Government 'is tackling bogus student visas'

We are the first Government to tackle the historically high levels of abuse in the student visa system.

We have toughened the rules to ensure that genuine students are not taken advantage of by organisations looking to sell immigration not education.

I am glad this report recognises the operational improvements that have been made at the Agency, and particularly that both Beijing and New Delhi consistently met performance targets.

– Immigration Minister Mark Harper

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UKBA 'failed to check' tip-offs

UK Border Agency staff failed to check thousands of tip-offs about overseas students including whether they had actually enrolled on courses, a report said today.