Hi. Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I will try to help with this. Have the police actually contacted you yet?
No they haven't
I have been waiting to hear from them, apparently DVLA told me my passport was sent to them on the 9th of Jan 2015
I feel sick in my stomach I have never been arrested or questioned or been in any breach of the law whatsoever ever in my life. So this is all new to me and I haven't got a clue what is going on or how it works
OK Thanks for the response. I am on my way back from court so may not be able to answer you straight away. I will be back later on and won't be too long if you don't mind waiting until then for me to get back to you. Thanks and no need to reply to this message.
When I applied for my first passport it was issued but with the wrong DOB and I didn't have enough time to wait for have it rectified as I was in a rush to start my visa application. So I used it that way then arrived in the UK. I contacted home office couple of years ago and they said I can have my visa transferred if I am able to provide a new passport with my right DOB and reasons why the previous one had my wrong DOB. So I went ahead and applied for a new passport with and was issued one. The two passports are the one I sent to the DVLA office to apply for a provisional license
Yeah it is a valid passport but the DLVA claim it was altered. I apply for a new passport from here(UK) my cousin did the application for me. He has my birthday certificate and that is was is used to apply for the passport. I have been on the phone to him several times and over and and over and over and he assures me theres nothing wrong with the passport. But DVLA states otherwise I am absolutely confused!
Fair enough, I am just curious what the possibilities are if the police come to the conclusion that it was altered and the passport isn't real ? Plus if it was forged wouldn't the DVLA disclose that to me ? Since their word of use was " altered " I mean my cousin assures me that there's nothing wrong with the passport whatsoever and I cant believe I would be responsible for this since I have no idea whatsoever that there could be something wrong with the passport. I mean if I knew this I wouldn't even have sent it in the first place for a provisional licence. I mean its common sense to be honest.
Thanks very much for your response you've been very very helpful. Just to conclude if it happens theres something wrong with the passport what are my options based on what i have told you ? I mean I never had any intent whatsoever of using forged document no matter what, I know I would be held responsible but could it be for negligence and would I be arrested or what ?
I definitely didn't alter it and just to be crystal clear my cousin did mention its legitimate what if thats proven to be wrong ? What are my options ? That is what I am more interested in to be honest. Since I know if it wasn't altered then theres nothing they can do, I would like to know if it was altered say by my cousin or he isn't telling me the truth what are my possibilities ?
Thanks so much for your helpful insight, really appreciate your time and dedication.
I just wanted to double check if thats okay. Based on everything I've explained to you. Do you reckon the police would DEFINITELY send my passport to the Guinean authorities to verify if they are authentic or they would use their own expertise ? Because I am not sure how the DVLA or police verify foreign documents.
I believe the Guinean authorities will be the Guinean Embassy correct ?
Just to come back to my previous questions please. What are my chances of not going to jail or having a suspended sentence if my passport was deem to be false ? I have never been arrested before by the way.
I am very sure the passport isn't forgery because I don't think my cousin would do anything like that. Anyway the police came and took me in, arrested me, searched my property but they couldn't find anything. Did an interview and my solicitor advised no comment all through so I done that. Got bail and to report back to the police at a later date.
On the bail notice it states; Alleged offence(s) POSSESS / CONTROL IDENTITY DOCUMENTS WITH INTENT.
Now this is what I don't understand if they truly believe my passport isn't genuine why doesn't it say " Posses FALSE identity documents with intent " and also intent to do what ? For what ?
I cant believe I am in such predicament because I didn't do anything wrong whatsoever, never have and never will. I have never been through anything like this ever in my life before and its stressing me out.
But why doesn't it say ' FALSE ' identity document on the bail notice ? Since that has been their claim ?