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  • Denmark Embassy
    Visa scam: Caution Notice by the Embassy of Denmark in India

    The Embassy of Denmark in India, taking cognizance of the growing incidences of job seekers in India being duped in the name of the Embassy, has issued a Caution Notice. As per the Embassy of Denmark, India, there have been many reports of individuals communicating with jobseekers in India, impersonating officials of the Embassy. The… Read More »

    Nov 16, 2019
  • Canada Visa Scam
    Common visa scams aimed at newcomers to Canada

    Canada features prominently in the overseas dream of many people from all over the world. Nevertheless, newcomers to Canada often fall prey to various visa scams. Scammers take advantage of the fact that when newcomers come to Canada, in all probability, they are clueless or have a limited understanding of the ways that the government… Read More »

    Nov 9, 2019
  • New Zealand
    New Zealand: Many travellers to NZ cheated in visa scams

    Recently, there have been many reported cases of tourists to New Zealand falling prey to visa scams.  Immigration New Zealand has warned that many are being overcharged by third parties, all in the name of processing new visa applications. As per reports, many unofficial foreign websites have mushroomed online and are fleecing international tourists contemplating… Read More »

    Nov 5, 2019
  • Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka arrests 44 Indians for overstaying their visas

    In September 2019, Sri Lankan immigration officials arrested 44 Indian men for overstaying their visas for almost 3 months. All the men that were arrested on charges of overstaying their visa were from 25 to 50 years of age. Arrests were made by the Department of Immigration and Emigration. As per the Daily Mirror, the… Read More »

    Oct 14, 2019
  • FBI arrests Chinese official for visa fraud
    FBI arrests Chinese official for visa fraud

    In September 2019, a Chinese Government official was arrested by the FBI for visa fraud. As part of the scam, from 2017 till September this year, Zhongsan Liu (aged 57) fraudulently procured U.S. visas for Chinese officials. Liu was arrested following the investigation of Liu’s role in the China Association for International Exchange of Personnel… Read More »

    Oct 10, 2019
  • Canada visa fraud
    English Tree office in Moga sealed for Canada visa fraud

    Canada is a popular destination for many from India, be it for any reason – migrate overseas, study overseas, work overseas, invest overseas or visit overseas. With the U.S. gradually incorporating more restrictive immigration policies and the U.K. facing Brexit, Canada has probably never looked as promising as it does at the moment. Unfortunately, a… Read More »

    Oct 7, 2019
  • Australia
    How Malaysians are exploiting Australia’s protection visa

    Australia’s visa system has been overrun by Malaysian scammers. Many Malaysians are rorting Australia’s migration system by scamming the protection visa system. This widespread practice has even been acknowledged recently by the Malaysian government. An increasing number of Malaysians are deliberately overstaying in Australia and resorting to the protection visa route as the visa processing… Read More »

    Oct 3, 2019
  • Delhi Police
    Delhi Police Crime Branch arrests 7 for visa scam

    On September 18, Delhi Police Crime Branch busted a gang of scammers that would promise jobs in Canada, later affixing fake visas onto passports. Targeting job aspirants from Nepal, the scammers’ gang included middlemen, travel agents, printers, and others. Promising high-paying good jobs in Canada, these scammers would take an upfront payment from the unsuspecting… Read More »

    Oct 3, 2019
  • New York University
    New York University (NYU) issues a reminder on scams

    Founded by Albert Gallatin in 1831, New York University, or NYU as it is more commonly known, was established to provide practical and rational education “for all and graciously opened to all”. Today, NYU is one of the largest private universities in the U.S. NYU is among the 60 that make up the prestigious Association… Read More »

    Sep 17, 2019
  • US Department of state
    How to avoid Diversity Visa (DV) scams?

    Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), Section 203(c), the United States has made provision for the induction of a certain class of immigrants from countries that have a comparatively low rate of immigration to the U.S. Known as “diversity immigrants”, such immigrants are distributed across six different geographic locations of the world. No single… Read More »

    Sep 14, 2019
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