BI confiscates fake immigration papers from American, 36 Indonesians

The Bureau of Immigration (BI) has seized fake immigration papers presented by a leaving American and 36 Indonesians workers.

Immigration Commissioner Norman Tansingco (Photo by Bureau of Immigration)

BI Commissioner Norman G. Tansingco made the disclosure Friday, Nov. 11, as he warned foreign travelers against scammers offering immigration-related documents for exorbitant fees.

The BI chief said a US citizen was not allowed recently to board his flight for presenting a fake exit clearance required to aliens staying in the country for six months and more.

Tansingco also narrated the case of 36 Indonesians who were hired by two Makati-based internet marketing companies.

The firms submitted spurious alien employment permits, prerequisite for the issuance of provisional work permit.

The cases were referred to the agency's legal division for appropriate action.

Tansingco advised foreign nationals not to avail of illegal services, saying the BI has field offices nationwide to service its clients and to comply with immigration rules and regulations.