It is a crime to send false information to IRCC?

It is a crime to send false information to IRCC

IRCC has announced that it is a crime to tell a lie or send false information. The following documents can be altered or can have false information:

· Passports and travel documents

· Visas

· Degrees, diplomas, and apprenticeship or trade papers

· Marriage, certificates of birth, annulment, separation, final divorce, or death

· Police certificates

Giving false information or telling a lie during the interview is also a crime, according to IRCC.

Consequences of telling lies or sending false information

Candidates who give false information have to meet the following consequences: · They may not be allowed to migrate to Canada for at least five years

· Permanent record of fraud may be given to them · The status of permanent resident or Canadian citizen can be taken away

· Candidates may be charged with a crime

· Candidates may be removed from Canada

What IRCC is doing to stop the fraud?

IRCC has started working with its partners to check the document fraud. Training is being given to the officers all around the world. The partners of IRCC are:

· The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

· The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

· Foreign police services

· Offices that issue identity and status documents

IRCC has started working with RCMP and CBSA to phase in biometrics. A person’s identity can be checked through fingerprints. Biometrics will help in controlling fraud as it will be difficult for the people to hide their identity.


IRCC has announced that giving false information and telling a lie in an interview or requirement submission will be considered as fraud and crime. It is working with its partners to reduce identity fraud. Need help regarding Migrate to Canada from Australia? Contact Y-Axis Australia, the leading migration consultant agency in Australia.

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