Gain your freedom to move again.
Amicus can provide you with a new identity devoid of any past criminal convictions and with no connections to your past.
We can create for you a “new” alternate identity with a complete “life story” to support it, with the ”new” identity complete with passport, driver's license, national identity card, credit cards, medical card, social insurance number, etc. Our attention to detail continues with complete academic and reference letters. We can provide you with all documents you require to establish your new identity.
At Amicus, we do not use a “deceased person’s identity” or a borrowed relative's or friend's ID -- we acquire your new identity through our established contacts around the world.
Using a stolen, counterfeit, cloned or altered identity is very dangerous.
In 1997 the US. Department of State launched the “zero tolerance” passport program in an effort to combat passport fraud. (1)
People wishing to obtain fraudulent passports sometimes use the names of people who are recently deceased – especially young children. Over 2,000 offenders have been caught since “Operation Death Match” (2) was initiated. This type of program is now used throughout the world to secure passport and other forms of ID. (3)
A prime example of our work: Kourosh Bakhtiari (an Iranian national living in exile)
In 1988 and 1989, Bakhtiari was indicted for escaping from lawful custody and possession of a machine gun equipped with a silencer. These were all Federal charges. Upon completing his sentence for these charges, he was deported back to Pakistan where he applied to the UN for international refugee status.
He was determined to be resettled in Canada as he considered it to be the most suitable country for him. Being a member country of the United Nations, Canada is required to accept a certain quota of refugees each year; as such, they had no choice but to accept Bakhtiari and did so under the category of a “convention refugee”, which means Canada does not have to issue him any type of travel documents, passport, permanent residency card, etc. (but even if they did issue him a type of travel document, because of his extensive criminal record his ability to travel would have been severely restricted).
ENTER AMICUS -- we assessed Bakhtiari's needs and crafted a completely new identity that included name and birthdate changes. (Note the different dates of issue and photos on each piece of ID shown on the right; this was done to add a more authentic look to them.) *Bakhtiari no longer uses this identify because the RCMP seized the documents at his last arrest.
The "Fugitive Financier"
Martin Frankel ran the largest insurance fraud in U.S. history when he stole $355 million USD from insurers in five states before fleeing the country on May 2, 1999.
Before Frankel was the “fugitive financier,” he ran Franklin American Life Insurance from his 8-acre estate in Greenwich, Connecticut. He bought up small insurance companies, mostly in the Southern states with limited regulation, and transferred the premiums away in a Swiss bank account. Among the many partners in his confidence scheme – 16 of whom were convicted – was a former Roman Catholic Church official in Italy who pretended the scheme was a charity endorsed by the Vatican.
It took just four months for investigators to track Frankel to a motel room in Hamburg, Germany (he had used a “cloned passport” to enter) where he was found with nine different passports and hundreds of diamonds.
Frankel gave up $88 million USD in personal assets and led investigators to $130 million USD more in Swiss bank accounts. Regulators in the states where he operated his fraud sued him for US$600 million.
In June 2004, Frankel was sentenced to 17.5 years in U.S. Federal prison. (1)
*Note: the Greek citizenship and passport Amicus helped Frankel acquire included a legal name change (in Greece) that was issued February 2,1998 -- more than 14 months before he became a fugitive from U.S. Justice and was the only legitimate passport Frankel had at the time of his arrest in Germany.
This is an example of our work on the Costa Rican passport of "Robert"; you will note that his place of birth is listed as 'Filipinas'.
Robert was in fact born in North America, but in order to protect his original identity and create a legend that could hold up under intense scrutiny it is necessary to layer his ID -- we do this by establishing citizenships in more than two countries and inserting at least one change of name in the process.
At Amicus, we are well-versed at how to create a "new you", leaving the "old you" behind -- we have the experience, the expertise and the knowledge to successfully guide you through each step of the process.
*Robert no longer uses this ID due to his untimely demise.
Citizenship by Right of Return
Acquiring Citizenship through the Right of Return
The right of return is a principle which is drawn from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, intended to enable people to return to, and re-establish citizenship with, their country of origin.
The right of return has not passed into customary international law, although it remains an important aspirational human right. Instead, international law gives each country the right to decide for itself to which person it will grant citizenship.
Some countries, such as the Philippines, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Serbia, Taiwan (Republic of China), and the United Kingdom, have devised means to "reacquire" or retain former citizens who lost their citizenship upon accession to another country, particularly to recover the contributions and potential investment opportunities of former citizens abroad.
There are several different ways to obtain citizenship using the right of return; at Amicus, we are well-versed at all of them -- we have the experience, the expertise and the knowledge to successfully guide you through each step of the process.
