How to Identify Document Fraud and Misrepresentation
When you are applying for any immigration application, it is very important to be as accurate and truthful as the government of Canada, specifically Immigration officers, will be reviewing the applications. If any of the information is inaccurate, incomplete or inconsistent, the Immigration officer has authorization to refuse the application, or even identify the application as fraudulent or misrepresentation. In the worst case scenario, it is a serious crime to omit information or submit false information or documentation to Immigration Canada. Therefore, in this article, I will address what constitutes document fraud and further what misrepresentation can mean for you now and in the future.
As previously mentioned if you submit any incomplete, inaccurate or inconsistent documentation or information to Immigration, they have the authorization to investigate further and may deem the documentation as fraudulent. Certain documents that can be altered or falsified include passports and travel identification; visas; educational certificates, such as degrees, diplomas, certification; certificates of birth, marriage, divorce, separation, or death; and police certificates. However, not only are these documents falsified, but others can be as well. For instance, other documents can include travel itineraries; return tickets to their country of origin; translated documents; and more. Therefore, before submitting any documentation or information to Immigration Canada, it is vital for you to review and analyze if any of the documents are fake. It can be truly detrimental to your application and your status in Canada in general.