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About IVC Immigrant Visa Center

Anything worth doing is worth doing right. And we at the IVC Immigrant Visa Center commit ourselves to assist our corporate and individual clients in a timely and professional manner. As an immigrant advocacy firm based in the Philippines, we consider ourselves global mobility advocates helping people who need more extensive guidance through a variety of comprehensive migration services. One part of our services is outbound migration. The Immigrant Visa Center files applications for nonimmigrant or temporary visa applicants, skilled immigration, or family sponsorship to Canada, USA, Australia, NZL, Ireland, and select European countries. We also assist individuals who wish to study, retire, and invest in the Philippines.

Mission Statement

We maintain professional, ethical standards for responsible immigration—sharing updated information and provide the best migration services to our clients—to drive global mobility.

Mission Statement

Getting positive results for our clients is what we do for our clients. To ensure we meet this goal, the immigrant advocates of the Immigrant Visa Center:

  • Render exceptional service for the entire period of our clients’ engagement with us, through observing customer service practices and understanding their concerns from their perspective.
  • Remain committed to excellence by following time schedules and deadlines, lodging error-free applications, and making continuous legal and migration research.
  • Value integrity and follow high ethical standards and practices, whether in giving immigration advice or during professional case management.
  • Maintain transparency through open lines of communication, so our clients know how their case is being managed and receive updates on their application.
  • Are honest about the best migration options available to each client, giving only suitable migration solutions.

As we like to say, “Get the visa you deserve!” At IVC Immigrant Visa Center, we don’t just give explanations. We offer real-time migration solutions.

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Who We Are

The IVC Immigrant Visa Center is a niche immigration practice based in the Philippines. As immigrant advocates, we share information on our website, social networking sites, The Manila Times Online, and various radio programs. If you need extensive guidance, we offer comprehensive, premium migration services if you wish to travel to, study, or live permanently in the United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and select European countries.

Who We Are

Knowing complications may arise when applying for immigration, we work with lawyers and immigration professionals, ensuring quality migration services for our clients. IVC's Visa Counselors and Education Counselors are immigration professionals with at least five years of training in migration law and protocol. You will, therefore, be talking to some knowledgeable enough to whom you can put your questions.

Helping people achieve their immigration dream isn’t just rhetoric for us. Therefore, we work closely with our clients to understand their particular needs and the circumstances of their application. 

If you avail of the services of the Immigrant Visa Center, we will keep you updated on the progress of your application through consultations, calls, emails, and social networks.

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Visa Counselors and Migration Agents

Crispin Aranda

Crispin Aranda

Currently serving as Chief Visa Counselor of IVC, KaVisang Cris was the lead paralegal of the San Francisco-based US Immigration Services Network with Atty. Norma Molinar. He is well-known in the Philippine migration industry as the main host of Amerika Atbp. TV show, which ran from 2000 to 2011. Still an active immigrant advocate, KaVisang Cris writes a column for The Manila Times, a Philippine daily broadsheet that comes out every Monday. He is also a regular guest of the following AM radio stations: Manila Broadcasting Company DZRH 666kHz (Tuesdays 2PM to 3PM); Radio Mindanao Network DZXL 558 kHz (Wednesdays 12NN to 2 PM); and a co-host of Global Pinoy on Aliw Broadcasting Corporation DWIZ 882 kHz (Saturdays 7PM to 8PM).

Atty. Normandy Baldovino

Atty. Normandy Baldovino

Former co-host of Amerika Atbp., Atty. Baldovino is currently in charge of processing Philippine student visa cases and work permits of foreigners working in the Philippines.

Elisa Castillo

Elisa Castillo

Former co-host of Amerika Atbp., Ms. Castillo is the manager of IVC's Calamba City branch office. Ms. Castillo actively espouses immigrant advocacy and has been holding migration seminars and focus group discussions in the provinces of Laguna and Batangas.

Desiree Gene Cecilia

Desiree Gene Cecilia

Desiree Gene is one of IVC's International Visa Counselors. She has years of experience with immigration cases and has received extensive training from working closely with some of IVC's senior staff.

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Education Counselors and Student Advisers

Jennifer Aranda

Jennifer Aranda

Having served as Chief Operating Officer of IVC since 2007, Dr. Aranda brings with her more than a decade's worth of experience in the fields of Management, HRD and Marketing. She is an Education New Zealand Trained Agent, and she has spearheaded the company's growth from a single proprietorship to a thriving corporation offering various migration services not only for Filipinos but to other Asians as well.

