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Visa Fraud

Committing fraud when applying for a visa is a serious offense. Applicants who commit fraud will be denied visas on current applications, and may not be able to qualify for a visa any time in the future.

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The following are some examples of visa fraud:

  • Not answering questions truthfully or completely on the application forms, or during the interview.
  • Submitting a document, like a birth certificate, with false information. How and where you got the document does not matter if the information is false.
  • Submitting an official document, like a birth certificate, obtained from a non-official source, even if the information is true.
  • Submitting any document that supports a relationship that doesn't really exist.
  • Applying for a tourist visa if you intend to stay in the U.S., or study in the U.S.