Favourite Questions

At Visaplus, we often get asked the same questions by our clients...many of whom later successfully relocate with our dedicated professional help. We pride ourself on our excellent communications and personal service.

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Q1. What are my chances of getting a visa?

A. We can only fully answer this once we have looked at your personal circumstances in detail, but for many people they can be very good, provided that they go about it in the right way. Some countries are more difficult to enter on a resident's visa than others, but there are many other categories of visa that can be considered.

Please bear in mind that most countries have quotas to limit the number of immigrants and many applicants are turned away each year simply because they applied at the wrong time! Immigration legislation can be baffling and all the paperwork involved is generally very time-consuming.

It's easy to make mistakes, which will be seized upon by Embassy officials who are looking for reasons to reject your application. Expert guidance is essential if you want to give yourself the best possible chance of success and avoid relocation delays.

Q2. What is Visaplus' success rate?

A. Outstanding, we're pleased to say. This is partly because of our thorough Appraisal process, which ensures that we would never attempt to relocate clients to a place that is totally unsuited to their desired lifestyle, or where there is likely to be no demand for their skills and experience. It is also because of the wealth of expertise that we have acquired over the years. We know each country's immigration legislation back to front, so we are able to identify the best route to a new life abroad for you personally - no matter what your situation - and get you the right category of visa permit.

Q3. What is the difference between a USA Visa and Green Card?

A. The USA Visa is simply a name for a permit to enter America. Visas classify visits as full time employment, short term business or tourism / study and are normally valid for multiple visits to the USA during a specified period of time. A permanent residency permit once granted is known as a ‘Green Card’ (but is actually pink in colour), and is the first step to gaining US citizenship.

Q3. Why is completing an Appraisal necessary…why can't you just advise me over the phone?

A. Because Immigration law is very complex. For example the USA Immigration laws have over 100 routes to entry each with distinct regulations. It’s frankly impractical to cover all the issues in a brief conversation. For a start many different categories of visa and selection systems exist, and key facts that you may not even think to mention or consider irrelevant could significantly affect the success of your visa application. We need to obtain a full understanding of your unique personal circumstances to do justice to your case.

Once you have completed our Assessment Appraisal we then consider the options necessary to score those crucial extra points that will tip the balance in your favour! Often we’ll come up with a route you probably wouldn’t have considered yourself. By using this systematic and proven method of gathering information about your unique circumstances we can select the most appropriate route. We then act for you personally and present your case accurately and positively to Embassy officials.

We often achieve success in many difficult cases where our competitors’ less thorough analysis indicates you’ll fail a countrys’ entry criteria. For this reason we don’t feature a Relocation Calculator on our site as the mathematical results are often misleading.


Q5. Is there any age limit for immigration to Canada?

A. Although age can be a factor under some visa categories there are no maximum age limits set in Canada. On the other hand, there is no special class for retired applicants either.

Q6. Who should apply in a family situation and what is the status of the spouse?

A. The Principal Applicant should be the person who best meets the immigration criteria. If a Permanent Residence is granted the spouse will have exactly the same rights and obligations as the principal applicant.