Manchester Man Pleads Guilty to Providing Unqualified Immigration Advice and Services

Sentencing to take place in June

A 36-year-old man has pleaded guilty at Manchester Crown Court last Monday, 10 May, to four counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and immigration services.

Yasser Mahmood of Heywood Street, Manchester, contrary to section 91 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, carried out this work from October 2016 to February 2018 from offices in Cheetham Hill Road against the ruling of the OISC who had cancelled his registration.

Specifically, he gave immigration advice about visa and entry clearance applications when not qualified to do so and corresponded on behalf of others with the Home Office, again when he was not qualified to do so.

Mr Mahmood will be sentenced at a hearing at Manchester Crown Court on 8 June, following pre-sentence reports.