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UH-OH, I don't look like my passport pic!

UH-OH, I don't look like my passport pic!

Old Mar 12th, 2006, 06:32 AM
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UH-OH, I don't look like my passport pic!

My hair color is significantly different; my hair is longer and I now wear glasses. What's your best bet regarding whether I'll be delayed by puzzled security personnel when i go to Paris next month??
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Like you said you probably will get puzzled looks, but you aren't the first person this happened to.
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Zero.
Do you think everyone else looks the same over a 10-year period?
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 06:36 AM
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Immigration people deal with this (and facial hair, and nose jobs, and more) a hundred times a day. Sorry, but you're not special.
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 06:44 AM
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Ahhhh, Robespierre, little do you know.....

Thanks for the replies.

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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 06:45 AM
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your Grace,
That is not unusual. It could be me posting this
Have a wonderful time and will b looking for you when you return.

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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:07 AM
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If it pleases you to think so...
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:16 AM
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Robes -- Who knows, maybe TheDuchess was TheDuke before. She might be VERY special indeed.

Seriously Duch, don't worry about it. If you're that worried about it, dye your hair back and get contacts. I don't know too many people who change themselves to look like their ID!

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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:18 AM
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It isn't unusual for people to change hair color and hair styles over 10 years. As for glasses, you can remove them if you want for them to look at you, you know.
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:26 AM
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<who knows, maybe TheDuchess was TheDuke before>

Oh my, jules, word has gotten out!
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:29 AM
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Sorry, but I don't think there's anything special about the transgendered, regardless of what they may think...

And I'm certain that immigration officials deal with them as a matter of routine.
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I renewed my passport last fall, but before that I used a passport with a picture that was 9 years old that no longer looks much like me. Since it was taken I lost weight and hair and gained a beard. And never once did anyone ever give my passport picture a second glance. So I wouldn't worry about it.

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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:31 AM
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Although they will need a new passport with Frieda instead of Frederick and the other gender checked.
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:35 AM
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Nothing will happen until you try to get back into the country..that's when the real fun will begin.
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 07:39 AM
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FWIW, my husband, kids and I all got new passports in January. Frankly, I don't think any of the pictures really look like us! Well, maybe my daughter's. Isn't it sort of the same as drivers license pictures?!
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 08:19 AM
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hair color, style, and glasses are not enough to make a difference. unless it was something surgically dramatic that has taken place, i would not be concerned.
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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I don't look like my passport photo either. In my case that is a VERY good thing.
 
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Please God tell me I don't look like my passport photo!!!
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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 09:14 AM
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“To enter Europe, you must have a valid passport with a photograph of yourself in which you look like you are being booked on charges of soliciting sheep.”
Dave Barry quote

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Old Mar 12th, 2006, 09:17 AM
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I was well acquainted with the gag that if you looked like your passport picture, you needed a trip. I was unprepared for the preponderance of thuglike pictures which I found in the course of processing passports.”
Frances G. Knight

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