This review will be handled by an Entry Clearance
Manager who will be independent of the original decision.
This has driven in part by an effective and user-friendly visa system which sees 99 per cent of entry clearance
applications decided within the target of 15 days and the grant rate for Tier 4 (General) visa entry clearance
applications having increased every year since 2010, with 96 per cent of applications granted in 2016.
In the advisory, it was noted that the scammers pose as representatives of reputable Portuguese firms, copying their websites and replacing their contact information to seek fees for entry clearance
certificates, international overseas employment clearances and affidavits of guarantee fund.
Our entry clearance
regulations have failed to stop this from happening, with terrible consequences.
These people usually require payment of fees for Entry Clearance
Certificates, International Overseas Employment Certificates (IOEC) and Affidavits of Guarantee Fund, all of which are not required by Portuguese authorities.
He said the entry clearance
officer of UK High Commission accepted that we had submitted the Invitation letter from England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), travel sponsorship letter from Pakistan Blind Cricket Council (PBCC), employer letter, pay slips, PBCC bank statement, and individual bank statements but this doesn't outweigh his concerns.
Intelligence officers, entry clearance
staff and managerstold inspectors that a higher proportion of applications in the Ukrainian capital Kiev were supported by "forged or counterfeit documents", making the location a "high-risk post".
If an individual has more than EeAu1 million to personally invest in the UK, he can obtain entry clearance
for a period of at least three years.
The list was established last February in response to warnings that certain entry clearance
officers were not complying with equality legislation, the report said.
Qatari nationals and residents may apply for entry clearance
in all categories at the visa application centre in Doha.
Then Paul Kett, entry clearance
manager at the embassy, emailed organisers in the North East to say that it was "not quite as simple as putting the visas in the passports".
One scheme at London's Heathrow Airport let students from supposedly low-risk countries in even when they did not have the necessary entry clearance
in a move which was both "potentially discriminatory and unlawful".