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* Sri Lankan student arrested for UK visa application fraud
Mon, Sep 19, 2011, 08:24 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Sept 19, Colombo: A Sri Lankan student has been arrested by the UK Border Agency today for using false documents to apply for UK visas, the British High Commission in Colombo reported in a statement today.

The applicant had reportedly submitted a false education certificate along with her UK student visa application. The applicant had claimed that she paid an agent to provide her with the false document.

The visa applicant has been referred to CID police in Colombo by the UK Border Agency. The applicant also faces a 10 year ban on all travel to the UK.

"Please do not submit false documents or listen to people who tell you to do so. We check documents thoroughly and, whenever we discover deception, we do not hesitate to take robust action against applicants and agents who supply false documents." UK Border Agency's Entry Clearance Manager, Claire Murray, said.

According to the High Commission, the UK Border Agency in Colombo has identified over 550 false documents submitted by Tier 4 student applicants so far this year.

"All applicants who have provided a false document as part of their student visa application have had their visa application refused. They have also been banned from travelling to the UK for ten years," the statement said.

Last month the Border Agency arrested two Sri Lankan visa applicants for using deception and false identities to apply for UK visas.



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