Shot Brazilian's visa 'had expired'
London Independent | July 29, 2005
The student visa of Jean Charles de Menezes expired more than two years before he was shot by police, a Home Office spokeswoman has said.
The Government also issued a cautiously-worded statement which appeared to indicate Mr de Menezes had a forged stamp in his passport.
The spokeswoman said: "Mr de Menzes ... applied for leave to remain as a student. This was approved on October 31, 2002, and he was granted leave to remain until June 30, 2003.
"We have no record of any further application or correspondence from Mr de Menezes.
"We have seen a copy of Mr de Menezes' passport containing a stamp apparently giving him indefinite leave to remain in the UK.
"On investigation, this stamp was not one that was in use by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate on the date given."