Swedish Migration Board Finds Nearly One in Ten Turkish Passports Are Forgeries


The Swedish Migration Board has sounded an alarm over the high number of fake Turkish passports being found at border checks, saying some of the passports show advanced forging knowledge.

Since the Autumn of 2018, Swedish border officials have sent around 400 Turkish passports for extra checks and have found that nearly ten per cent of those examined were forgeries, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

Magnus Bengtsson, who works on asylum cases at the Migration Board, said that the forgeries were not only numerous but that some of them showed an advanced level of forgery saying,

“It is not just anyone who can do this kind of good quality. It requires very good equipment and access to technology to succeed this well.”