and support from Permits and Visas.

  10. Cherry Romano says:

    I want to let everyone at Permits and Visas know that I appreciate everything; the patience and the assistance offered during my application for the Visa.
    This is some kind of big deal for me really. This was supposed to be a stressful process but with your assistance, it was so easy.
    Thanks for making it possible for me to start a new life with my husband. Thank you very much.

    • Jake Pajela says:

      Hi, is permit and visa base on dubai is legit? thanks for the feedback

  11. Denis Reyal says:

    Easy to access and very efficient visa application process. I love that every step was explained so that we never had to wonder what stage we are at or what to do next. The communication was at its best both by phone and email. best services and support by Permits and Visas company. I highly recommend Permits and Visas.

  12. zesika says:

    Best services and support by Permits and Visas company. I recommend this service to everyone who needs it.

  13. Vishal Sharma says:

    Guys don’t trust this froud people. I have experience with idiots agency. I lose my money Now no news .I will go for legally against this money stealers. If they want to make money better go street and beg, don’t cheat people for make money bloody beggers. If you want to more about this cheating agency contact me +97470714042 #permitsandvisas

  14. Radwan Qouqas says:

    I have received a call from Permits & Visas today, and honestly speaking, the guy sounded angry for the fact that I was busy travelling and couldn’t answer his calls. (the same call he should be promoting for their services in), the call sounded like I was being blamed for not answering his call and when i asked for the terms and conditions in their agreement he informed me that i can view them once I pay, and when i refused he sent me the terms and conditions and insisted that i confirm to him that i will apply. something was not right for sure or it could be a non-professional behavior of an employee.

  15. Yasmin says:

    Amazingly, these bunch are completely different from the rest. They are professional, experienced, courteous and human! From the first contact, I had a good feeling it was going to work and yes, it did. I am now a New Zealand permanent resident with my family with me. Thanks to Permits and Visas.

  16. Melanie T says:

    First of all, I would like to thank the consultant who helped me a lot during the application. She is Marie. She was very supportive, professional and friendly the entire time I was dealing with the company for my Canada pr. I definitely recommend this company to whose who are intending to migrate to Canada as skilled worker. Their guidance and services made my application approved. I got mine after 7 months. I am by the way a doctor by profession here in Dubai. Everything that happened in 7 months time was all worth it.

    • Mohamed says:

      Kindly How much did it cost you?

      • gener says:

        why you are still in dubai it thought you already applied in canada and you already there.

    • ajay says:

      Where are you in Canada? Would you mind sharing your Canadian contact number? I heard its very difficult to get jobs in Medical profession in Canada. Is it true?

    • Faye says:

      wow this is good to hear. Which province in Canada you are? and would you mind to share you contact number in Canada?

  17. Reagan Velarde says:

    Permits & Visas is a fraud. They are experts in giving promises and assurances to get your trust and shell out your hard-earned money. They shuffled my case through several case managers but, same with others here, my Expression of Interest to migrate to New Zealand expired without notifications received from any of the four case managers that handled my application. I hope there is a way to get my money back because they are bent on keeping it. They offered to transfer my application to other countries but for sure there is nothing for me here because Permits & Visas is just a scam.

  18. Rubiya says:

    I am here to testify that Permits and Visas is one legit company. Their consultants and managers were so professional and I didnt have any issue with regards to my Canada pr application. They made the whole application process easy for me as they take all the worries and stress out of it. I applied for Canadian skilled visa under express entry last January and I got it after 8 months. Thanks to all the staff who provided me all their time and support as well as patience and made me feel so positive about the whole process.

    I recommend Permits and Visas to those who are thinking to migrate to Canada.

  19. Munir says:

    I must confess that I have been impressed by the services from Permits and Visas. You were always there to respond to every query I had. You actioned my application as soon as possible and did all the extra work to make sure the application was successful. Thank you so much for identifying and helping to correct the incorrect portions of my application. I really don’t know where else I would have found the type of commitment I received from you. I will be happy to recommend Permits and visas to my friends who will soon by applying for Canadian PR visa..

    • Abdulqawi says:

      Munir, I wish I can talk with you to give me real trust , I am willing to do same.

  20. Rashi says:

    I would just like to say that Permits and Visas was very good for my visa case. Everything is done in formal manner which made me feel secure. I had four professional staff assigned to me for my case so I know I was in good hands. They were brilliant. They told me all paperwork and proof I needed to send in. What excellent lovely people. I would recommend to all people with visa needed or issue.

  21. Asfaq says:

    I am very pleased with the service provided by Permits and Visas. They are very efficient and fast and I would love to recommend their service to my friends and all those who wish to immigrate to Canada. Thank you so much for all your assistance.

