Record numbers of individuals are resorting to counterfeit passports and visas to gain entry into the UK, representing an unprecedented surge in fraudulent attempts to bypass immigration controls. The rise is driven by asylum seekers striving to escape challenging circumstances in their home countries, and it is a trend that is sparking considerable concern for both the government and immigration law firms.

In an exclusive interview, Rudi Kesic, CEO of DynamicID, discussed how their biometric ID technology could be instrumental in addressing this escalating issue. “Our pioneering biometric ID technology ensures the reliable confirmation of identity, promoting a safer and more efficient immigration process. This is an invaluable tool for immigration law firms in their mission to identify their clients accurately and combat fraud,” Rudi said.

An Iranian asylum seeker shared with Sky News the ease with which a counterfeit passport can be procured if one has the funds. “It’s easy to get a fake passport if you have money, if you can pay. The way to run away from Iran is by fake passport.” Instances of such fraudulent practices pose severe legal and security challenges, which can be detected and reduced significantly through DynamicID’s biometric ID technology.

Despite the overall decrease in small boat crossings to the UK during the first half of the year, June saw the highest ever monthly figure with 3,824 people arriving. This situation underscores the urgent need for robust identification systems, such as the one provided by DynamicID.

Amid these ongoing issues, DynamicID’s biometric ID technology promises a valuable solution to ensure the authenticity of those seeking UK visas. “With the aid of our technology, immigration law firms can rest assured they are dealing with the correct individuals, reducing fraud and enhancing their ability to provide legal support,” added Rudi.

The living conditions and treatment of asylum seekers by the UK government continue to be a point of contention among asylum seekers. Some appreciate the measures taken by the UK government, while others voice concerns over issues like overcrowding and processing delays.

In a bid to deter asylum seekers, the UK government plans to cut its £6 million daily expenditure on housing asylum seekers in hotels by transferring them to larger facilities across the country. The deployment of technologies like DynamicID can help make the asylum process more streamlined and resistant to fraud, thus addressing some of the current migration issues.