My husband applied for a work visa in the UK after being told to contact Mr. James Bevan via mail (british.high.commission@india.com). All the documents required were sent via mail and a payment of Rs.18250 was also made to Mr Naba Kumar on the 25th of July.

On 27th I received a mail stating that the documents are sent for endorsement and are approved but I was not given any visa application reference number.

How do I check the status of my visa?

  • payment of rs.18250 was also made to Mr naba kumar Why was this done to a person ? husband had applied for a work visa in UK What do you mean ? Applied in UK and pai INR, why ? – DumbCoder Jul 28 '15 at 10:38
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    You were scammed per the answer below. Try to get your documents back and alert the police. Notify your bank and expect identity theft to be attempted. – Gayot Fow Jul 28 '15 at 13:29

I am afraid that this is a visa scam. You should contact the local authorities immediately to report that you and your husband have been the victims of fraud.

The British High Commission, according to their own website, does not deal with visa matters. Also, the High Commissioner is Sir James Bevan, and he would never be the first point of contact for routine matters of any sort.

Official UK government email addresses should always end ~gov.uk, anyone who asks you to contact any other sort of address like .com should be taken as highly suspicious. There is also some information on common visa scams provided by the UK government.

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