Indian Man to Lose U.S. Citizenship for Polygamy and Passport Fraud.

Written on 02/06/2024
Asia91 Team

Jaiprakash Gulvady, a 51-year-old Indian-Origin man, pleaded guilty to committing fraud to become a U.S. citizen. His case shows how serious the law is about immigration fraud. Homeland Security Investigations, with help from the Citizenship and Immigration Services and the State Department's Security Service, uncovered his actions. 



Gulvady, from India, started his dishonest path in 2001 when he came to the U.S. on a temporary business visa. His story shows how far he was willing to go to get U.S. citizenship and how carefully U.S. law enforcement watches to enforce the law.


Timeline of Deception:


  • 2001: Gulvady enters the U.S. on a temporary business visa.
  • 2007-2008: He marries a U.S. citizen, divorces her less than two weeks after the marriage, and swiftly remarries another U.S. citizen.
  • June 2009: Based on his second marriage, his status is adjusted to a lawful permanent resident.
  • August 2009: Gulvady travels to India and marries an Indian woman, indulging in polygamy.
  • January 2011: The child from his Indian marriage is born.
  • August 2013: His marriage to his second U.S. citizen wife is dissolved.
  • 2014: Gulvady falsely declares in his Naturalization Application that he is unmarried, has no children, and has never been married to more than one person simultaneously, thereby obtaining U.S. citizenship.
  • Post-2014: Uses his fraudulently obtained U.S. passport multiple times to enter the United States.


Key Highlights of this Unique Case:


  • Jaiprakash Gulvady's case highlights the severe consequences of deceiving the U.S. immigration system.


  • Polygamy, or having more than one spouse, is illegal in the United States, both federally and in all 50 states.


  • Gulvady violated U.S. marriage and immigration laws by engaging in polygamous marriages and hiding them to obtain U.S. citizenship.


  • His fraudulent actions included making false statements on a passport application and unlawfully procuring naturalization.


  • The case was thoroughly investigated by Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the U.S. Department of State's Diplomatic Security Service.


  • Gulvady's conviction led to the automatic revocation of his U.S. citizenship, emphasizing that U.S. citizenship requires honesty and adherence to the law.


  • This case serves as a warning about the severe repercussions of polygamy and lying to the immigration system, underlining that citizenship is a privilege that one must not abuse.


A Warning  on Immigration Fraud:


Gulvady's case is a warning about the dangers of lying to the U.S. immigration system. It reminds us that being a citizen is a serious responsibility. The agencies involved are always watching and will take action against anyone trying to cheat the system.



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