About The Company
Solid Visa (solidvisa.com) is a private consultancy that offers guidance and eligibility assessment services related to Canadian immigration. They provide assistance for obtaining permanent residency in Canada, as well as temporary visas such as study or work visas.
The website is owned and operated by IMG Services and Consulting, a company registered in Lithuania (number 305578267), with offices in Ottawa, Canada.
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The company/website is not an agent of and is not endorsed by the Canadian government. Solid Visa helps clients complete all necessary forms, fast-track the application process and get their application ready for submission with the IRCC but the final decision on granting a visa or permit belongs to the Canadian government and its agencies.
Our Take on Solid Visa
Right from the first minutes spent on the website, we could already tell this is a professional and modern looking consultancy, with all the necessary information in the right place and easy to access.
The website is only available in English, which can be considered a downside, but on the other hand, you have to be proficient in English (or French) if you want to get a Canadian visa, thus having an English-only website is not such a big deal.
The range of services offered by Solid Visa is wide and includes Federal Immigration Programs (operated under the Express Entry system), as well as Temporary Work Permits, Family Sponsorships, Business Visas, Study Permits and Visitor Visas.
Apart from these, Solid Visa also offers IELTS preparation course, as well as job guidance, which includes adjusting the applicants’ resume and cover letter to fit Canadian standards and finding a job that fits their skills and goals.
Unlike some other consultancies, Solid Visa offers details about their fee schedule: a Single Application will set you back $600, while a Family Application costs $1,000. For this price, you will receive access to their immigration platform, 24/7 updates about the application status, a full checklist of the required documents, as well as access to a personal immigration consultant.
NO RCIC License in Sight
But speaking of immigration consultants, Solid Visa doesn’t offer information about their Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCIC) or whether they employ the services of one (or more).
An RCIC is a person who can represent clients before the Canadian government and according to the Canadian Federal law, consultants who provide assistance for Canadian immigration services in exchange for a fee must be accredited as an RCIC.
They also have to be registered with the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC). This is necessary for all Canadian visa consultants, no matter if they are based in Canada or outside of it.
Considering all this, it would be really helpful if Solid Visa would make it easy for clients to know who their RCICs are, but unfortunately that is not the case.
All we could find was information along the lines of “we have assembled the best team of professionals to handle all the complications in the best way possible” and although we are not claiming that Solid Visa doesn’t work with authorized RCICs, we would like to see a bit more transparency.
Overall, Solid Visa looks like a solid (pun intended) consultancy, which offers assistance for a wide range of Canadian visas and permits, as well as courses and post-landing services (such as opening a bank account in Canada, job guidance, applying for a healthcare card, etc.), but we believe that information about their RCICs should be made available. Hopefully they add this data in the future.
Visa Services Offered by Solid Visa
This system uses points to evaluate and select eligible candidates. It is used by the Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to better manage applications received through the federal economic immigration programs. All immigration consultancies offer assistance for Express Entry, thus it comes as no surprise that Solid Visa does as well.
Is designed for skilled workers who want to become permanent residents of Canada. Applications for this program should be submitted through the Express Entry immigration selection pool.
Similar to the previous program, applications for this one should be submitted through the Express Entry system and candidates receive a score under Express Entry’s Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Applicants should have at least 2 years full-time work experience; some of the occupations accepted are: industrial, electrical, maintenance trades, chefs, butchers, bakers, etc. Please note this is not an exhaustive list of accepted trades or requirements.
Applicants with Canadian work experience, who want to obtain permanent residence in Canada have to apply for this program. Applications will be handled through the Express Entry system and candidates will receive a score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS).
Other services offered by Solid Visa are Family Sponsorships (sponsor a spouse, child, parent, or grandparent), Temporary Visas (temporary work and study permits, visitor visas, etc.), Study Visas, and more.
Solid Visa Reviews
Solid Visa doesn’t provide social media links on the website but upon looking for their Facebook page, we’ve found out they have over 53K likes out of over 54K followers, which is quite impressive and shows an active online presence. However, we couldn’t locate a Twitter account for Solid Visa, nor other social media presence.
Opinions about Solid Visa are mixed among their users, but mostly positive. At the time of writing, they have a 4 out of 5 stars rating on Sitejabber (78 reviews) but a user claims they paid thousands of dollars to apply for a student visa, yet no one ever got back to them. No additional details are provided by the user, thus it’s unclear how or why they paid so much money when Solid Visa states on their website that a Single Application costs $600.
At the time of writing there are no reviews on Trustpilot and on Quora, a user says that “None of the such companies, including Solid Visa, can 100% guarantee that a person will get his visa”, while another says that Solid Visa is “likely as “trustable” as any of them”.
The owning company, IMG Services, and Consulting are registered at Vilnius, Architektų g. 56-101, Lithuania, and their Canada-based offices are listed at 116 Albert Street, Suite 200&300 Ottawa, ON, Canada K1P 5G3. Solid Visa can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and at phones +16139270557; +12045996494; +12044307444 or +447700398754(UK branch).
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