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Document Fraud (Misrepresentation)

Making false declarations about yourself, providing false documents in dealing with Citizenship and Immigration Canada or giving false information is a serious crime. Document fraud includes both false and altered documents (passport, travel documents, visas, diplomas, birth, marriage, divorce certificates, etc.).

Lying on an application or in an interview with an immigration officer is also considered a serious crime that will remain on your record all throughout your life.

PLEASE NOTE: Your application will be refused if you submit false documents or give false information. In addition, document fraud could result in other serious consequences, such as no entry allowed into Canada for at least five years, deportation from Canada or other penalties, depending on the situation.

Further details on document fraud may be found in the section about fraud on Citizenship and Immigration Canada's website.

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