A student belonging to India had applied for a student visa in New Delhi. The women has been arrested by the police after inspecting that she used another person to appear for her in the mandatory English Language Test.
An statement said that, The UK Border Agency, which is responsible for immigration, referred to the applicant to the police in New Delhi. The applicant's visa application has been refused, and she has been banned from the UK for up-to 10 years.
Earlier when the British high commission stopped accepting new applications, and accordingly recent released figures by the NAO- National Audit Office there was rise in the number of forgeries detected in student visa applications lodge in New Delhi during the year 2010.
Students who wish to undertake long term study under Tier 4 of the points based system are required to pass an English language test with an approved test provider to show that they are proficient in English language to the required standard, unless they are intending to study at degree level or above at a University.
The UK Border Agency had an integrated fraud assessment unit in India, which uncovers and investigates high volumes of fraud and forgery in UK Visa Applications. Over the last 12 months the UK government has made significant changes to student visa policy to eliminate abuse of student visas by some UK education institutions and by students who have been motivated to work rather than study: said the statement.