Citizenship by Right of Blood
Jus sanguinis (Latin: right of blood) is a principle of nationality law by which citizenship is not determined by place of birth but by having one or both parents who are citizens of the state. Children at birth may automatically be citizens if their parents have state citizenship or national identities of ethnic, cultural or other origins.
Citizenship can also apply to children whose parents belong to a diaspora and were not themselves citizens of the state conferring citizenship. This principle contrasts with jus soli (Latin: right of soil).
Many nations have a mixture of jus sanguinis and jus soli, including the United States, Canada, Israel, Greece, Ireland, China, Taiwan, Italy, Spain, Austria, Scotland, Wales, Poland, Greece, Norway, and recently, Germany.
Today, France only narrowly applies jus sanguinis, but it is still the most common means of passing on citizenship in many continental European countries. Some countries provide almost the same rights as a citizen to people born in the country, without actually giving them citizenship. An example is Indfødsret in Denmark, which provides that upon reaching 18, non-citizen residents can decide to take a test to gain citizenship.
There are several different ways to obtain citizenship using the right of blood; at Amicus, we are well-versed at all of them -- we have the experience, the expertise and the knowledge to successfully guide you through each step of the process.
Citizenship by Marriage
There is a general belief that by marrying a national of a country a person instantly becomes a citizen of that country -- this is a myth, the truth is that only one country (as of June 2015) will automatically grant citizenship by marriage, and that is Iran, and then only to foreign women who marry Iranian Muslim men. In most countries, marriage does not automatically grant citizenship, but it can make acquiring it easier.
In all situations the applicant must meet residency requirements (from 2 to 5 years) and criminal background checks; most countries will do a background check into the marriage itself, to ensure its authenticity.
For example, Canada will send a consular official to visit the applicant’s home to ascertain details of how the relationship was established and view documents such as photos, e-mails, letters, gifts, etc.
Obtaining citizenship through marriage is not a simple or easy process, but at Amicus we have the experience and expertise to successfully guide you through the process from start to finish.
A "Banking" passport provides you with much needed anonymity and protection in an age of stricter banking and financial transaction measures. That is why it’s a great advantage to have a second passport with which to conduct all your offshore banking.
Governments of the world do not want you to take your money overseas; more than ever before, they are placing greater restrictions on offshore banking by their citizens.
China, for example, makes it “illegal” for its government officials to use foreign banks and almost impossible for its citizens to secure offshore bank accounts.
Most any government through its law enforcement and intelligence services can access lists of its citizens who have offshore bank accounts -- this is where a second passport comes in. With a second passport, bank accounts will appear with a second nationality, therefore if the bank account is opened with a second passport, your government will be unable to associate it with you.
A Banking passport offers you the ability to open a “safe” foreign bank account and storage of assets, without the risk of scrutiny by your home government.
Banks will sometimes require not just a passport but also "Secondary ID." we can provide all the supporting ID. you will ever need.
There are several different ways to obtain a banking passport; at Amicus, we are well-versed at all of them -- we have the experience, the expertise and the knowledge to successfully guide you through each step of the process.
Banking Passport with complete Secondary ID. to support it.
Using a stolen, counterfeit, cloned, borrowed, or altered identity is very dangerous.
The following illustrates the dangers of acquiring a passport from dubious sources:
Zhou Yongjun, a former student activist during the Tiannamen Square protests of 1989, was arrested on September 28, 2009 attempting to enter Hong Kong from the United States via Macau using a forged Malaysian passport.
Having been denied a visa by China to visit his dying father (due to his political activism), he resorted to using a passport purchased from a travel agent in Los Angeles.
Unfortunately, the passport had been previously used by another man who was wanted in China; the passport had the name "Wang Xinxiang”, a known alias of Zhang Hongbao, a Chinese fugitive.
The travel agent who sold it to Zhou was unscrupulous in providing him with not only a forged passport but one that was already being used by a wanted fugitive.
On January 21, 2010, Zhou Yongjun was sentenced to nine years in prison for attempting passport fraud.
Fake Passports Fall In The Spotlight After Malaysia Airlines Disappearance.
The revelation that two passengers aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 were traveling under stolen passports brought with it questions about who the men were and why their stolen passports were not flagged. Authorities have been investigating why two Iranian passengers on the vanished Boeing 777 were able to board the plane using an Austrian passport stolen in 2012 and an Italian passport stolen in 2013 from the Thai holiday island of Phuket. Interpol has stated the men have not been linked to the jet’s disappearance, and has said it is unlikely they had terrorist ties.
