700 Indian Students at Risk of Deportation from Canada Over Allegedly Fake Visa Papers:
Canadian authorities have uncovered that more than 700 Indian students are at risk of deportation as their “admission offer letters” to educational institutions were discovered to be fake.
Canada to deport 700 Indian students
The Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) recently issued deportation letters to these students.
Reports suggest that Brijesh Mishra, who is based in Jalandhar, headed Education Migration Services, through which these students had applied for study visas.
Mishra allegedly charged each student over Rs 16 lakh to cover all expenses, including admission fees to premier institute Humber College but excluding air tickets and security deposits.
These students traveled to Canada for study purposes between 2018 and 2019.
The fraud was exposed when these students applied for permanent residency in Canada, and immigration officials scrutinized their admission offer letters.
The Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) examined the documents that were used to issue visas and uncovered that the admission offer letters were falsified.
A consultant based in Jalandhar was sending students to Canada for the past 10 years.
The consultant explained that individuals involved in such fraudulent cases obtain forged offer letters from colleges and provide fake fee payment receipts to students who are seeking visas.
Visas can only be issued after the student’s fees have been deposited with the colleges.
Additionally, the consultant stated that, in this particular case, colleges offered most of the student’s admission letters to institutions they did not end up attending after they arrived in Canada.
The colleges either transferred the students to other institutions or requested that they defer their enrollment until a later semester, which differed from the one indicated in their visa application documents.
Another consultant from Kapurthala confirmed this and added that there is a huge rush of Indian students to Canada, and some fraudulent agents are capitalizing on their desperation by conniving with Canada-based private colleges.