Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Umbria Writers Needed
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 16, 15 at 03:13 PM
  • Writers Need for New Zealand Guide
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 15, 15 at 03:11 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Restaurant recommendations Athens
  2. 2 Lechazo in Castilla; Burgos; Extebarri; Getaria; SS (??)
  3. 3 After Bordeaux - any suggestions?
  4. 4 experiences in Paris and Amalfi Coast
  5. 5 Trip Report Getting a rheum in Paris, then Django Fest week in Fontainebleau
  6. 6 Travel help laundary
  7. 7 Trip Report Return to Paris after 15 Years
  8. 8 Almafi Coast Vs. French Riviera
  9. 9 Bruges to Brussels Central
  10. 10 Itinerary for 3 weeks in Italy
  11. 11 Paris tipping hotel maids
  12. 12 Is credit card rental car insurance worth it??
  13. 13 Croatia to Italy last week in September through October (Bernina Express?)
  14. 14 Getting to Cinque Terre from Croatia
  15. 15 Train to Sorrento
  16. 16 Trip Report Trip Report - Portugal February 2015
  17. 17 Visiting Exciting Turkey in the Throes of Restoration
  18. 18 6 nights in Dublin
  19. 19 Kerry /Dingle Bus Tour
  20. 20 Trip Report Trip Report: Ghent, Normandy and Brittany
  21. 21 "Meals Game Plan" for Rome, Sorrento, and Florence, per piacere.?
  22. 22 Puglia and Matera
  23. 23 Going to Istanbul for 3 days
  24. 24 Help with 1 week in Normandy / Loire Valley
  25. 25 Trip Report MaiTaiTom's "Insane For Spain" - 2015
View next 25 » Back to the top

Forgot Passport - Prosecuted

Jump to last reply

I left my passport in my friend's hotel room while going from Switzerland to Paris for one night on the train. I was detained on the train, filled out some paper work, and allowed to continue. I had no issues with immigration on the train when I returned as I showed them the paperwork they gave me when I left. They told me the matter was closed, but I now know that is not the case. I received something in the mail back in America (after about six weeks) saying I'm being charged with a crime that can be $3,000 per day. Also, they are asking for detailed personal financial information. I'm considering just sending them a copy of my passport (which they requested), but ignoring the other request and basically just selectively exercising my right to remain silent. I'd like to be able to travel to Switzerland and the other Schengen countries again, but if they try to pin some ridiculous fine on me, I will be spending my tourist dollars elsewhere. Any advice from anyone who has made this unfortunate mistake would be apprecaited. Thanks!

125 Replies | Jump to bottom Add a Reply
125 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement