Canadian authorities have caught seven Iranians using fake Israeli passports at Vancouver International Airport.
The Iranians, whose identity is unknown, were posing as the Solomons family from Rehovot, located south of Tel Aviv. Iranians need a visa to enter Canada, and the travelers may have been trying to take advantage of Israelis’ ability to travel to Canada without a visa.
The passports listed the Iranians’ names and ages as Mona, 48; Tomer, 40; Nadine, 15; Narin, 11; Binyamin, 9; Marin, 6; and Nermin, 5. The passports, however, contained several Hebrew errors and mismatched translations, enabling authorities to recognize them as forgeries. The passports were sent to Israel’s Israeli Population and Immigration Authority.
Several Iranians in recent years have tried to enter various countries with fake Israeli passports.