A 38-year-old female Filipino national, De Luna Noriza Dancel was sentenced to seven weeks’ imprisonment on 14 January 2020 for providing false statements to the Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on her and her daughter’s Permanent Residency (PR) applications.
2 On 25 October 2017, ICA officers arrested De Luna for making false statements in her applications for PR for herself and her daughter, Tayde Deevy Rick De Luna, in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The case was surfaced following ICA’s internal investigations. Verifications with the Centro Escolar University located in Manila, Philippines revealed that De Luna has no records of enrolment at the said school, and the diploma and transcript which De Luna had submitted for the applications did not originate from their office.
3 ICA takes a very serious view of persons who provide false information or conceal material facts during their applications for any Singapore immigration facility. Any person who has made a false statement in their applications for immigration facilities will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law. This may include having their immigration facilities deprived or revoked, as provided for under the Constitution and the Immigration Act. For those who have been convicted of an offence, the statuses of their family members will also be reviewed by the ICA.
IMMIGRATION & CHECKPOINTS AUTHORITY
14 JANUARY 2020
De Luna Noriza Dancel