HOW THE HOME OFFICE MAKES MILLIONS A WEEK FROM OUTSOURCING VISAS TO DUBAI-BASED COMPANY ACCUSED OF EXPLOITATION

On 18th August, the Independent carried an article saying that the Home Office has increased its profit on UK visas by millions of pounds a week since outsourcing visa operations to a Dubai-based company, VFS, that has been deluged with complaints and accused of exploiting vulnerable applicants for profit.  VFS, which has its headquarters in the UAE but is owned through holding companies in Jersey, the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg, faces claims of “gross maladministration” and “aggressive” selling of optional services since taking the UK government contract in 2014.

https://www-independent-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/home-office-vfs-visas-profit-subcontracted-contract-outsourcing-premium-services-exploited-a9056446.html?amp

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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