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UK Alerts Indian Students:Applying VISA Via Agents

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UK Border Agency Warns Indian Students
The Number of Indian Students going to aboard to pursue education has been on the rise for a long time. Indian students applying to study in the United Kingdom should stay clear of "Unscrupulous Agents" who are using increasingly varied strategies to dupe applicants. The UK Border Agency UKBA warned.

The UKBA , Britain's immigration authority has also decided to bar agents from collecting passports and other documents on behalf of applicants ayt the end VISA processing from October 10.

A British High Commission official said, "The UKBA Wants to ensure the safe and secure return of documents to VISA applicants".

Every year thousands of indian students finding themselves trapped in a complex web of misleading agents, poor regulations and dubious universities that leaves them in debt, and often on the wrong side of the law in a foreign land. After the US, The UK draws most indian students, followed by Australia and Canada. For some, the journey begins with attempting to lie immigration authorities while seeking a VISA.

Thomas Greig, UKBA Regional Director said, "Do not be missed by unscrupulous agents into thinking that if is acceptable to submit forged documents with your VISA application".

Applicants caught cheating using forged documents are barred for 10 years from applying. Form claiming that they contacts within the UKBA, the British High Commission or VFS-Global, its commercial partner, to pointing applicants to fake website designed to look official, agents are using increasingly complex strategies, the UKBA has warned.

The new warning by UK authorities comes at a time when VISA rules enforced from this year have drastically cut straight VISA applications to that country by 30%, with many students opting for universities in other countries. But British authorities have in recent years also come across increasing instances of VISA fraud form indian applicants.

Indian Students are attracted by fake universities:
Indian students applying for MBA courses in foreign universities found that they are fake. Recently there have been instances where certain universities have been duping its students by giving false assurances ans empty promises.

Some students graduating with and MBA degree from certain universities have been forced to take up jobs at construction sites, gas stations and eateries-far apart from the jobs they earned their MBA for.

The India's Ministry of External Affairs and Human Resource Development (HRD) ministry have received complaints from students and the probe for the same is on.

As per the government officials and some educational advisers, every tear thousands of students get trapped in foreign institutions in Canada, US, IK and Australia. There have some instances at various universities like California-based Tri Valley University (TVU), Herguan University (HU) and London Metropolitan University (LMU). In every case, a complex web of dubious education agents, poor monitoring, a carefully strategy and weak regulations allow such institutions to flourish.

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