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300,000 UK visas wrongly issued

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Linda Costelloe-Baker, the independent visa monitor, told the Home Affairs Committee it was "reasonable" to assume 15% of short-term approvals were wrong.

Officials considering visa applications found it much easier to approve visas than reject them, she said because issuing was a "much faster" process than refusal

"I don't think there has been adequate scrutiny of decisions to issue," she said, adding: "I think there is pressure to issue visas because it helps people hit their productivity targets."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7736010.stm

Ah of course! How stupid of me to think that the very point of any Visa application process is to produce a limiting effect.
 
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And yet the cnuts refuse a visa to a student coming on a DfID-sponsored scholarship because they don't believe the letter of award is proof of sufficient funds? Nothing surprises me about these twats, frankly.
 
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"reasonable" to assume 15%

i think its reasonable for the Home Office to Pull its Fcuking finger out and start doing its Job PROPERLY.

something this entire government has a problem doing.
 

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