“Thousands of fraudulent travel agents running business illegally” Or “Fake travel agents discloser”
There are numbers of visa consultants in Punjab and Gujarat running unauthorized work permits agencies. Most target cities are Jalandhar, Mohali, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Ludhiana, and major cities In Gujarat. The fake agents publication advertisements in newspapers and attract the Innocent peoples. Some of them register with state government introduce act THE PUNJAB PREVENTION OF HUMAN SMUGGLING ACT, 2012, 2013 in Punjab for their authentication. The act allow to work provide Consultancy and advise who’s willing study, tourist, business, sale air ticketing, running IELTS centers only non permitted activities for work permit abroad. But agencies are beside the registration working illegally and publication advertisements regarding work abroad. The immigration Act, 1983 (section 10) require any Agency intending the engage in India in the business oversea recruitment for an recruiting agency should be register from the department overseas affairs under Ministry of external affairs government Of India. The agency is required to deposit bank grantee 50 laces.
Immigration expert D.S. Saini (director Crown Immigration) Side that thousands of fraudulent travel agents running work permit agencies without any registration or bases of state license. No person/ agency shall undertake the profession as an “overseas work permit agent” unless he obtains a license under and In accordance with the provisions of immigration Act, 1983 (section 10). The holder of the certificate shall not amply sub- agents for the purpose of conducting or carryout on his business. That copies of advertisement for the requirement of the emigrates shall be endorsed to the respective Protector of emigrates.
Many cases, the agents send the men to countries which offer visa on arrival when they find out that they have been cheated and apprise their families in India, the cops do not take the issue seriously. The government has done nothing to crack down on these devious immigration shops. In this connection, an important meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Minister of State for External Affairs [Gen (Retd.) V.K.Singh] on 9th November, 2016 with the representatives of the top ten labor sending States and State Police authorities with a view to promote safe and legal migration and to curb growth of illegal migration and illegal Agents.
The liaise policy part of the Punjab government and its agencies to curb the activities of unscrupulous immigration and travel agents who lure youth from the state by promising them immigration to western countries has again brought misery to a number of families. “The Punjab government is responsible for taking action against fake immigration agents. The illegal immigration industry, according to trade insiders, is worth between Rs20 billion (Dh1 billion) to Rs25 billion (Dh1.3 billion) annually due to the desire among youths to settle abroad. It is believed that every year over 15,000 youth from Punjab only, who became part of the illegal immigration racket, are cheated and mislead for work permit And settlement dream abroad………