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UKBA warnes visa applicants not to submit false documents


Warning comes after Sri Lankans were arrested for using false identities
9th August 2011: The UK Border Agency has warned visa applicants not to submit false documents, or use false identities.
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The warning came after Sri Lankans were arrested for using deception and false identities to apply for UK visas.

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. We strongly advise visa applicants not to submit false documents and not to use false identities or other forms of deception."

The UKBA added it uncovered this deception because it takes biometric data from customers as an integral part of the visa application process.

Giving details of the arrest, the UKBA said: Two Sri Lankan visa applicants have been arrested in the last two weeks for using deception and false identities to apply for UK visas.

The visa applicants were applying for settlement and student dependant visas when they were referred by the UK Border Agency to CID police in Colombo.

The two visa applications were refused and the two Sri Lankans will face prosecution for their actions as well as having a 10 year ban on travel to the UK.

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