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Stolen passport while out of the country.

siucavflight

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Anyone had this happen to them? What has to be done to get back? How long is the delay?
 

siucavflight

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Thanks semper, a few things were actually stolen out of my room. But I kept my birth certificate with me, and separate, and we have photo copies of the passport on the plane.
 

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I assume you reported it missing immediately.

When you process for the replacement, I strongly suggest you apply for a 2nd passport. They're good for 2 years and make visa processing, dealing with a lost primary passport, etc relatively minor events. Obviously, when carrying 2 passports you want to keep them separate.


These folks provide excellent service-

www.g3visas.com
 

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What to do? Leave it int he room to get stolen.... or carry it around on the street to get pick pocketed or mugged.....
 

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sorry for your trouble. Get a police report.




fwiw: I have a tsa combo- padlock from Lowes on my briefcase that i lock when I leave my room. I know it could be defeated fairly easily, but it is a deterrent.
 
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Rez O. Lewshun

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sorry for your trouble. Get a police report.




fwiw: I have a tsa combo- padlock from Lowes on my briefcase that i lock when I leave my room. I know it could be defeated fairly easily, but it is a deterrent.

Keep your passport and valuables in your dirty laundry bag... another deterrant.....
 

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What to do? Leave it int he room to get stolen.... or carry it around on the street to get pick pocketed or mugged.....

Once DHS/TSA mandate that we're all chipped, it won't matter. Just make sure you're not chipped in a body part that can be "easily" removed... :eek: :D
 

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Thanks for the advice guys, I am working with the embassy right now, hoping they can help me out by tomorrow flight.
 

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where was this and what hotel?
 

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Put your passport and important documents in ziplock bag and store in toilet bowl tank, I know, a crazy idea but never had any problems using this method. And I go to some really nasty out of the way places often with my current job!
 

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top side of a ceiling fan blade is a good spot too.
 

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The only problem I have with those methods is that knowing myself, I would probably remember they were there halfway home at FL430. :)
 

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Passport

Most hotels we stay in have an in room safe. Put one of your shoes that you wear when you fly in the safe with your passport so you don't forget it. You won't leave the hotel for the next leg with only one shoe.
 

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Most hotels we stay in have an in room safe. Put one of your shoes that you wear when you fly in the safe with your passport so you don't forget it. You won't leave the hotel for the next leg with only one shoe.

Heh heh. Great idea, I love it.

I usually put my passport, company ID and watch (I only wear it while flying) in my uniform shoe the night before a flight. My mind can be pretty whacked out waking up half way around the world and I like to make it easy on myself the morning of a flight.
 

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Most hotels we stay in have an in room safe. Put one of your shoes that you wear when you fly in the safe with your passport so you don't forget it. You won't leave the hotel for the next leg with only one shoe.
This is actually a great idea, thank you. I have avoided using the safe in the room for the exact reason that I would worry I would forget it. Thanks again for the sugestion.
 

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When in a room without a safe, some good spots: on top of a window valance, in the ice bucket, in-between dresser drawers, or pull out the pull-out couch.

I have even moved ceiling tiles to hide valuables...

;) FF
 

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Anyone had this happen to them? What has to be done to get back? How long is the delay?

There is zero delay, just come back. 2 weeks ago my other pilot forgot to bring his with him when we left the country. You just come back and show them your drivers license. We came back in FT. Lauderdale/Hollywood Int'l.

It took 3 minutes and we were cleared in. Simple.

Don't sweat it.
 
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