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A Sri Lankan visa applicant was arrested today for using deception and a false identity to apply for a UK visa. He was referred by the UK Border Agency to CID. The visa applicant was applying with his younger brother to join his mother who is working in the UK. The applicant who is over 18 pretended to be younger than his true age by presenting a false birth certificate.  He also provided a false college certificate and a false death certificate for their father, who is alive. The two visa applications have been refused and the arrested applicant will have a 10 year ban on travel to the UK. In addition he now faces prosecution for his actions.
UK Border Agency Entry Clearance Manager, Claire Murray, said: “We will not tolerate abuse of the UK’s immigration rules. Where we see abuse, we will take action against those involved. I would strongly advise visa applicants not to submit false documents and not to use false identities or other forms of deception.”
The UK Border Agency uncovered this deception because it conducts extensive checks on documents submitted with visa applications. (Source: British High Commission in Colombo)

  Comments - 10

  • Hareesz Tuesday, 06 December 2011 06:36 PM

    A 10 year travel ban is not enough.

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 06 December 2011 07:02 PM

    wonder, why ppl are hell bent in going to the UK... It's no melting pot anymore..... The west isnt the place to be... change to world order... pretty soon ppl from the WEST will seek greener pastures in the EAST.... I know a few Americans who are already in Dubia, India, Malaysia...and YES China....

    fackland d. Wednesday, 07 December 2011 12:27 AM

    Truth has come, false is perished, surely the false is perished. Honesty is a virtue. Choosing right path is good forever! .

    Analyst Wednesday, 07 December 2011 01:28 AM

    Check the nationality who is tarnishing country's image...

    fedrick Wednesday, 07 December 2011 03:58 AM

    You have a moral responsibility to allow family to get together.

    Thomast Wednesday, 07 December 2011 05:46 AM

    This is nothing compared to KARUNA, episode

    Classified Wednesday, 07 December 2011 05:49 AM

    We will not tolerate abuse of the UK’s immigration rules - but whenever we want to support terrorism in the other countries in the name of human rights we will do it. The England have abused the rights of free nations ruthlessly.

    gayan Wednesday, 07 December 2011 06:00 AM

    you idiots ruin the chances of other genuine applicants. shame on you. Do not think that other countries are like Sri Lanka where you can cheat the officials

    david Wednesday, 07 December 2011 06:56 AM

    It's great joke if you want to come to UK it is easy.There are agents who provide with visa. You dont have to pay them there, You can pay them when you come to UK. Current rate is £ 17,000/=.This business has been going on since the 90's.If you have money you can come to UK. I am leaving here for the past 15 years & i have seen many people coming to Uk this way.

    jahufar Wednesday, 07 December 2011 07:58 AM

    Perhaps so. But the rules are in place for a reason. If the applicant was genuine, there is nothing in their laws that would deny such a thing. The issue here is that the applicant was a fraud who tried to cheat the system.

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