The Malaysia Airlines case has increased scrutiny on security flaws in international travel. The MH370 passengers bypassed a security check that could have uncovered fraud because European passport-holders with a flight connection to Europe in less than 72 hours are not required to apply for Chinese visas, according to The Independent. And while the stolen documents were registered in Interpol’s database, authorities failed to check those records.
Such exploitable flaws may arise more frequently than commonly assumed. Interpol warns that four out of every 10 international passengers are not screened using its voluminous database of missing travel IDs. In one striking case, the investigation into a 2010 Indian plane crash that killed 158 people discovered 10 passengers were traveling on stolen or forged documents, according to The Financial Times.
While terrorism is the primary concern with illegal passports, the newspaper notes most of the demand comes from illegal immigration. Malaysian police chief Tan Sri Khalid said Tuesday that one of the Iranian passengers traveling on a stolen passport, 19-year-old Pouria Nourmohammadi Mehrdad, was planning to seek asylum in Germany.
Stolen documents are just one aspect of the illegal passport trade. There are several other routes to obtaining fake identity papers:
1) Doctor a lost, stolen or other black market passport
Whether stolen or misplaced, a stunning number of documents are separated from their owners. Interpol’s database of lost and stolen travel documents contains 40 million records from 167 countries. Interpol’s director in Thailand told Reuters that desperate travelers have also been known to sell off documents to cover travel costs; police say such sales fetch just $200.
These documents can then end up in the hands of criminal networks that either try to use them themselves, or replace the information and photo in the ID. In some parts of the world, these are easy and cheap to procure. A reporter for Britain’s The Telegraph newspaper found agencies in China offering a two-day service for around $830 (£500 ) for a lost or stolen passport forged with new details.
The holy grail, of course, is a blank passport, stolen in diplomatic transit by seasoned criminals. The New York Times explains:
“Of all forms of passport fraud, this is one of the most frightening. Only the very best counterfeits make it past airport security. But authentic blank passports, when filled out correctly, are extremely difficult to detect. Virtually the only way to trip up a person traveling on an authentic passport is if he makes an error filling it out or if the passport number turns up in a database of stolen documents.”
2) Forge a passport
Officials have been warning for years that trade in counterfeit documents is becoming increasingly sophisticated. The Malaysia Airlines investigation has put Thailand’s passport production industry in the spotlight. The country has emerged as the global hub of the false documents black market, partly because of expertise in forgery and good travel links, according to The Telegraph.
While it is more complicated to pass off fake passports as authentic than doctoring real ones, manufacturing counterfeit passports is still big business. In 2009, British police found 1,800 alleged counterfeit passports stuffed in two wardrobes in a London apartment, valued at $1.6 million. Three years later, Thai police cracked a major passport counterfeiting ring which was accused of manufacturing 3,000 falsified passports and visas in five years, according to The Guardian.
3) Buy an official passport with a false identity
In some countries, it is possible to bribe the right people for an authentic passport with a false identity. According to South African newspaper The Sunday Independent, British citizen and terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite — known as the White Widow — paid $1,800 for fake South African documents from corrupt officials in 2005. A separate NBC News investigation in 2007 found Peruvian officials willing to take payments for custom-made documents, boasting of a 25-year career in counterfeit documents.
4) Forge documents and apply for an official passport
Another method is to apply for an official passport using fake documents. Birth certificates are relatively easy to fake in the U.S., as they don’t require a photo or fingerprints and can be provided by multiple authorities, such as churches and hospitals, David Simcox, board chairman of the Center for Immigration Studies, told PBS FRONTLINE in 2001.
Although procedures have tightened since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, U.S. government investigators testing the system in 2009 were able to obtain passports using the identities of a dead man and five-year-old boy, the Associated Press reported.
World Passport (WSA)
A peace activist named Garry Davis created the WSA (World Service Authority) in 1953 and traveled around the world using the first "world passport" ever issued. (The organization says they've issued more than a half-million world passports since then.) Davis, a former World War II bomber pilot, had renounced his U.S. citizenship in 1948 and gained notoriety by picketing the fledgling United Nations in Paris. He argued that free travel was a fundamental human right and that world peace required a global government as opposed to a system of nation-states.
He took his first trip on the world passport in 1956, from New York to Bombay. Davis told a New York Times reporter that the Indian customs official seemed confused but stamped it just the same. He would later use the passport to enter Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Switzerland.
The passport didn't always work, and Davis found himself in jail dozens of times. He's also been convicted of fraud for selling the world passport, and some have accused the WSA of making money off of refugees or would-be emigrants.
