at46 wrote: ↑Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:09 amFor those who don't read Spanish, they didn't just issue fake visas. They actually set up a fake educational establishment in Chile to bring in those fake students. Many of whom later moved on from Chile to the United States. Which kinda makes me think the pressure from the US is the only reason the scheme ever got uncovered at all.Space Cat wrote: ↑Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:48 amSome Chilean diplomats got caught for issuing over 200 fake student visas in Nepal and India, $7,000-8,000 per visa.
Fiscalía formalizará a dos diplomáticos chilenos por tráfico de migrantes
https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/nac ... ntes.shtml
One of the diplomats, while on his previous diplomatic duty in Bolivia, was caught trying to dump some Bolivian imports into Chile.
yea, that is probably the source of the very noticiable spike in email we recieved that last few years out of india and south east asia looking for student visas. you can tell from the tone they had no interest in schools in chile, and often were blatent about their intent to commit visa fraud. they would be like i "i want a student visa", followed by direct questions about how long to get cotizenship, etc. no questions about what they wanted to study, schools, admision process etc. thing a real student will ask.
seems half of these were using chile to get a foothold in the united states.
of course there was a bunch of scumbag argentinans involved in it.
we dont do visa for india, exactly because of the high level of corruption and fraud involved. even if we did, we dont do student visas from any country.
the kicker. at least one of these diplomats was sanctioned before for a similar scam. a clear case of bachelet turning a blind eye, with actuel goverment official involved.