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User currently offlineAA7295 From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 622 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 2396 times:

Hi Guys,

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.

What should I do?

Regards,
AA7295

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User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3509 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 12 hours ago) and read 2379 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...)

You'll be fine. I wouldn't worry about it.



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 2356 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.


User currently offlineAA7295 From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 622 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 11 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

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.

I think I'm gonna ring them up and ask them to do it again. It hasn't been 30days so it shouldn't cost anything.

Regards,
AA7295


User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 10 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

As long as it looks "structurally" like you you should be fine. if you are really nervous about it, call the consulate and ask them.


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User currently offline57AZ From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 2556 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 8 hours ago) and read 2276 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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User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 7 hours ago) and read 2271 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.



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