More than 1,000 persons had their visa applications refused by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) here in 2010 due to submission of forged documents or false information and now face a travel ban of upto 10 years.
"In the first nine months of 2010, almost 1,000 visa applicants have had their visa applications refused by UKBA in Chennai and now face upto a 10-year ban because they submitted forged documentation or false information", a press release from British Deputy High Commission said here today.
The release, quoting UKBA Entry Clearance Manager , Gemma Dodgson said their document checks are very thorough and they refuse applications which are supported by false documents. "Applicants also face a ban of upto 10 years on travel to the UK," she said.
The release said UKBA and Chennai police have co-operated in the recent arrest of a UK visa applicant for visa fraud.
"The applicant was arrested at the UK Border Agency offices in Chennai on 8th October after submitting falsified documents in support of a Tier 1 (highly skilled migrant) visa application", the release added.