Wednesday, December 15, 2010


See this article below from Vancouver. I am sure we will hear furhter as the case winds through the courts.

As a general comment on the subject of documentation, quite apart from this specific case, it must be noted that the problem of fraudulent documentation continues to be pervasive in immigration, particularly overseas, both because there are people willing to buy them to gain an advantage with little or no consequence if they fail, and also there are those willing to sell them for profit, in other words "it takes two to tango".  The solution should address both ends of the problem, with stricter penalties against offenders and with more serious consequences against those who try to use the documents to gain a visa.

Applicants should be extremely cautious and refrain from contacting anyone who claims that he or she can produce documents to comply with a visa requirement, or who are willing to sell them for a price, or knowingly engaging in misrepresentations of qualifications and experience to obtain a benefit.  The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA) contains provisions that impose penalties against those who misrepresent, and against those who knowingly impede the administration of the Act.  Even if it is debatable how effective those sanctions really are, applicants in good faith should not follow the counsel of anyone who suggests the sue of a fraudulent document, as tempting as it may be given the potential rewards of a visa, Work Permit, or even Permanent Residence in Canada.

Applicants are counselled to retain competent, ethical immigration lawyers with a good track record to represent them and to shun those who make outlandish promises or guarantee success.

Metro - Charges against B.C. immigration consultant

Charges against B.C. immigration consultant

The Canadian Press
14 December 2010 01:44

VANCOUVER - A Burnaby, B.C., immigration consultant has been charged under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Canada Border Services Agency says Gongyou Mo, also known as Jason Mo, has been charged with seven offences dealing with counselling misrepresentation.

Mo also faces a single count of forgery for allegedly making false documents.

According to CBSA, the allegations are linked to fake school documents supplied to clients to support study permits or temporary resident visa applications.

The investigation into Mo's activities began in January 2007 and he makes his first court appearance in Vancouver on Jan. 26.

If convicted, Mo could face up to five years in prison on the immigration charges and 10 years behind bars on the forgery allegation.

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