About IMM Group
IMM Group’s founder, Mr. Tran Van Tinh, was born and grew up in the riverside area of Cai Von, Binh Minh district, Vinh Long province.
His parents were initially poor farmers without schooling, and they had to experience the chaotic wartime. They earned a living by working as hired low-skilled labor, then farming, and finally making tofu. In 1989, his father had an accident leaving him a person with paraplegia since then. Therefore, at the age of 9, Mr. Tinh began earning money to help his family in various ways, such as selling lottery tickets, making tofu, raising pigs, etc. His childhood was just days of working hard from early dawn till late at night.
Working hard but still trying to study, he and his two brothers could finish high school. In 2000, he came to Saigon for university studies. However, he spent a lot of time doing part-time jobs. First, he delivered newspapers. Later, he worked as a waiter and then a tutor. Aged 19, he took up a full-time job as an office worker. Besides, he taught himself computer science as well as programming. He started up a company twice in the industry of information technology but failed.
In 2004, Mr. Tinh had a chance to provide services of setting up a representative office in Vietnam to Mr. William (Bill) Gadd, who is from Canada. Everything went smoothly, and they became friends. At the time, Canada had presented the Quebec Immigrant Investor program. Finding immigration consulting services had not been supplied in Vietnam yet, Mr. Tinh and Mr. Gadd decided to cooperate in setting up a company specializing in Canada immigration consulting services.
In 2005, Mr. Tinh separated to start his own company, Immigration Co., Ltd. The company has gradually developed into IMM Group today with many subsidiaries. IMM’s brand name, the acronym of the first company’s name, is kept as a memento of IMM Group’s starting-up.
Find more the biography and sharings of Mr. Tran Van Tinh (Tony Tinh) on his personal page: https://tonytinh.me/ and his fanpage: facebook.com/tonytinh
WHY DID WE CHOOSE THIS FIELD OF BUSINESS?
The story of IMM Group’s founder emphasizes our belief to choose this field of business. Although Mr. Tran Van Tinh came from a very deprived background and lives in Vietnam – a country that is still trying effortlessly to reduce poverty rate, he believes that Vietnamese people are not the lower class and outcast as some racially discriminatory stereotypes which are still exist in the world nowadays. Moreover, the Vietnamese can also do great things like people in other nations all over the world and deserve an affluent life and civilized society as in developed countries.
Additionally, we believe that successful Vietnamese entrepreneurs should freely access new opportunities all over the globe. Reaching out to the world will augment Vietnamese people’s position in the international community and make a change to the future of the next generations.
In the 21st century, entrepreneurs are considered a frontline force due to their greatest contribution in terms of finance as well as creating opportunities to the community. In fact, freedom has helped them achieve greater success to be able to lead the world. Freedom includes 4 aspects:
- Freedom of global mobility: Successful entrepreneurs deserve the freedom of global mobility. They can decide the most convenient time to travel for business or family vacation without being hindered by the visa application process.
- Freedom of global finances: Successful people need tools to diversify their investment portfolios without borders and distribute finance in a safest way for their descendant. Additionally, their privacy must be completely protected.
- Freedom of acquiring global knowledge and education: Entrepreneurs should not be the only ones to have the chance to increase their international learning opportunities. Their successors also need access to world-class education to freely maximize their potential.
- Freedom of making their life decision: The ability to take advantage of opportunities will bring successful people the freedom of choosing where to live. When they can work, do business, etc. in a society that matches their interests and aspirations, they can have the best opportunities to develop themselves and their career path.
THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPMENT FROM 2005 TO THE CURRENT TIME
In the beginning, Immigration Co., Ltd had only one employee who was the founder! Its office was located right in Mr. Tinh’s rented room for students. The company supplied consulting services about the Canada immigrant investor programs.
After more than a decade with many chances of relocation the head office has become bigger and bigger from a small alley to big streets. In 2016, the IMM Group’s building in Ho Chi Minh city was opened with an area of more than 1.500sqm. Besides, there are IMM offices in Ha Noi, Australia, and the USA. The number of employees has risen to 130. The operation has been broadened to include more fields: immigrant investor programs for the USA, Australia, Europe; the USA and Australia property investment; the USA and Australia investment funds; FDI, travel, and study abroad services, etc. In its portfolio, IMM Group has supplied consulting services to more than 500 investors who have invested about 150 million US dollars.
On 15 January 2005: Establishing Immigration Co., Ltd – 1 employee (the founder) and the office located in his rented room for students.
- Relocating to a 20-square-meter office on Phan Dang Luu Street, Phu Nhuan District.
- At that time, the company hired a new employee.
- Relocating to a 40-square-meter office on Tran Dinh Xu Street, District 1 with 3 employees.
- Adding consultancy service: the Australia immigrant investment programs.
- Relocating to an 85-square-meter office on Dien Bien Phu Street with 8 employees.
- Adding consultancy service: the USA EB-5 immigrant investment program.
- Establishing a branch office in Ha Noi.
- Relocating to 328 Vo Van Kiet street, District 1 and the number of employees is 35.
- The first Vietnamese consultancy that collaborated with the Honorary Consulate of Portugal to bring the Portugal immigrant investment program to Vietnam.
- Expanding business with sections such as Australia real estate, travel, and study abroad. Greece Golden Visa Program was added to immigration services.
- An opening of the IMM Group building of more than 1,500 square meters at No. 99 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 3.
- Establishing branch offices in Australia and USA.
- Being the first company promotes the Ireland immigration investment program in Vietnam and successfully applied the first Vietnamese case in 2017.
- Adding several consultancy services including Cyprus immigration investment program; Australia and USA real estate; FDI into Vietnam consultancy services.
