In order to enter the lucrative immigration destinations like America, Canada, Australia or in European countries or to remain residing there to be eligible for various immigration-related benefits, non-citizens (aliens) and work permit visa applicants goes down on to the dirtier side of the game. They actually forge the documents to stay in compliance with the immigration and nationality laws.
According to CNN crime report, document forgery and fake documentation usage is one of the foremost crimes in leu to immigration and work permit visas, where people are alleged to severe fraudulent charges, prison and deportation.
Employers are also facing a great deal of reputation loss when they find out that they hired an employee who have fake identity, fake driving license, fake education or even forged employment history. The liabilities of negligent hiring lawsuits are increasing as documentation forgery has become a million dollar business.
Usually in work permit visa issuance and employment, there are third parties or agents are involved who works as a bridge between work permit visa applicant and the employer. And mostly they are found alleged of advising the applicant to forge the documents to fulfill the requirements of the employer and the position applied.
Recently CBC News mentioned a story as, “The Canada Border Services Agency accused Bradley Jacobson and Kendall Schmidt of developing false businesses and using false documents to target more than 300 foreign nationals. The fake businesses and documents were used in order to bring would-be immigrants to Canada for a fee”, the federal agency said.
Fox News mentioned a story as, “Authorities in New Mexico said they busted of a fraud ring that allegedly forged false documents for undocumented immigrants who wanted to obtain a driver’s license”.
Every single day the news papers and online news communities are filled with these types of news, daunting to the governments and employers for inland security, terrorism and reputation all together.
What are the Benefits Immigration and Work Permit Visa Screening Document Verification!
- Ensures merit based immigration programs are not compromised or circumvented.
- Allows embassy and immigration department staff to concentrate on strategic and analytical activities.
- Protect national security.
- Ensures that only fully qualified persons are admitted to sensitive sectors e.g. medical or engineering.
- Enables all applicants to be treated uniformly and fairly.
- Acts as a strong deterrent to the commission of documentation fraud.
Forged documentation is used by many aspiring immigrants and economic migrants to gain visas and work permits. This is unfair to well qualified applicants, undermines merit-based immigration programs and risks a public backlash against immigration policies. It also threatens national security when used by criminals and would-be terrorists to fabricate bogus identities.
Immigration document verification is the only reliable way to deter against ever increasing illegal immigrants and work permit visa applicant who uses fake documents to land a lucrative job opportunity for them.
Comprehensive immigration or work permit visa screening program will not only reduce the liability from the government authorities and employers but it can also help in nominating the righteous immigrants to enter the premises of their country and help employers to hire the best employees to fit in their organizations.
Muhammad Saad Khan is a Writer, Social Media and Business Management Thought Leader Working with Data Flow, world’s leading primary source verification company headquartered in Singapore. His current research is about, How Immigration screening, Work permit visa screening & Document verification helping governments and employers to make viable decisions.