All visa applicants are given a fair shot at applying for a student or immigration visa. It is an open process. But the problem with that is education and migration agents have to deal with all sorts of clients out to try their luck.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many prospects and clients who visit migration agencies aren’t well-informed, sincere or even serious about their application.
Governments and universities clearly outline visa requirements that help people evaluate their eligibility themselves before starting their visa application.
Despite that, many people apply just to see if they can get lucky in life.
In this Blog, we have tried to classify different types of visa applicants into four groups. Please feel free to share any other types you know in our comments section at the bottom of this Blog.
“I just want to take a shot at it”
Clients who say that are basically window shopping for a visa. Most of them wouldn’t go beyond making visa inquiries. Others might go a bit further in their half-hearted bid. But their interest in the immigration visa application process is likely to fizzle out pretty soon. Such clients don’t have the patience to stick around even until the standard processing time for an immigration visa application because they weren’t fully into it, to begin with.
“Is there a sure shot way to get it?”
Of course not. But some visa applicants will insist on paying fees only after you guarantee them that their visa application would be approved. They either don’t realize or simply refuse to accept the unreasonableness of their demand. Just ask them politely would they make similar demands of doctors (Will pay you only after I am fully cured?) or a gym instructor (Will pay only after I get the desired physique?)
“A shot in the dark”
By far, such clients are most difficult to deal with.They are fully aware that their chance of getting a visa is nil. So they’d be open to taking all sorts of chances, even illegal ones.
They’d be willing to sidestep rules, forge documents and even tell a lie when some of their documents are called into question. Migration Agents should be wary of such clients. They can wreck your agency’s reputation. Agents should themselves be capable of identifying such visa applicants and telling them, politely, why foreign universities and immigration department are likely to reject their visa application.
“Who calls the shot?”
Sometimes you get visa applicants who would say: “Don’t you know someone who could speed up the process?” “Can’t you use your connections?” Visa processing is a complicated process because it involves the opinion and approval of a number of people. Each of them has their own way to do and interpret things. That is why applicants with the similar case may end up receiving different kinds of responses depending on who is handling their case. A visa case officer may not find some document authentic and may ask the applicant to provide additional documents. It may take much longer than the standard time to process some applications. Migration Agents should simply take old examples of visa applicants and explain to them why it’s hard to predict the outcome of any visa application.