• Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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Consultant banned and penalised for visa fraud

By: Eastern Eye Staff

“They trusted him and he betrayed that trust” said Ian Leigh. A consultant licensed by the British government to work as an immigration adviser has been banned indefinitely for “deception” and “reprehensible conduct” after he used false certification on UK visa applications. Alpesh Patel, of London-based Aaryas Careers Ltd, was also directed to repay a total of £172,600 to complainants and £7,460 pounds by way of a penalty to the Office of the Immigration Service Commissioner (OISC). “Alpesh Patel was entrusted to advise vulnerable people who could not handle their immigration cases on their own… they trusted him and he…

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