Information on whether a person holding a student's visa in the United States precluded from making a refugee claim, and whether it would change if the person obtained the visa with a fraudulent passport [USA19433.E]

Information on this subject is currently unavailable to the DIRB.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.

Sources Consulted

Passports Handbook. 1987 [with current amendments]. Utrecht: Kluwerpers.

Immigration and Nationality: Law and Practice [London]. Quarterly. Tolley Publishing Company.

Relevant laws on citizenship.

Foreign diplomatic representatives in Canada.

Canadian diplomatic representatives abroad.

On-Line searches.