Screaming Jesus wrote:I wonder (just thinking out loud) whether they would know any better if the applicant just...forged their own letter, pretending to be the foreign government, and saying that such-and-such a person really had renounced their citizenship...?
I mean, their security would be aimed at preventing people from falsely claiming that nationality, not falsely denying it--right?
No only fools would try that. After you have the document you have to get it notarized by your own government first. The TECO office then contacts the person who signed the form to verify that they are first an authorized person who can sign and secondly tp prevent fraud. Then the TECO office notarizes the document as being valid. Immigration in Australia did this and also they translated it for free into traditional Mandarin ( considered an essential document ) as well.
Submitting fraudulent documents is clearly a stupid idea. It would not only prevent you from obtaining citizenship but you would end up in jail for forgery before being deported.