Jennifer Dahilan

Jennifer Dahilan

Ms. Jennifer "June" Dahilan is one of only 4 registered ICEF Counselors in the Philippines and our specialist when it comes to student visa applications for the countries we cater to. Ms. Dahilan is also IVC's Documentation Specialist assisting the Visa Counselors with their migration cases.

Maximino Soliman Aquino

Maximino Soliman Aquino

Mr. Max Aquino is one of only two ICEF Canada Course Graduates in the Philippines. Aside from the career counseling he does for Canadian student hopefuls, he is currently the Case Monitoring Officer working will all teams of the head office and the Quezon City branch office.

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Client Testimonials

Over the years, IVC has successfully helped thousands of Filipinos immigrate. See what some of our satisfied clients are saying.

Client Testimonials






IVC Made It Happen….Very supportive throughout the whole process!

My mom being a Career Counselor came across with the services of the Immigrant Visa Center (IVC) located at Ortigas Center, San Antonio, Pasig City where she requested me to inquire in their international study program. I did not think twice and immediately said YES! When both my parents decided to send me back to school and study Culinary program. I never thought that I’ll be landing overseas since I was then working at Shangri-la Hotel, EDSA  and I am already a graduate of BS Hotel and Restaurant Management (BS HRM) in CEU, Manila in 2013, finished a training in Housekeeping, Bar tending management and passed the  TESDA National Certification 4 in Commercial Cooking.

With the great service that IVC had accorded me from orientation, interview, complying with the procedures and submitting the requirements, making follow-ups, attending the legal and final departure briefings had paved the way for my dream come true to study Culinary at Niagara College, Ontario Canada. The consultation fee was affordable and reasonable costs, completed processing within a given time frame and my trip to Canada is guaranteed. I really can’t believe it but it was true having a smooth and hassle-free application process, satisfying legal advice that ensured my protection from immigration risks and school admission, etc., Also, I know that going abroad to further once education can be tough, challenging and daunting but in every stage the IVC consultants especially Ms. Jenifer Dahilan who spared her time and availability to talk through any concerns I had and offer support when needed. With this I have no hesitation in recommending the Immigrant Visa Center (IVC), to anyone with queries on visit, study or immigrate to the country of your choice. Truly, IVC is a reliable partner!

“J.R.Martinez”  Student, Culinary Program, Niagara College, Ontario Canada

Very pleased that we chose to go with (IVC) Immigrant Visa Center for our visa application. The best part was the fact that everything was taken care of. We even bombarded them with every question we can think of and they answered every one in great details. To Sir Cris Aranda, Ms Gwen , Ms June and Sir Max our heartfelt thanks to all of you. Your efficiency and knowledge of the visa programme is superb .We would definitely recommend IVC to anyone planning to migrate to CA. Will be forever grateful

- G.M. and J. Pineda, Niagara College

I am highly recommending IVC to my friends and relatives as they have guided me from the very start of my exciting journey here in Canada while taking a diploma course in George Brown College. IVC guides me throughout the entire process despite the number of applicants that they have. They have always updated me with important information, answered my questions through phone/email and they made sure thta beofre the dpcuments are sent to the immigration, everything is neat already. 

After I have received my visa, the process went well and IVC still continued to assist me with my necessities and concerns before flying to Canada. 

They will genuinely help applicants to soar for their dreams, conquer hardships and be determined with their aspirations!

- Ana Celica A., George Brown College

IVC provided above average service. They made sure to make us up to date with the rules and regulations for immigrations. They also help us to make a strong study plan without compromising the information we have provided. I am very pleased with the service that until now we are here in Canada they are still assiting me with any questions that we have.
- Ms.  C.  Ejercito

Thank you IVC I’ve waited this for so long, I can’t believe that I already have my visa. Many thanks to Miss Desiree for all the efforts to help me! Good luck to me to my next journey!

– Ma. J. Banaag

Thank you so much to IVC for making my Australian Visa granted. You’re absolutely amazing!

- Bebeth Siapno

I’ve been looking for options to apply abroad and hopefully work as a physical therapist for the past 2 years. I’ve tried to apply in a different agency but limited options were discussed and given to me. I am really starting to lose hope. But it’s been an unexpected blessing that I have known IVC (Immigrant Visa Center). They have given me better choices! I am very thankful that Ms. June, Ms. Aiko and Mr. Angelo assisted me in finding the right path for me. They’ve been very accommodating with all my questions regarding my application as an international student in New Zealand.

Fast forward today, I am so overwhelmed that my student visa application has already been approved in just 5 months time. And I am very grateful for the professionalism and assistance given to me by all IVC Staff in the whole process of my New Zealand application.

