I have a problem, 4 years ago my passport was stamped with a fake visa. I want to apply for a legal study permit now so my mother sought counsel from this immigration services agents and she took my passport as they said they could remove the fake permit. They removed it but left a huge glue print on the page. The agent then stamped a fake Nigerian permit to cover the stain. Will the immigration officials or consulates verify this permit if I submit my application?
- Lose your passport and get a new one without all this fake permit nonsense. (Edit: more precisely, wash it nice and hot as this answer https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/146620/4188 suggests.)
- Lose everyone between you and relevant authorities, well meaning but clueless family members and also less well meaning agents (also known as scammers, conmen, whatever you want to call these criminals).
If you need a visa, bring a clean passport to the relevant authorities. It's that simple.
Some choice quotes from various agencies:
Do I have to use a migration agent?
No. You do not have to use a migration agent to lodge a visa application with the Department. The Department's website has information about types of visas and how to work out the right one for you. The website also has information on what is required for your visa application and how to complete and lodge the forms. Some forms are available in languages other than English.
No. The Government of Canada treats everyone equally, whether they use a representative or not.
All the forms and information that you need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), visa and/or to immigrate to Canada are available for free on this website. If you follow the instructions in the application guide, you can complete the application form and submit it on your own.
If you decide to use an immigration representative, be careful whom you ask for advice.
(Personally, I have completed my immigration to Canada without consulting a lawyer. I could, indeed fill out the forms.)
Can't find the relevant quote for the UK but we have a great answer about how do I find an immigration lawyer/solicitor to help with my UK Visa application which states
Let's say as a working figure 98% of applicants do not need a practitioner. The whole system is designed for normal people who can fill out the form and submit their stuff. It's simple and universally accessible.
Other visa officials might check your travel history for a new visa, and if they detect the forgery then it will be very difficult to get a visa. Visa officials will hold you responsible for what that agent did in your name.
You lied with that first fake.
Why should they believe that you are telling the truth now?
The best option for you is to get a new passport. That means the travel history in the old passport cannot be documented any more, which is bad, but it is better than a fake.
Put the passport in the pocket of a shirt you don't like, and put that shirt in the washing machine. Wash it nice and hot.
Result: the passport is damaged but still extant. Send in the remains and apply for a replacement passport on the grounds of being damaged.
This way nobody can accuse you of the fraud where the passport is 'lost' but in fact something else happened to it (sold on the black market, etc). You have evidence to prove your turn of events, and nobody is able to inspect your mind at the point of washing it (maybe you forgot to check your pockets, happens all the time...)
Was that fake visa ever used? One hopes not, because if it was detected it is on the record and will cause future difficulties.
The best advice I can offer is to apply for a new clean passport ASAP directly from the issuing authority in your country. Tell the passport issuing authority your current one was accidentally destroyed. Apply for your study permit after receiving your new passport and shred or burn the current one.