You will learn about:

• Type of visas
• Visa requirements, documentation and how applications are processed
• Breach of visa conditions - How an immigrant can be removed (deported) from a country
• Compliance issues -What immigrants must do to maintain their legal status
• How one can become a permanent resident or naturalized citizen
• Who qualifies as a refugee or asylum recipient


(i) Acknowledgement of enrolment

(ii) Course commencement

(iii) Course lectures, tutorials, practical case studies

(iv) Course completion

(v) Examination (mid-way and final)

The details of the course will be in the lecture notes, written in simple and plain English with the following audience in mind:

(i) students of any faculty studying at colleges and universities. This course can be studied as an elective, giving students the opportunity to gain basic knowledge on migration;

(ii) Travel Agents – In most countries travel agents are the first point of contact. It is important that in addition to their role as ticketing agents, they should have a sound knowledge on migration matters. Experience has shown that many travel agents are used as agents on migration matters;

(iii) Ordinary Citizens–because the introductory course is presented in language that can be easily understood, it will empower anyone interested to prepare themselves with the basics of migration

(iv) Agents including ‘unregistered’ agents or service providers engaged in providing migrant services in India. Experience has shown that sometimes even the registered agents lack the basic skills to prepare their client. In addition, the course opens up avenues for unregistered agents who want to acquire the knowledge to help them to proceed to study appropriate course for purposes of acquiring registration for the country of their choice.

(v) legal secretaries;

(vi) human resource professionals;

(vii) international student advisers;

(iix) non-profit organization staff working with immigrants;

(ix) anyone interested in a career in an immigration-related field.

(x) Paralegals - in understanding the everyday issues prospective candidates for migration face in comprehending the complexities of the legislation.

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