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Good looking and want visa? Have sex!

A former administration officer in South England has alleged that immigration officials at the immigration centre obliged "good looking" women with easy visa procedures in return for sex.

india Updated: Jan 03, 2006 11:58 IST

A former administration officer at the major Lunar House immigration centre in Croydon, in South England, has alleged that immigration officials at the immigration centre obliged "good looking" women with easy visa procedures in return for sex, and ignored vital security checks.

He said he quit the job after four years "in disgust" at the behaviour of the immigration officials.

Following the revelation, the UK Home Office has ordered an investigation into the charge.

Anthony Pamnani (23), the whistleblower, said that the immigration officials allowed good-looking women to stay indefinitely in England, and mocked at the women who had "ugly" looks.

Those considered good looking would be seen straight away while others queued for hours, the daily Mail quoted Pamnani as telling The Sun.

Citing one instance, he said: "One girl came in and told us an admin officer had visited her flat and they had slept together. She got indefinite leave to stay."

According to him, Brazilian girls would be given permission to stay in England longer than their boyfriends for no valid immigration reason, and passport photographs of women considered too "ugly" to be allowed to stay would also be laughed at and pinned on the wall, he said.

Pamnani said that in many cases passports were not checked to ensure whether immigrants had no previous convictions or were not wanted abroad.

First Published: Jan 03, 2006 11:58 IST