Sunday, 9 February 2014

The Student Visa Scandal - Fraud in Student Visa System Exposed

The Student Visa Scandal
Will broadcast in BBC One, Monday 10 February at 20:30 BST, by Richard Watson


"What Panorama has uncovered is extremely important, it's very shocking and I want to do something about it”
Home Secretary Theresa May

  • The Home Office has suspended English language tests run by a major firm after BBC Panorama uncovered systematic fraud in the student visa system
  • The Home Secretary said the government had suspended the two colleges (immigration consultancy called Studentway Education in Southall, West London and Eden College International in East London)
  • All further English language tests done through ETS in the UK had also been suspended
    (ETS - One of the biggest English language testing companies in the world)
  • Fake Bank documents: Undercover researchers were also sold fake bank details to show they had enough funds to stay in the UK

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