Fake Passport

Passport pretenders fail their test

Three mainland university students who tried to sit an English-language test for others were jailed for 10 months yesterday - not for trying to cheat but for being caught with fake passports.

Tuesday, 28 February, 2012, 12:00am

Dealing with cards

The government has declared it will soon implement a national ID programme, which will compel Filipinos to carry a card containing their personal data. It's a hard sell in a country that remembers how such documents were used as instruments of oppression.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Crackdown at airport to trap fake passport holders

The Immigration Department has increased its investigation manpower at Chek Lap Kok airport by 50 per cent to catch travellers heading for places like Japan, the United States and Britain using fake travel documents.

12 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Cross-border raids smash fake passport syndicate

AUTHORITIES have smashed a computerised workshop producing fake SAR passports in China and a Hong Kong syndicate smuggling mainlanders into Japan.

The workshop in Guangzhou, equipped with computers and laser printers, was thought to have produced the first two fake post-handover passports used by Chinese nationals sneaking into Canada.

24 May 1998 - 12:00am

Fake passports put 15 in jail

Fifteen mainlanders were jailed yesterday for using bogus Chinese passports.

Aged between 17 and 36, they were among 21 arrested on arrival from Wuzhou at China Ferry Terminal, Tsim Sha Tsui, last Thursday.

26 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

False passports haul

A Taiwanese man was being questioned by immigration officers over the seizure of 10 Venezuelan passports, six of them blank. The 31-year-old man was detained when he arrived from Paris on Sunday with a Dominican passport.

13 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Mainlanders use Macau to flee on fake papers

Scores of mainlanders have over the past two weeks been arrested on flights to Macau's international airport.

Chinese travellers have been using it as a transit point to the rest of Southeast Asia.

Police reported that the mainlanders were hoping to take flights out of Macau to destinations including Taiwan, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.

5 Jun 1996 - 12:00am

June 4 passport claim ludicrous, says bench

An American businessman who claimed he used fake passports to help Tiananmen Square dissidents find a new life in Brazil was jailed for 21/2 years yesterday.

Judge Wesley Wong Wing-fai labelled the Californian's explanations for having the bogus passports as 'ludicrous' and dismissed the notion he was out 'to save politically troubled people'.

31 May 1996 - 12:00am

Passport gang held

FOUR men believed to be members of a syndicate producing fake passports were arrested in a guesthouse in Chungking Mansions, Tsim Sha Tsui. Ten suspected fake Singapore, German and Sri Lankan passports, immigration stamps and loose passport pages were seized.

An accounts book found in the room revealed the syndicate had been selling the passports at up to $10,000 each.

1 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Passport probe

A 47-YEAR-OLD Briton believed to be a member of an international syndicate involved in fake passports has been arrested on his return to Hong Kong from the Philippines. While he was away, police searched his bank deposit box and found a .22 revolver, 34 rounds of ammunition, several foreign immigration entry chops and a fake passport.

1 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Fake passport group caught

TWENTY-EIGHT Chinese nationals who tried to fly into Seoul's international airport from Hong Kong with forged Malaysian passports were caught by immigration officers, the Yonhap news agency said.

26 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Fake passports

FAKE Portuguese travel documents were made in Portugal and sold in Macau for up to 300,000 patacas a set, a court was told yesterday.

9 Mar 1994 - 12:00am

Fake passports inquiry

TAIWANESE police are investigating fake passports syndicates active in Hongkong and Thailand, following the Hongkong Immigration Department's recent seizure of 22 fake Taiwanese passports and the arrest of 15 young illegal immigrants from China. The immigrants, aged between six and 16, were caught last month when they were about to fly to the United States, Japan and Europe.

13 Jun 1993 - 12:00am

HK haven for forged passports

THE number of forged passports seized from mainlanders has soared, sparking fears that Hongkong has become a stepping stone for Chinese fleeing to the West.

Principal immigration officer for investigations Mr Mak Kwai-yun said most of the offenders had indicated they were using Hongkong as a transit point to the United States and Europe.

15 Apr 1993 - 12:00am