Home Ministry sends letters to concerned authorities to stop Africans from coming to Bangladesh on fake visas
Dhaka, October 12: Citizens of several African countries, including Nigeria, are coming to Bangladesh with fake visas and fake invitations and are getting involved in various crimes. A letter has been sent to the concerned from the security services department of the home ministry with various instructions to take necessary steps to stop it. On October 4, the security services department sent three letters to the foreign ministry, other ministries and departments and related departments.
Asking for a list of blacklisted commercial / industrial organizations and NGOs involved in bringing citizens of other African countries, including Nigeria, to Bangladesh through fraud, a letter was sent from the Department of Security Services to the Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Investment Development Authority, Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Export Development Area Authority, Senior Secretary of Bangladesh Hi-Tech Park Authority, Director General of Bureau of NGO Affairs, Director General of Immigration and Passport Department, Chief Executive Officer of Public Private Partnership Authority.
According to the letter, foreign nationals from Nigeria and other African countries come to Bangladesh with fake visas and fake invitations. After entering Bangladesh, they stay here illegally without extending their visas and became involved in various criminal activities, including ATM card fraud, drug trafficking, counterfeiting and fraud.
It further said that in immigration with a Bangladeshi visa, the immigration police verifies the validity of the visa as well as the address of the organization to which the visa was issued and the activities of the organization. In addition to the identification of fake visas, the verification shows that even if the visas of the passengers are correct, the inviting organizations are nameless, meaning that none of their activities and addresses are correct.
In this case, the letter instructed the concerned to collect the names and addresses of the blacklisted commercial / industrial organizations and NGOs and send the list of organizations to the Special Branch (SB) and the Security Services Department.