Home Office is incurring 800% profits due to UK visa applications according to the report published by The Guardian. It has accused the Home Office of rejecting UK Visa applications on technical grounds with the intention of increasing profits.
The report of The Guardian highlights that the UK is having a complex visa regime in place as supported by the response of 85% of the firms. After the analysis of the report, the Guardian has alleged that the Home Office is refusing visa applications on technical grounds. It is doing this even for immigrants who are qualified to arrive at the UK just to force them to pay again by reapplying.
The report further reveals that the UK visa applications fees are largely inflated, as quoted by the Workpermit. This is in comparison with the cost incurred to the government for processing the individual application.
The Guardian report elaborates that from April this year the application fee for indefinite remain leave for a dependent vulnerable adult is priced at 3, 250 pounds. On the other hand, it costs just 425 pounds to the UK government to process an indefinite remain leave application. The immigration department had announced in 2011 that the visa application fee would be very high as compared with the cost of processing. This was in a desperate attempt to compensate for the decreased funding for the department.
The report has now led to discussions that the reason for this refusal of UK visa applications is owing to the decrease of 25% to its yearly budget of 10.6 billion pounds. It has further been asked to accept cuts of 6% for its funding. Thus it is deliberately refusing applications for visas to force applicants to reapply and pay again.
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