Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. has warned foreigners against falsifying their applications using fake marriage documents to acquire a five-year temporary residence visa in the Philippines, the Inquirer said.
He said “We should not allow these undesirable aliens to undermine the integrity of our visa issuance system by submitting fraudulent documents…staying in the Philippines is not a right but mere privilege of every foreigner which can be withdrawn and revoked anytime.”
The warning came after an Indian national, identified as Ajay Kumar Kashyap, was arrested by immigration agents at a house in Manuelavil Village, Dasmariñas, Cavite, at the request of one Rosemaria Linatok, who claimed the Indian used her name and personal circumstances in filing a fraudulent visa application.
Linatok alleged that Kashyap made it appear she was married to him by stealing her identity and submitting false documents describing the marriage certificate he submitted was a sham.
David ordered the immigration legal division to conduct deportation proceedings against Kashyap after a criminal case was filed against him by Linatok for falsification of public documents and for the cancellation of the fake marriage.