Foreigners from “high risk” countries including Sri Lanka will have to pay a 3,000 Pound cash bond to enter Britain under a tough new crackdown on immigration abuse.
A pilot scheme to be rolled out by Home Secretary Theresa May in November will charge visitors from six African and Asian countries to come into the country.
The Australian-style tactics mean foreigners would lose the 3,000 Pounds if they overstay their visas.
The first scheme will cover India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nigeria and Ghana.
Visitors from those countries will have to pay the bond as security against living there illegally.