300,000 UK visas wrongly issued

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by Blogg, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. "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.
     
  4. Is that all..? Thought that it would have been much higher than that...!