Moving to a foreign land may bring about social economic and cultural transitions which often come as an uncertainty. Initially, immigrants may face hurdles in choosing the right school or college for their children; or for that matter, coming across a residential area in the new city which meets up all the expectations of the immigrant may be quite a dire task. While the market today is full of immigration and relocation consultants, the services available are limited solely to job placements, college admissions and visa processing. Thus, with a goal to make an immigrant’s transition in a new land as smooth as it possibly can on every step, Longitude Overseas Consulting Pvt. Ltd plays a key role in bridging the gap in present immigration services provided by existing firms.
Unlike other players in the market, Longitude Consulting is India’s first custom-made immigration and overseas resettlement consultancy whose services extend beyond the traditional immigration services. Its integrated portfolio of services consists of Overseas IT and healthcare sector recruitments across Europe, Australia and Canada; Study Abroad consultation which comprises of Admission Process, Visa Processing, IELTS and Re-location Packages; Investor Migration programme which assists entrepreneur, businessmen and investors planning to start up, expand or relocate and Start-up Entrepreneur Programme that enables non-EEA nationals and their families who commit to a high
potential start up business in Ireland to acquire a secure residency status in Ireland. Underlining the initial challenges faced, Arun Pillai, COO, Longitude Overseas Consulting, explains, “When we started in 2014, there were about 250+ small and big immigration consultancies in Bangalore. New entrants were few. To get visibility amongst the clients was the challenge.” However, Arun and his team came up with an unconventional marketing strategy. They made tie ups with IELTS coaching centres across Bangalore which helped them get more clients. Today, the firm has tie up with about 18 coaching centres across Bangalore.
The Road Ahead
Longitude Consulting is India’s first custom-made immigration and overseas resettlement consultancy whose services extend beyond the traditional immigration services
Enlightening on the future blueprint of the company, Arun adds, “Earlier this January we have started a firm named “Leinster Consultants” to assist candidates for Australia and Canada, along with investors who want to set up business in UK, Ireland or USA. Adding to this, we have also inaugurated “International English Academy” for providing in-house IELTS and cross cultural training for our candidates. We are also seeking to collaborate with leading Australian recruitment firm for supplying IT, Finance and Nursing candidates.” Riding high on success, the company has also partnered with Kerala’s “EURO Overseas Education Consultancy”, a leading overseas education consultant, with an intention to drive it in the Bangalore market for students migrating to Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.