Visas issued to 67 students at bogus college

Sixty-seven students received visas after paying around £500 each to join courses at a bogus college uncovered in investigations by The Herald.

The revelation is the first time the scale of operations at such a college - and the likely financial gain - has been uncovered.

A request under Freedom of Information legislation has shown that 67 students were given visas to remain in Scotland in the academic year 2006-2007 by the Borders and Immigration Agency after signing up for courses at Commonwealth College in Glasgow.

67 students receive visas after paying £500 to bogus college (The Herald, 8 October 2007)