Passports from the WSA get a special mention in the State Department's Foreign Affairs Manual: "World Service Authority Passports are not acceptable as 'passports' for visa issuing purposes … the document is a 40-page, passport-size document with a bright blue cover with gold lettering."
Laissez-passer and emergency passports
A laissez-passer (from the French let pass) is a travel document issued by a national government or certain international organizations, such as the United Nations, European Union, and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). A laissez-passer is often for one-way travel to the issuing country for humanitarian reasons only such as Restoring Family Links.
Some national governments issue laissez-passers to their own nationals as emergency passports. Others issue them to people who are stateless, or who are unable to obtain a passport from their own government, or whose government is not recognized by the issuing country.
One such example is the People's Republic of China, which issues the non-passport Chinese Travel Document to its nationals under certain circumstances. One such circumstance stems from a reported loss of passport while traveling or living abroad.
China issues a temporary two-year validity Travel Document in lieu of a passport to allow said citizen to complete their travels and return to China to apply for a replacement Chinese passport.
Under other circumstances such as a Chinese citizen studying or working abroad, the Chinese embassies or consulates will issue passports if requested. This Travel Document is a blue-covered passport-sized booklet clearly denoted "TRAVEL DOCUMENT" as opposed to the usual red-covered passport.
Historically, laissez-passers were commonly issued during wartime and at other periods, literally acting as a pass to allow travel to specific areas, or out of war zones or countries for various officials, diplomatic agents, other representatives, or citizens of third countries.
In these contexts, a laissez-passer would frequently include quite specific and limited freedom of movement. The form and issuing authority would be more or less standardized, depending on the circumstances.
Chinese Travel Document
People's Republic of China Travel Document (Chinese: 中华人民共和国旅行证; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Lǚxíngzhèng), formerly known as People's Republic of China Travel Permit, is a type of travel documents issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China to people who are legally defined as Chinese citizens for their travel to China and other countries.
The Travel Document is issued to citizens of the People's Republic of China in situations when it is "inconvenient" or "unnecessary" to issue a People's Republic of China passport. Some cases include:
Chinese nationals residing in Mainland China who lost their passport while traveling abroad may apply for this document as an emergency passport for returning to China.
Chinese nationals who are permanent residents of Hong Kong and Macau intending to enter Mainland China directly from other countries without a Home Return Permit.
Residents of Taiwan intending to enter Mainland China or Hong Kong directly from other countries, who are Chinese citizens according to Chinese law. Travelling to Hong Kong, however, requires a separate application for a visa-like entry permit.
Chinese nationals born abroad who acquire Chinese nationalities at birth in accordance with the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China through jus sanguinis. The Chinese Travel Document is issued as a Chinese identification and travel document.
Chinese nationals born in China but who also acquired a foreign nationality at birth, such as a child born in China to one Chinese parent and one American parent. This child is automatically a citizen of both countries due to the countries' nationality laws, but is not eligible for Chinese Hukou and therefore not eligible for a Chinese passport.
Refugee Travel Documents and Certificates of Identity
Refugee Travel Documents and Certificates of Identity
Here is a brief general overview of the distinction between Refugee Travel Documents and Certificates of Identity. Under the Refugee Convention, all refugees are granted their protections and travel documents. However, stateless persons are granted their Certificates of Identity whenever the country of nationality cannot be obtained under the Convention on Stateless Persons.
A certificate of identity, sometimes called an alien's passport, is a travel document issued by a country to non-citizens (also called aliens) residing within their borders who are stateless persons or otherwise unable to obtain a passport from their state of nationality (also called refugees). Some states also issue certificates of identity to their own citizens as a form of emergency passport or otherwise in lieu of a passport. The visa requirements of certificates of identity may be different to those of regular passports.
A refugee travel document (also called a 1951 Convention travel document or Geneva passport) is a travel document issued to a refugee by the state in which she or he normally resides allowing him or her to travel outside that state and to return there. Refugees are unlikely to be able to obtain passports from their state of nationality (from which they have sought asylum) and therefore need travel documents so that they might engage in international travel.
The 145 states which are parties to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees are obliged to issue travel documents to refugees lawfully resident in their territory.
Refugee travel documents are passport-like booklets. Their cover bears the words "Travel Document" in English and French (and often in the language of the issuing state), as well as the date of the convention: 28 July 1951. The documents were originally grey, though some countries now issue them in other colors, with two diagonal lines in the upper left corner of the front cover. Bearers enjoy certain visa-free travel privileges extended by signatories to the convention.
US. Tempoary travel document
Refugee Travel Documents issued under 1951 Refugee Convention (Canadian example)
Issued to permanent residents of Canada who are unable to obtain a passport from their country of nationality.