February 23, 2023

Why hire an Immigration Consultant when you can Do it Yourself (DIY)?

Whether you should do it yourself (DIY) or hire an immigration consultant depends on your individual circumstances and needs. Here are some factors to consider:

DIY or Agency?


  • Cost: Doing it yourself can save you money on consulting fees, which can be significant.
  • Control: Doing it yourself gives you complete control over the application process, including the timeline and the decisions made.
  • Learning experience: Doing it yourself can be a great learning experience, as you'll gain knowledge and skills that can be applied to future situations.

However, it's important to note that the immigration process can be complicated and time-consuming, and mistakes can lead to delays or even denial of your application. If you don't have experience with immigration procedures, it may be difficult to navigate the process on your own. Small mistakes may cause huge problems.

Immigration Consultant:

  • Expertise: An immigration consultant can provide expert guidance on the immigration process, including the requirements, deadlines, and documentation needed. 
  • Time-saving: An immigration consultant can save you time by handling administrative tasks such as filling out forms and submitting documents on your behalf.
  • Increased chance of success: An immigration consultant can help you avoid mistakes that can lead to delays or denial of your application, increasing your chances of success. 

However, it's important to note that not all immigration consultants are equal, and there are unscrupulous consultants who may take advantage of your situation. It's important to do your research and choose a reputable consultant with a proven track record of success.

Canadian Immigration Consultancy - Helping Filipinos since 1989
Hiring us for your Canadian visa application may indeed add additional costs to you but our clients are one in saying that it's all worth it. Here's our advantage:
  • We have over 30 years of experience that you can bank on. We are not just an Education Agent. We are a full service immigration consultancy firm with over 30 years of experience in Canadian Visa Processing
  • We provide in-Canada support. We provide assistance for your study/work permit extension, visitor record application, PGWP application and help you figure out your best PR pathway
  • Gateway to Canada clients are represented by an IRCC Authorized Representative
  • We have a network of industry partners in Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, USA, Vancouver and Toronto making us able to provide total solution package for our clients
  • Most of our client are happy about our service and say it's all worth it. https://www.gatewaytocanada.com/p/reviews.html
In summary, whether you should do it yourself or hire an immigration consultant depends on your individual circumstances and needs. If you have experience with immigration procedures and are willing to put in the time and effort to research and navigate the process, doing it yourself may be a viable option. However, if you are new to the process, or have a complex case, hiring an immigration consultant may be a wise investment. 

Hiring a consultant may be costly. But what do you think is your family's future worth? Help is available, why take the risk?