AA7295 From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 615 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
I finally got my US Passport from the US Consulate in Sydney yesterday, however this is an error on the passport. The photo on my has an orange tinge and it makes my skin color literally look like a carrot. It is an inaccurate picture of me, and surely they cannot expect me to have this for 10 years. It looks so bad, that if it had not come from the the US Consulate, I would have thought it would have been a fake passport.
Gunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1995 times:
That's not really a passport error...an error would be if it included incorrect information. For that matter, I'm pretty sure the film (or whatever it is) that coats the photo page of your passport tints the photo itself. My skin definitely looks different in my passport photo, and I've never had any problems anywhere (Canadian border, AMS, CDG, a bar in Boston that asked for a second piece of ID...)
Fumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1972 times:
I just got my renewed passport back last week and it looks the same. I wouldn't worry about it. All passport photos look like shit anyway. I think that if it actually looks like you then it is forged and you are detained as a possible terrorist.
On a side note, I accidentally sent in a check from a closed account with the form. I have received the passport and there is no way they can cash the check. I'm waiting for the Department of Homeland Security to bust down my door and give me a full body cavity search at any moment. At least I've had some beers to get me in the mood.
57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2550 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1892 times:
Could be a quality control issue at the plant that manufactured the passport. I just received my renewed passport and noticed one of the security feature changes. In the new passports, the photograph is not placed on the inside of the cover but is printed on the inside of the first page of the passport. That makes it much more difficult to change the photograph image.
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Zak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1887 times:
Quoting AA7295 (Reply 3): But it literally looks like I am Spanish (skin color wise). It doesn't even look like fake tan orange. It literally is the color of an orange fruit.
having lived in spain, i have problems remembering that spanish people have the color of an orange fruit (skin color wise).
it might be more appropiate to just mention a problem with your passport, leaving out any stereotypical crap.