Dublin: Students Warned ‘Don’t Travel To USA On Modified/ Forged Pasports

18 Aug

The Union of Students in Ireland is warning students, who have J1 working visas or US travel visas, not to travel on modified passports.

 
Passports - Students warned not to modify documents

Passports – Students warned not to modify documents

The Union of Students in Ireland is warning Irish students, who have obtained J1 working visas or US travel visas, not to travel on modified passports.

USI has learned that some students have been placing laminates on their passports’ details page in order to change their date of birth.

The union says it is aware of several students who have been arrested while trying to travel or gain entry into licensed premises in the US using modified passports.

In a statement, the union warned that falsifying or altering a passport, which is a criminal offence in Ireland, is deemed a federal offence in the US, punishable by fine, imprisonment and/or refusal of future entry to the country.

It says students who have modified their travel documents in any way should contact their nearest Irish embassy or Consulate to arrange a replacement.

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