INITIAL CONSULTATION AGREEMENT
This legal agreement refers to the initial consultation conducted by Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC) Vanessa Cortes (the “RCIC”), Membership Number R529529 and the below signing CLIENT (the “CLIENT”).
The purpose of the initial consultation is to answer the CLIENT’s questions related to Canadian Immigration law and Canadian immigration programs, evaluate the CLIENT’s eligibility and admissibility for permanent or temporary immigration to Canada and/or to verify the CLIENT’s qualifications to provide them with their immigration possibilities or with an immigration plan, as the case may be.
Please be advise that Vanessa Cortes is a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant according to the Canadian laws and is a member in good standing of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council with membership number R529529, and as such, is bound by its Bylaw, Code of Ethics, and Regulations. She is a member in good standing of the Québec Registry of Immigration Consultants, member No. 11739 of the Québec Registry of Immigration Consultants and member No. R16877 of the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants.
The legal basis of the counselling is the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and its Regulations, immigration laws, regulations and instructions of the Canadian provinces, and it is done according to the consultant’s best knowledge and based on the information provided by the client.
The consultation fee is $200 Canadian dollars. Canadian provincial and federal sales taxes apply if the CLIENT is physically in Canada at the time of the consultation. Money transfer, banking and other related fees are at the CLIENT’s expense.
The consultation is to last a maximum of 60 minutes. The CLIENT commits to be on time and available for the scheduled appointment 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time or to cancel the appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Should the CLIENT not show for the scheduled appointment or present themselves past the scheduled time, no refund will be issued. The CLIENT will receive a consultation for the time left on their one-hour appointment if they present themselves after the agreed upon time. However, they will only be serviced for the time left on their 60 minutes, if this time is not sufficient and the CLIENT has further questions, they will be required to make another appointment. Under exceptional circumstances the client or the consultant has the right to postpone the consultation without incurring in extra payments 1 time.
Should the client have additional questions after the 60 minutes of consultation have passed, scheduling another appointment will be needed, unless a representation contract is signed. For greater clarity, should the client need assistance after the consultation, there is the option of scheduling another meeting or to hire the consultant.
The consultation is to be done online, on the phone or in person. Should the CLIENT prefer the telephone as means of communication, he/she will be the one making the call and covering any long-distance fees.
Taking this consultation with the RCIC does not oblige the CLIENT to hire the consultant for any further immigration procedures.
Taking the consultation does not imply that the RCIC is representing the CLIENT before the immigration authorities.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws in effect in the Province/Territory of Quebec.
As the context may require, the singular shall include the plural and vice versa; words importing the masculine shall include the feminine gender and vice versa.
The client and the consultant agree that for the purpose of this agreement, by pressing the SUBMIT button, the client accepts and signs the present agreement.
The parties acknowledge that they have requested that this agreement be drawn up in English. Las partes solicitaron redactar el presente contrato en inglés. Les parties ont accordé de rédiger le présent accord en anglais.