- The number of employees increased to 130 with 4 main offices.
- Adding consultancy services such as the citizenship by investment programs of Turkey, Montenegro, and Grenada and Malta immigration investment program.
- Adding consultancy services with Saint Kitts & Nevis and Dominica citizenship.
- Marking IMM Group as the first and only company in Vietnam with the following achievements:
- To be licensed by the Governments of three countries to advise the citizenship program of Grenada, Saint Kitts & Nevis, and Dominica.
- To be the Official member of IMC – Investment Migration Council.
- To be the Official member of IIUSA – Invest in the USA regarding the EB-5 Regional Center Program.
- To have a team of case processing consultant certified by IMC – Investment Migration Council.
IMM Group emphasizes sustainable enterprise development, improvement in human resources’ quality and values, and beneficial contribution to the community. We have set the three Key Missions that anchor the purpose of our existence:
1. Always being the most reliable immigration consultancy
Founded in January 2005, IMM Group is the pioneer with the longest history and a wealth of experience in the industry of investment consultancy for permanent residency and global citizenship. Our primary goal is to become the most reliable immigration consultancy in Vietnam.
We have our orientation transparent and determine to strictly follow our founder’s principles, professional ethics, and core values . With years of experience in the immigration industry, we have been well-trained to take action to minimize the risks for our clients and always provide them with the right and best options under all circumstances.
2. Having sustainable development
There are three factors for sustainable development, which are sustainable finances, sustainable human factors, and sustainable quality of products and services.
Sustainable development must be based on sustainable factors. Those are the good values in business, including integrity, sincerity, professional ethics, and service quality. To ensure service quality, taking action and pursuing opportunity recklessly have never been our way to work. Moreover, taking advantage of customer for our own benefits is completely prohibited.
Sustainable development also means that we build a team of employees with many good values and believe that people with good values will always work diligently and take care of every detail to ensure our clients’ benefit.
Building a community of positive attitudes towards a valuable and meaningful way of living
IMM Group understands that the sustainable development of every single member is a harmony of personal quality and social morality. We provide our employees with great opportunities to develop themselves personally, to fulfill their career path, and to find the purpose of living a meaningful, happy and positive life.
With the development of each individual in particular and the group in general, IMM Group believes that we can make a positive impact on society together. Each individual in the company will be a successful person, thereby contributing to the development of the society and the next generation. The principle of exponential influence will help this positive impact grow stronger day by day.
Joy and happiness cannot genuinely exist personally and selfishly. It cannot last long either if we lack a sense of contribution and sharing with others. Such mindset shapes the strategy of IMM Group and our members to use our finance, experience, and knowledge to contribute to the community for a better life, society, and world. When establishing the charitable fund named Be Better Foundation, we hope to change the miserable life and future of disadvantaged children. That is also one of the reasons for our existence.
OUR SLOGAN: SERVING BY AUTHENTIC VALUES
SERVING BY AUTHENTIC VALUES
IMM Group’s slogan is “Serving by Authentic Values”. It is the fact that nothing is absolute and perfect. However, based on the company’s origin and cultural values as well as the founder’s mission, IMM Group commits and develops the orientation for the entire group to provide services following real and righteous values.
Serving by Authentic Values signifies:
- The whole Board of Directors and staff thoroughly understand the idea of providing services for business but under the principle of sincere and honest, not “money comes first”.
- Do not distort the truth to take advantage of customers.
- Do not use vague, exaggerated, or ostentatious advertising to attract customers.
- Do not make illicit benefits from difficulties, opportunities or needs of customers.
- Do not treat customers as a business tool, but as benefactors and friends to understand, share with and support.
- Do not insist, entice or force customers to use the service with deceptive tricks.
- Sincerely apologize to the customer in case of mistakes, quickly come up with reasonable solutions for the situation, and always ensure fairness and rationality for the customer.
- Do not make benefits directly or indirectly from customer’s visual information for marketing purposes, and always serve customers with absolute protection for confidential and private information.
- If possible, always prioritize helping customers in urgent and difficult situations instead of following a rigid service process.
- Discuss honestly the involved risks and opportunities with the customers and clearly answer about the possibility of failure/success of the case.
- The business is not for the aim of high profit and ignoring the risk factors for customers, though the products are not as good as that of the marketing partners.
- Refuse to cooperate with a partner whose work is considered to pose a high risk to the customers.
- Refuse to cooperate with a partner whose products brought back to Vietnam lack legitimacy, have dishonest information, or carry potential risks for customers.
- Use the criteria of good, safe, sustainable and honest values to choose partners instead of relying on a brand’s image and reputation.
IMM Group’s business philosophy is summarized in a statement of our CEO and founder Tran Van Tinh: “A good person has good values and ethics. A good company has good people and good partners to serve good clients.” This message fully represents all aspects of the Group including core values, culture, mission, people, internal and external relationships.
Good people are manifested in their kindness, generous spirit as well as action, and their thoughtfulness to others. Their prominent qualities are honesty, humility, a sense of fairness, responsibility, empathy, etc. Those are good values that establish their credibility and relationships with people from the same moral background, thereby archiving more opportunities in life.
IMM Group’s strategy is to enhance good ethical qualities, which form the foundation for the sustainable development of our group. We build up trust with clients and partners through core values such as straightforwardness, transparency, positivity, understanding, sharing, and accompanying them in any circumstances.
All departments of IMM Group operate in accordance with the law, and with honesty and integrity in all transactions. Regarding our clients, we always work with them attentively and prioritize them with the most beneficial service. Regarding our partners, we build a relationship with a high level of integrity, sharing mutual benefits and contributing to bringing the best services to our clients. And regarding the community, we always have a great awareness of contributing to social development.