    • Shanawaz says:

      Dear ashfaq I live in dubai. Very keen to apply for Canadian pr. Would be willing to know more in if you could share me your contact details or you can call me on this 0555900186. Appreciate for your time

  22. kevin says:

    Thank you very much for the great assistance and determination to help us through! I really am not sure my appeal would have been considered without your help. In desperation and confusion, throughout the whole process, you guys at Permits and Visas were professionals in your field.  We will gladly keep recommending your services to our friends. Thank you so much.

  23. Raziya says:

    I have always seen the immigration process always need professional help so I never gave going solo a thought. My only problem is finding the right agency. My boss recommended Permits and visas and really, they were as good as advertised. The whole process was explained to me in way that made it easy for me to understand. They took all the pressure off me and helped with the documentation. I recommend this service to everyone who needs courteous, professional and friendly immigration agency.

  24. Gul Mehtab says:

    Thank you Permits and Visas for helping me with my application. I called permits and visas office a few months back for free assessment as seen online. I was amazed with how the consultant assessed my qualification. The consultant then was Iqra, she was honest and very straight forward. Without their help I will not be able to finish this successfully. Thank you again.

  25. Mazen Kamel says:

    I would like to tell you that this agency is just a fraud company , they give a lot of promises ,and their main object is to collect your money ASAP ,I have discovered in addition of all their lies that my application form for Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa to New Zealand has been expired ,and even they did not inform me about it or about this the crazy expiry condition within limited period , I advise all people not to apply for any services from permits & Visa because they are a thieves gang.

  26. Mazen Kamel says:

    I would like to tell you that this agency is just a fraud company , they give a lot of promises ,and their main object is to collect your money ASAP ,I have discovered in addition of all their lies that my application form for Skilled Migrant Category Resident Visa in New Zealand has been expired ,and even they did not inform me about it or about this expiry conditions, I advise you not to apply for any services from permits & Visa because they are athief gang.

  27. Dina essam says:

    Hello , i was gonna register with permits and visas by mistake instead of another agency, I paid them little money as a deposit , I want to make sure they are scam or not also how we can get our money back.
    Also the one who Saif they are legitimate now whatis the proof?
    I need help urgently

  28. Jessica arames says:

    Permits and Visas sent me proof of their accreditation via email as I have asked them about it. So, maybe, you can ask for it as well. The manager was accommodating when I went to visit their office. I am an actual client and I have hired them for my Australian visa. I was handled by consultant Ms. Marie and a case manager, which I forgot the name. So far, based on what they have provided me, I am impressed. The consultant was very experienced and knowledgeable as I have observed as well as the case manager.

    • Kris says:

      So what happened now to ur applications? Is there any result or improvements? I wrote them and asked for credencials in behalf of my niece just make sure that my niece won’t get scam but sadly they never answered any of my questions and credentials that i was asking. I am base here in US and i let them know that i am familiar with immigration process direct and agency processes but i never heard 3~4 interviews? They should know the minimum and maximum length of processing of the papers since they been in that business for a while. And the one thing that hint me its the red flag is, when the agent keep on pressing pressure my niece to make a decisions by calling and emailing her. If they care and have confidenced to sent out their clients they won’t do that.
      So my questions to u is when r u leaving? Can u show and what kind of credentials u got from them?

  29. Ritika says:

    I have tried Permits and Visas in Dubai and I can say they amazed me on how they have handled my case. I applied for Canadian pr around 10 months ago. My case was handled by the consultant Amrita and a case manager. They are very accommodating and straight forward about the process, fees, requirements and deadlines. I am a nurse here in Dubai and just last month, I got the grant for my application. I can say that they are a legit company based on my experience.

    • Kris says:

      So where are u now? Did u manage to move in Canada? What credentials did u get from them? Who was ur agent…how much is ur aplication fee.

    • Kris says:

      Im asking u Ritika…

  30. tinosh says:

    i ve also bad comment regarding permits and visa,same to rahul.i would like to get information of the people who are facing the same issue .if some one is in dubai we ll try to get our money back,if possible

    Rahul 7 months ago
    Permits & Visas Immigration Consultancy in Dubai is a fraud. They contacted me in 2014 stating that they have good contacts in companies in Canada and assured me providing interview opportunities with such companies. As per them once I deposit the money, the whole process will take only six to seven months. Now it is 2016 and I faced only two round of interviews. When I contacted them again, their reply was ” We cannot keep on giving the interviews. It has cost us more than what you have paid. The process has crossed more than a year and hence there will not be any interviews as per the management”. They will stop taking your calls and reply your mails once they receive the payment from you. Please stay away from such kind of cheats.

