As their Visa documents were found to be fake, more than 700 Indian students have been deported from Canada.
The Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) has issued deportation notices to these students after discovering that the admission offer letters submitted to educational institutions were counterfeit.
These visa applications date back to 2018 and onwards.
The scam was exposed when the students completed their two-year diploma courses and applied for work permits.
Subsequently, when they became eligible for permanent resident status in Canada,
they submitted their representations to the immigration department, leading to verification of their documents.
As a result, the students who submitted fake visa letters were issued deportation notices.
Brijesh Mishra, the agent involved in the scam, charged a sum of Rs 16 to 20 lakhs per student,
which covered admission fees and other expenses, excluding air tickets and security deposits.
The students, who went to Canada in 2018-19, presented their ‘admission offer letter’ while applying for permanent residency in Canada.
However, when the Canadian Border Security Agency (CBSA) scrutinized the admission letters, they discovered that the letters based on which the students’ visas were issued were fake.
Consequently, CBSA issued deportation notices to the students once the fraud was exposed.