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Two People Arrested in Cyprus for Attempting to Travel With Forged Documents

Cypriot police have arrested two people in connection with a case of forged travel documents.

According to a report in In Cyprus, the two people were a 53-year-old man as well as a 20-year-old woman, both third-country nationals who had gone to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus in order to fly to Larnaca Airport in Cyprus. European country, TheSchengen.com report.

Local media reports in Cyprus showed that during passport control, it was revealed that the woman’s travel documents did not belong to her. At the same time, she admitted that the documents were handed to her by the 53-year-old who is her uncle.

While questioning the man, he admitted that the travel documents belonged to his daughter and that he gave them to the 20-year-old woman.

Cyprus is not the only European country facing such problems. A large number of EU countries often report cases of such illegal affairs.

Last month, police in Portugal arrested two men after they tried to leave the island by presenting two fake Portuguese passports.

In this regard, a Paphos police spokesman confirmed that a 29-year-old man went to Paphos airport in order to board a plane bound for Marseille, France.

The officer confirmed that he presented a Portuguese passport that did not contain the security details.

Previously, authorities in Greece reported that police officers had arrested a total of 19 foreigners in the Greek republic after they attempted to cross into the country with false travel documents.

The previous report published by TheSchengen.com revealed that the defendants who planned to travel to Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Spain were arrested in Greece after they presented a forged travel document “issued” by the authorities in Portugal, France, Italy, Germany and Romania. Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Georgia.

Besides forged travel documents, some countries face other problems, such as forged acceptance letters.

Authorities in Switzerland recently announced that they have banned entry to all Schengen area countries for a total of 50 Indian students from Kerala after they submitted fake acceptance letters to a school in Switzerland during their visa application.

The forged documents were provided to them by the Language Institute of Kochi, known as the “Farb School of Foreign Languages”. According to local media reports in Switzerland, the principal of this school is accused of collecting 100,000 rupees from the students while promising them to enter the Benedict School in Bern.

The students were informed of the fraud through a letter they received from the Swiss government on October 22 last year.

“After we successfully completed the A1 level test in German, the Director General came up with an offer that could help us get accepted into a school in Switzerland that also offers a monthly stipend. Although he demanded $5,000 (€5,835) from each applicant. It was later reduced to 3,000 lakh (€3,512) as a special offer and collected 2 lakh (2,341€) as down payment,” a complaint from one of the students read.

Authorities across European countries are constantly trying to find an effective way to stop such illegal affairs.

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Source: schengenvisainfo.com

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