Do not use false documents

We understand that applying for a travel visa to the United States can seem complicated.  Many people incorrectly believe that hiring a visa consultant is necessary, and that obtaining false documents will help their chances of getting an approval.  Nothing could be farther from the truth. The U.S. Embassy recommends that you always fill out application forms yourself, tell the truth, and present genuine documents.  Being honest and straightforward is the best practice to qualify for a visa and will ensure that you do not become the victim of scams or mistakes by third parties.

The consequences for submitting false documents can be severe, including prosecution, visa denial, and visa revocation for associated visas that were already granted.

The U.S. Embassy uses several resources to prevent fraud, including tips from the community.  If you are aware of any U.S. immigration fraud, please report it to our email ( Following the law will protect us all.

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