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The person who made the false changes could face numerous charges in the country where the certificate was issued and also in any country where they attempt to gain entry using the false certificate.
Offences such as: Fraud, deception, using a false instrument, just to start with, then there would be case specific legislation that could also be charged.
Being widowed would be no defence. As for coercion, they would have to prove this. Then also explain why they did not go to the authorities to report what they claim they were being forced to do.
Very unlikely they would have a defence. The authorities would most likely see it for what it is, a deliberate attempt to create false documents in an attempt to gain entry illegally.