Visa firm opens in Oro

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012


RESIDENTS in Mindanao who aspire to migrate and permanently live in Canada can now have all the luxury to apply and consult for visa application and acquisition with PinoyCare Visa Center, a visa consultancy company that opens first branch in Cagayan de Oro City Sunday.

Located at 3rd floor, CDT-KAI Building, Hayes Extension, Pinikitan, Camaman-an, Cagayan de Oro City, PinoyCare is assisting professional Filipinos on its visa needs to travel abroad particularly in Canada, said Prisca Niña Mabatid, the visa company's president and chief executive officer.

Mabatid said they cater various types of visas like fiancées, spouses, tourists and immigrants only for Canada, one of the countries in the United States that is open to immigrants seeking greener pasture for more improved life.

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She said PinoyCare invaded the international market with 15 branches in the Philippines, Abu Dhabi and Kuwait. The company is also in the process of branching out in Singapore, Pakistan and India.

"We decided to open the branch in order for us to become more visible and can serve our clients much better. The people can just visit the office for concerns and also for orientation purposes," she added.

Mabatid said visa approval processing usually takes six to nine months based on the schedule set by the immigration officer.

She said around 20 percent of clients they assisted came from Cagayan de Oro, which pushed the company to establish a branch here.

"The company sees Cagayan de Oro's huge potential market. PinoyCare is not difficult to sell to Filipinos who are looking forward to go abroad," according to Adil Semense, visa firm's marketing officer.

Asked as to how she would sell PinoyCare to local professionals, Semense said: "As immigrants to Canada, they (clients) would take the pleasure to have free medical services and free education for their children.”

The company, Semense added, has helped thousands of immigrants.

"Among the 1,879 applicants, 90 percent of them would only need to wait for their visas," she said.

The Cebu-based visa company has been in the industry for 12 years, thus, "it's a well-established consultancy firm."

The immigrant visa assures qualified individuals that they can find job in three days time and live in Canada permanently. Immigrant visa is permanent and catered also for the whole family plus it offers free education for the children.

Qualified individuals can enjoy all benefits as an immigrant-free medical insurance, old age security, and vast job opportunities. It bestows freedom to work and to do business and freedom to stay and go back to the home country at any time.

PinoyCare Cagayan de Oro branch officer-in-charge Kristine Pagara Tolibas said interested clients must undergo an orientation at its office in Camaman-an, to pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and medical examinations.

There are 29 job categories qualified for the immigrant visa assistance which include doctors, general and family physicians, specialist physicians, ophthalmologists, dentists, dental hygienist, dental therapists, physiotherapists, pharmacists, radiologists, biologists and any related scientists work, registered nurses, professional occupations in business services to management, chef/cook, plumber, architect, electrician, psychologists, social workers, industrial electricians, guidance counselors, engineers (electrical, civil, and mechanical), heavy equipment mechanic, welders and machine related operators, restaurant and food service managers, hotel managers, insurance adjuster and claim examiner, supervisors (oil and gas drilling services), contractors and supervisors of company traders, supervisors of mechanic trades, primary production managers (forestry and fishery), and drillers and blasters (surface mining, quarrying, and construction).

Once granted with an Immigrant Visa, there is an option given to the grantees to stay in their home country, but they must make it sure that they will enter Canada once a year for the visa not to expire.

Visa applicants must be 21 to 49 years old.

City Councilor Ramon Tabor expressed gladness over the opening, saying it is an indication that investors have confidence to open up branches in the city.

PinoyCare has envisioned itself as a premier global immigration solution and envisions as a reliable partner to Filipinos seeking personalized Visa application services.

The company's total mission is to provide excellent, quality personalized legal services to Filipinos in acquiring Canadian Visas.

PinoyCare stands as a reliable partner in providing swift immigration solutions. (With Reports from Loui S. Maliza/Christine H. Cabiasa and Ma. Salalah Isabella S. Enerio, Interns)

Published in the Sun.Star {Cagayan de Oro} newspaper on {April 18, 2012}.

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