Again, I would like to thank IVC and also would like to recommend them for those aspiring professionals in continuing their careers abroad. You’re the best!

-C. Marcelino

"Ms Tin thank u very much po for all the help and for pushing me with my application.Finally i found the best! All credits because of your effort.ur da best.see u saturday!

- Vicente, A.

"My US visa was approved because of CSPA-law 'Child Status Protection Act.' My daughter and I will travel to the US by October 2010 to be with my petitioner. Thank you, IVC esp. KaVisang Crispin Aranda!"

- Gilbert Ediza

"Sir namimis ko po dyan sa tin,alam nyo po ba marame nagulat din dto sa usa kc akala nila wala na daw pag asa papers ko sabe ko po sa tulong ng emigrant visa.tapos un eba kenuha sakin un calling card nyo.sir nag change of status na po ako nitong august 5 namin pinada at meron na din po ako social security."

- Sally Porteria

Thank you IVC staff and CEO, Dr. JAS for your excellent service. My son is enjoying his class in Auckland, New Zealand.

- Demi Pe

IVC Immigrant Visa Center, for me this is the most trusted one. They can attend and assist all queries without charging a lot in the clients end. Heads are knowledgeable in all aspect.  Our gratitude to IVC. Dream come true after 23 years of waiting time. God bless IVC!!!"

- J. Cruzana

"Hi again IVC, I just wanna say thanks again for answering all my questions. Yesterday my F2B visa has been approved!"

- Dave S.A.

"Thank you IVC specially to Ms.June and Ms.Aiko, i have finished my Diploma in Software Development and i am now working as a Test Engineer in a telecom company. For aspiring students, with software development or testing background, don't hesitate, there's a lot of demand here in NZ :) Good luck po sating lahat and more powers po IVC!

I was once an aspiring applicant who also wants to live in NZ. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to your team specially to Ms.June and Ms.Aiko who look for all the possible options that i can take. Ms.Aiko offered me to study in NZ for Software Development course as my work experience is in software testing. She explained me everything in full honesty, walang halong yabang. Then Ms.June assisted me with all the application process for the student visa. She arranged even the airport pickup and homestay as i do not have any friend or relative in NZ. During my study i am very fortunate to got a part time job as a Test Analyst, pero nakaranas din ako ng mga cleaning jobs, which is helpful sa mga students dito to survive the expenses. On my last term in school i was very lucky to be given an opportunity to work in a Telecom company here, i started as again in a part time role. Then the company offered me a full time contract. So applied for work visa, para po pag graduate sakto na, i can work full time (w/o waiting sa diploma para sa open job search) I started my full time job ng Sept 7 then by Sept 16 i applied for the EOI and got selected. I got my residency approved last Nov 16. Thank you Ms.June and Ms.Aiko for offering me option.. hindi ko po ito maiisip at wala po ako dito if hindi sa tulong nio. Specially to Ms.Aiko na ilang beses tumawag sakin at mag hanap ng mga options para makapag migrate ako. Thank you IVC team!"

- Rhiza Roque

 "I sought the advice of one of your lawyers , Atty. Pagulayan last 2014 regarding my problem with my birth certificate. I was petitioned by my Naturalized American citizen mother under the F1 category. The name I have always been using is different from my name in my BC..Anyway, I am very happy that I went to your office to seek advice and I followed the advice of Atty. Pagulayan, otherwise I would have made a mistake that would have jeopardized my coming to America....I just want to say Thank You so Much IVC.. I am now a Legal Permanent Resident here. I would advice other future immigrants here who are having difficulty in their papers to seek your advice..Pls. extend my heartfelt thank you to Atty. Pagulayan...!!!

- Vien Sotto

The services they offered were beyond my expectations! I'm so happy & proud that I've made the right decision on choosing IVC Immigrant Visa Center to assist me on processing my papers. Whenever I have questions about the requirements & procedures for my study plan, they were very accommodating & approachable on answering my inquiries thru call, text and e-mail. They won't give you false hopes or advertisements & will give you the real details about the process of your documents.

I will highly recommend IVC to my friends & those people who have plans on migrating or going outside the country, especially to aspiring Filipinos out there who also dreams to be an international student in New Zealand & to other countries too. My NZ student visa was approved & I'm so thankful to Ms. Jennifer Dahilan, Dr. Jennifer Aranda & Ms. Aiko Jane Cabiles for making my impossible dream possible. Thank you very much IVC! You're the best!

- Erica Jean Dimo



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