Seeing the world is an experience like no other. Being able to visit new parts of the world and exploring different cultures really makes you a richer person. And when you get the chance to spend a big amount of time in a new place, and even relocate permanently, it feels like getting a second home. The amount of people who travel and change countries because of their jobs or just to explore other places is incredible. With such a heavy flow of people leaving and entering countries, immigration offices have their hands full with applications for permits to travel or live overseas. As you might know, these permits are better known as passports or Visa, depending on the country of residence and final destination.
If you’re about to make a huge trip to a new country or if you’re trying to relocate either temporarily or permanently, you’ve probably already started doing your research on what you need in order to get those permits. Some countries are very open and flexible with the people who enter their country, while some others are very strict and request for many documents from the person who wants to visit or stay in their country. If you’re looking to process a passport or Visa and you’re wondering if having a fake diploma could improve your chances of getting accepted, keep reading this post.
Why would you need a diploma to obtain a passport/Visa?
Let’s start with the basics. A passport is a travelling document that must be issued by your own country as a way of representing you and giving you permission to leave your motherland. In most countries getting a passport isn’t a big deal, you need only to hand some basic information and personal documents, make your payment and you’re done. But a Visa is a different story.
A Visa is a special permission that the country you want to visit or stay at has to emit to you so you’re authorize to enter. Visas have very different requirements but most of them are looking to find out more about your socioeconomic level, and that includes your academic degree. Given this common request it’s normal that people who’re about to process a passport or Visa want to have all of their papers in order, and this includes certificates or degrees that prove their education.
What a diploma represents in the eyes of immigration
Since the immigration department of any countries is in charge of taking care of national security regarding foreign threats, they do everything they can to make sure the people who visit or stay at their country has only good intentions and that’s not there to do things like work illegally or commit felonies. As a visitor or potential new resident, it is your job to demonstrate to a country that you have no intentions of doing any harm, and if you’re staying you must also prove that you’re a valuable asset that could help the economy grow instead of represent a burden.
In the eyes of immigration, a diploma means that you come from a medium to high socioeconomic level and that you were able to receive superior education, which means both that you won’t take part in illicit actions and that you can work in that country doing some real contributions to their economy. (i.e doctors, architects, engineers, etc)
Should you get a fake diploma to obtain your Visa or passport?
Now that we’ve stated how exactly can having a diploma could improve your odds of getting a passport or Visa approved by a country’s government, it’s important to mention if this is a good idea. Now, we know not all people are able to get their degrees no matter how much they want it, some people never had the time or opportunity to go to college and some other simply misplaced or lost their original diplomas. These people might be tempted to look for an easy way out and buy a fake diploma in order to convince immigration that they’re qualified professionals.
We strongly encourage you to NOT try to use a fake diploma to obtain a Visa or passport. While these types of personal documents can have very beneficial effects in your personal life -like improve your self esteem, boost your confidence and help you set goals you can later reach- fake diplomas are no valuable or official outside of simple entertainment purposes, or when you misplaced an original diploma and you want to replace it.
Even though you might feel like it’s a good idea to help your case by submitting a fake diploma that shows your level of studies, remember that all immigration departments run pretty thorough background checks on their applicants. Once a background check is being done, the truth will be revealed and you could get in many trouble. Not only can your application be denied, you could also get banned from the country for many years or permanently.