Acquisition of False Official Identity Documents

Acquisition of False Official Identity Documents in Europe

Acquisition of False Official Identity Documents in Germany

Provisions relating to acquisition of false official identity documents in the German Criminal Code [1]: This criminal issue is covered by Chapter Twenty-three, under the heading “Forgery,” located in Section 276 Acquisition of false official identity documents, which reads: (1) Whosoever 1. undertakes to import or export; or, with the intent of using it to facilitate a deception in legal commerce, procures for himself or another, stores or supplies to another 2. a counterfeit or falsified official identity document or an official identity document which contains a false certification of the type indicated in section 271and section 348 shall be liable to imprisonment of not more than two years or a fine. (2) If the offender acts on a commercial basis or as a member of a gang, whose purpose is the continued commission of offences under subsection (1) above the penalty shall be imprisonment from three months to five years.

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  1. The content of the translated German penal code in relation to acquisition of false official identity documents is current as of 2010

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