New Zealand student visa scam in Sri Lanka

Staff Writer

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Immigration officers in New Zealand have been forced to review more than 800 student visa applications from Sri Lanka after uncovering a scam.

Foreign media reported that it was uncovered that students applying to go to New Zealand would use a finance company willing to claim they had enough money to support themselves.

It was revealed that New Zealand immigration officials had first uncovered the racket in January this year.