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Rhaaaaa - I Lost My Friggin Passport  
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2211 times:

It seems that I lost my super neato biometric passport after I immigrated into the beautiful country of Germany yesterday morning. I am searching since an hour and I already called DUS airport, Deutsche Bahn and a taxi company, unfortunately did nobody find it. The thing was just three months old and I paid 59 EUR for it.

I am unimpressed, unamused and totally annoyed since I have to pay 59 EUR for a new one and since I have to apply for it at some stupid bureaucrats who need an hour to complete the application form.

 Angry  Angry  Angry

Patrick

56 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Keep checking around your bags, clothes, go back to place you went where you might have lost it and their lost and found departments. Good luck.

User currently offlineSAIL52115 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2204 times:

Bummer, dude. Hope everything turns out OK.

User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
Keep checking around your bags, clothes, go back to place you went where you might have lost it and their lost and found departments. Good luck.

Yeah agree, try and think when you last had it, when you last looked at it - maybe you'll remember, as the Irish say "It's somewhere next to somethin" Hope you find it!!


User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8697 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

Think about the upside of it, you could have lost it in the US.  Wink


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Quoting LTBEWR (Reply 1):
Keep checking around your bags, clothes, go back to place you went where you might have lost it and their lost and found departments.

I already searched everything. I will wait a few days and ask at Deutsche Bahn, the taxi company and DUS airport again, maybe someone will find it within the next few days.

Quoting Aloges (Reply 4):
Think about the upside of it, you could have lost it in the US.

You are right, I would have an even bigger problem when I had lost it in the USA.

There should be a passport insurance for people like me.  Wink

Patrick


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2175 times:

Yeah, my advice is keep searching through all your clothes, and retrace your steps. Best advise possible. Don't freak out just yet. Something you just misplace and then find later. I hope that's the case now! Good Luck!

Aeroflot777

[Edited 2006-04-15 16:47:40]

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2122 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
It seems that I lost my super neato biometric passport after I immigrated into the beautiful country of Germany yesterday morning. I am searching since an hour and I already called DUS airport, Deutsche Bahn and a taxi company, unfortunately did nobody find it. The thing was just three months old and I paid 59 EUR for it.

I am unimpressed, unamused and totally annoyed since I have to pay 59 EUR for a new one and since I have to apply for it at some stupid bureaucrats who need an hour to complete the application form.

Angry Angry Angry

Patrick

All I can say about this is:
 rotfl 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2182 posts, RR: 36
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 7):
All I can say about this is:

Do you even have a passport you cosmic fool?


User currently offlineSunshine79 From UK - England, joined Jan 2006, 1759 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2104 times:

Think yourself lucky, UK passport holders have to pay £52 plus £6 for the post office to check you documents, and there's no guarantee that your passport form will be accepted. I have my passport in my hand as I type, currently sitting in NCL for my one-way flight to ALC at 1915GMT. I didn't think NCL could get anymore boring than it already is, only 1 aircraft on the ground, and that takes off in 45 minutes.


Formerly alcregular, Why drive when you can fly?
User currently offlineAviationmaster From Switzerland, joined Oct 1999, 2479 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

All I can say about THIS is:

http://gkirk1983.blogspot.com/

 rotfl 


 Wink


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24913 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

Quoting Aviationmaster (Reply 10):
All I can say about THIS is:

All I can say about this is:
n00b
 Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2093 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):

I bet you don't lose the next one!
 Wink


User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Hey don't worry too much about it, the most important thing is that you have your health.


The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Quote:
Kirkies blog
You can follow what happens in the day to day life of Kirkie here.

Do we have to?
 ill   duck 


User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7083 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Always keep a scanned copy of your passport in your hotmail or gmail account. That way, if you ever lose your passport whilst abroad, you can always print off a copy from an internet cafe.


The world is really getting smaller these days
User currently offlinePilotaydin From Turkey, joined Sep 2004, 2539 posts, RR: 51
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2049 times:

Quoting BestWestern (Reply 15):
you can always print off a copy from an internet cafe

and so can a hacker  Smile

well i hope not lol



The only time there is too much fuel onboard, is when you're on fire!
User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2030 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
There should be a passport insurance for people like me.

there is......but it comes with an excess of 59 Euros  Wink


User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26376 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2018 times:

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 5):
There should be a passport insurance for people like me.

Actually, you may be able to recoup that from your travel insurance.



Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 3945 posts, RR: 28
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2006 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 14):
You can follow what happens in the day to day life of Kirkie here.

I thought that was what A.net was for.



Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11446 posts, RR: 76
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1995 times:
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Lost it, eh? Yeah, well I say you sold it to the first Gypsy caravan you ran into in order to pay for your herbal habits!  Wink

Sorry about that. Better luck with the next one.



