This course has been designed and written by people, both here and abroad, with expertise in the subject. In the first instance it will be delivered by legal professionals from abroad involved in the Migration Industry.

It will, among other things, educate students of migration on following:

    •  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


The aims of the unit are:

(i) to provide students with a broad introduction to Immigration Laws in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and UK [note many potential migrants have been victims of fraud by unscrupulous agents.It is a fact that many people providing migration assistance in INDIA or in most countries where the industry is unregulated,have no formal qualification in MIGRATION.

(ii) to enable students to develop a working knowledge of the theory and practice of Immigration Laws in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA and UK;

iii) to enable students to identify confidently the different visa classes and sub classes, their respective requirements and application procedures;

(iv) to analyse overseas Tribunal and Court cases;

(vi) To help students to develop the skills required to deal effectively with immigration officials.


(i) Acknowledgement of enrolment 

(ii) Course commencement

(iii) Course lectures, tutorials, practical case studies

(iv) Course completion

(v) Examination


The course is in two parts.

(i) Students can take INTRODUCTION TO MIGRATION as a single subject, or

(ii) study for the full course leading to DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION.

The Diploma course comprises of four subjects:

(i) Introduction to International Migration (this is a per-requisite subject)

(ii) Immigration functions and visa types – Australia and New Zealand

(iii) Immigration functions and visa types – Canada, USA and UK.

(iv) Application process and appeals.


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 studying at colleges and universities (of any Faculty)- This course can be studied as an elective, giving students 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 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 basic 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;

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

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

The course will also benefit

(x) Practising lawyers,

(xi) Border Control/Police Officers,

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



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