- This is not current policy -
The policy in this manual ceases to be effective from 29 November 2010.
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Y3.35 People with false documents or doubtful bona fides
Immigration Act 1987 ss 45-49, 128, 142; Passports Act 1992 s 31(f)
A person commits an offence against the Immigration Act 1987 if they:
- make any statement, or provide any information, evidence or submission, knowing it is false or misleading in any material respect, in support of an application or request for a visa or permit or any claim to an exemption; or
- without reasonable excuse, produce or surrender any document or supply any information to an immigration officer knowing that it is false or misleading in any material respect; or
- produce or surrender or pass off any passport, certificate of identity, visa, permit, certificate of citizenship as relating to that person when in fact, they know it does not, or they know it to be forged or obtained fraudulently.