  31. Xperia says:

    Is there any one whom i can talk to in Permits and Visas? Someone reliable. My agent doesnt respond well and i dont trust him.He seems to be inefficient and lie a lot. I don’t knw whom to contact. Team lead Michael is not available, kanchan the complaint sector is equally defended. My agent Githin George is absolutely clueless. I want to know my status, my express entry profile was created in 2014 and its not yet renewed. I have no idea.i need to talk to someone who would answer sensibly.

  32. Xperia says:

    Hi is der any reliable person in Permits and visa? Nobody responds well.i just want to know my real status. I don’t know whom to talk to.My agent George Githin knows nothing and he just pushes the issues under the carpet. Michael the team leader is not responding as well.The complaint sector Kanchan doesn’t care equally. Is there any person who can help actually?

  33. Xperia says:

    Permits and Visas Dubai. Sounds very professional, but plz don’t get carried away . Their professionalism vanishes in thin air the moment they get ur full pay. Two years now and no proper answer the irony is I don’t get to talk to the agents as they don’t pick the call . It either goes to voice box to my surprise to wrong person (I assume it’s done on purpose as I have spoken to that saved number before) When u reach to a point of blasting after two years of patience, the complaint sctors don’t respond to ur complaints which is equally” I care a damn shit attitude” these people don’t have ethics. Don’t invest ur many and hope on these people. Better do it urself or find another consultants. The positive ones definitely must be their team guys posting their own brownie points. I was in my early thirties now in my mid thirties still m asked to wait and wait and wait. I don’t care about migrating to Canada . I want an answer for the torture I have been through. Mental and emotional torture.

  34. Lorna says:

    I have availed their service just this year and they have sent me links and proofs of their business. I think they are legit. This review must be updated.

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      • Jyothi says:

        Hello,

        Are you very sure that Permits and Visas are not accredited to ICCRC as they claim. Please can you check and let me know if there has been any change and if they are legit.

        I have been dealing with them for 2 years and I have issues.

        • Canadian Visa Review says:

          Good Day
          We have checked once again, and are still unable to find their company on the official ICCRC website.

          Thank you

          • len says:

            helo, can u check for me this consultant, if they register in ICCRC please. Global Links Immigration Services coz my fren have an application in there

        • Xperia says:

          I really can’t comment on der accreditation as I am not sure. However, nothing has worked in my case in this two years time. They have just put our profile in express entry and asked us to wait , that too has expired recently and I don’t think those guys have renewed my profile yet. Then , asked me to wait for invitations from provinces, which again is not possible as I don’t have a Canadian qualification and I don;t have any blood relation in Canada. For two years they asked mw to wait , wait and wait. When asked for refund no reply and response. I paid 3118.42 US Dollar which is a lot of money. I have no clue what they are upto.

    • KD says:

      @ Lorna How far are you on documents? Have you received any support documents from them? what kind of links and proofs of business? if you don’t mind asking you.

      • Xperia says:

        Plz don’t trust them 2 years and still waiting…u better do urself or find another one.Definitely not Permits & Visas. They don’t pick calls soon after they get ur money .u ll become a dog behind them asking wtas happening just lime me. I was in my early thirties when I started and now m in my mid thirties , still nothing has been done.

  35. howdy says:

    so far so good i have received an email from them they have been doing a good job.

  36. Rahul says:

    Permits & Visas Immigration Consultancy in Dubai is a fraud. They contacted me in 2014 stating that they have good contacts in companies in Canada and assured me providing interview opportunities with such companies. As per them once I deposit the money, the whole process will take only six to seven months. Now it is 2016 and I faced only two round of interviews. When I contacted them again, their reply was ” We cannot keep on giving the interviews. It has cost us more than what you have paid. The process has crossed more than a year and hence there will not be any interviews as per the management”. They will stop taking your calls and reply your mails once they receive the payment from you. Please stay away from such kind of cheats.

    • Jhun says:

      It happen to me too…and what I noticed is that the Interviewer are the same person who interviewed me on my first interview… and I also notice that the time they are using are also the same time here in UAE while according to them they are from Canada…

    • Nithish says:

      Hi Rahul.I am planning to register for the processing of canada migration.Give your experience with the agency

    • Xperia says:

      I second u they are frauds.

  37. Gina Cerrafon says:

    Permits and Visas sent me multiple emails and provided me with their trade license in Dubai and in UK. It seems legitimate but I still have doubt on it. They also provided me the link website for New Zealand Immigration office for the follow-up of the application. The process seems authenticate but i really wanted to be sure before i start.

    • Xperia says:

      it is only till u pay the full amount dear. it’s two years and nothing has been done till now.

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