A 36-year-old man has pleaded guilty to four counts of providing unqualified immigration advice and immigration services.

Manchester Crown Court heard that Yasser Mahmood of Heywood Street, Manchester, contrary to section 91 of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999, carried out the work from October 2016 to February 2018 from offices on 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.