Is my Pan Am ticket to the moon still good?
User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1995 times:

Wow, Patrick, sorry--that's one of my worst nightmares. Ironically, it seems to be the worst for US citizens if we're at home when it happens... it's about $70 US to get a passport, and it takes a while unless you pay a lot more for emergency service. When you lose one abroad (I haven't, but one of our students did when we were in Italy last year), the embassies seem to process things a lot more easily.

-Leanne


User currently offlineRJ100 From Switzerland, joined Nov 2000, 4118 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1981 times:

That sucks Sabena332.

If I remember correctly, the new Swiss passport costs approx. 250 Swiss Francs (that is the new one with all kind of biometric data for US immigration). That is around 160 Euros  irked 

Regards,
RJ100



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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7196 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1973 times:
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Bummer...how many stamps were in it?

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4627 posts, RR: 36
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1956 times:

Murphy's law states that you will not find it until after you forked out another 59 euro for a new one  Wink


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25 Continental : What a terrible site!! I mean, who really gives a damn!?
26 N1120A : Actually, I think a more accurate reading of Murphy's Law states that Patrick WILL find his passport after forking out another 59 euroo
27 Post contains images Sabena332 : Last week I learned here on A.net that UK citizens don't have a national ID card, so I assume that GKirk's only identification document is the member
28 Post contains images RJ100 : I looked it up. It is indeed 250 Swiss Francs for the new passport. Plus CHF 5 for shipment At least you will have some competent and friendly bureau
29 Post contains images Aloges : Well, with that famous soft spot for speediness you Swiss are supposed to have, the price is probably justified... working overtime to get that passp
30 Post contains images RJ100 : Swiss quality my friend! To be fair, you can still buy the old passport right now (for a bargain of CHF120 ). Regards, RJ100
31 Post contains images Aloges : Well, who else could have come up with a recipe for chocolate that needs days of stirring?
32 Marambio : After reading this thread one thing came to my mind. I know it's off-topic but oh well... I am travelling, in two weeks time, to the lucky country of
33 Matt72033 : i'll get my coat!
34 Air380 : May I ask why you lived in the Us last week and are now back in Germany? Business? Vacation? And how do we say here? Sh... Happens. Better your passpo
35 Post contains images Sabena332 : I had to work there for 12 days. Patrick
36 Post contains images AA61Hvy : Check under your bag of Cheetos, or under your ounce of pot
37 Post contains images Sabena332 : I wish I would have an ounce of that stuff right now. Patrick
38 Post contains images QFA380 : Kirkie you seem to have forgotten an something in your blog profile, I don't see sheep typed down in your interests. What amazes me is that you've man
39 SFOMEX : You should call the police too. You never know who has your passport now and what he intends to do with it. Better be safe!
40 Post contains images Iamcanadian : Hey, don't feel bad dude... Not too long ago, I was due to leave for Mexico in less than 2 weeks. In my preparation, I was starting to pack the things
41 LTU932 : I've been considering getting the new biometric super expensive passport, but I don't know if the German Embassy can help me with that. Would I get tr
42 Aloges : I don't have much experience, but I can't remember my passport being checked upon entering the Schengen area on flights from Chile, the UK and Brazil
43 Post contains images Srbmod : " target=_blank>http://gkirk1983.blogspot.com/ Isn't he banned from holding one per his ASBO? I guess it would suck to lose your passport. The closest
44 LTU932 : And you have the regular one like me, the one in wine-red and without the biometric information?
45 Post contains images UAalltheway : Somehow I'll be able to sleep better tonight knowing you can't get back into the country.
46 Post contains images CPH757 : Sabena332, I follow you! I'm an expert in that business. lost it once in DUB. Searched everywhere, drove back to the hotel. It was hours before I need
47 Alessandro : BestWestern, good idea, but I would use an email more reliable than hotmail.
48 Bill142 : Its really quite sad, Kirkie can sum up his day in two scentences. That means one of two things, A) he's educated and good at summarising or B) has n
49 Aloges : Yup. Expires this year.
50 LTU932 : Ah OK, thanks. As I said, mine expires in 2009, so I don't know if it makes sense getting the biometric one now, especially since I'm not going throu
51 Sabena332 : I already thought about the same. I'll stop at the police station tomorrow afternoon before I visit a friend. Wait until they give out those passport
52 Post contains images Aer Lingus : My passport is somewhere in HKG and I am in DUB at the moment and now I don't have a passport to travel.
53 LOT767-300ER : 59EUR? Thats laughable. I just renewed my US passport. USD$159 for renewal + extra for 2 weeks service and not waiting 6-8 weeks as I leave for Europe
54 Sabena332 : Outrageous! Shoot me an eMail in case you also visit Germany, would be cool to meet you! Patrick
55 LTU932 : Thanks for the info, Patrick. The timeframe should come just in time for when my passport expiresThe people at the embassy told me that only if you'r
56 57AZ : Fee is $67 for adults and $52 for children. Service time is 8 weeks for regular service, 2-3 weeks expedited for an additional $60 per passport witho
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