PRC man with fake certificate on S-pass asks if there are ‘risks’ in applying for Singapore PR
Posted by temasektimes on February 25, 2012
Recent news about fake certificates of several private schools being put on sale in Singapore has surprised many Singaporeans, but the problem is likely to be more serious than previously thought.
There is no supply without a demand and there may be many more foreigners working in Singapore using such fake certificates.
One posting in Chinese internet forum in 2010 revealed the prevalence of such scams.
An anonymous netizen posting on behalf of her boyfriend asked fellow Chinese working in Singapore if there are risks involved in him apply for Singapore PR as he only managed to find employment here using a fake certificate.
“….my boyfriend is working in Singapore on S-pass, but his educational qualifications are forged and easily obtained from the internet. I would like to ask if there are any risks involved if he applies for Singapore PR.”
Her question prompted an immediate reply from a fellow countryman who wrote:
“A few others have applied (successfully for Singapore PR) without any problems. Set your heart at ease.”
Jody Yan added:
“S pass takes only a few days for approval and they won’t check the educational qualifications. It won’t be a problem even when the pass is renewed. PR application takes a few months and ICA will check your background carefully. If your forgery is discovered, you will be fined and deported.”
Though the occupation of the PRC man is unknown, he is likely able to obtain a Singapore PR easily even with a fake certificate like many other foreigners, some of whom are construction workers, hawkers, waiters, bus drivers, masseurs and even freelance prostitutes.