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Hi, what happen if you get caught with a fake passport and

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Hi, what happen if you get caught with a fake passport and money in U.K?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 6 years ago.
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These are offences against the Crown and therefore will attract a custodial sentence.

If you have a fake passport you are in possession of a false instrument.

If you have fake money you are guilty of counterfeiting.

You are looking at least 18 months in prison, more depending on the volume of notes and how close you were to the source.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

How about if you are a U.S citizen caught with fake U.K passport, with some large amount of (real) cash as a first offender? please specify the level of charges for the quantity of cash. Thank you.

Expert:  UK-Justice replied 6 years ago.
18 months starting point. This would go up depending on value. If it was large scale then it would be 5+ years.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
18 months for having a fake passport?
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 6 years ago.
18 months starting for money.

12 months starting for passport.
Expert:  UK-Justice replied 6 years ago.
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