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Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:29 pm
by Guest
just checking as I fly in couple of month but I was 22 on photo which was used off my licence I'm now 34 and about 6 stone heavy and alot less hair.

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:30 pm
by Lucy
No and I really didn't look like me! A Thai passport lady asked 'where did this this thin pretty lady go?' very offensive but never refused!

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:31 pm
by Ioana
We had a delay entering the UK at Stansted when they were 4 (their passport photos were taken when they were a few weeks old and they were both asleep in them!). The border control lady ummed over the passports for a long time and then called her boss who dismissed her concerns and we finally were allowed in. This was the only time but I was glad to get their new passports afterwards as obviously a 5-year-old looks a lot different!

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:31 pm
by Claire
My airport work id would get refused. As i lost 5 stone inbetween pictures. However they hsve pointers to look for. I'm worried my daughters passport will get pulled up on as she looks like mira hindley in hers

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:32 pm
by Shahana
We have come back from Istanbul and lots of people were stopped because of the work that they had done to their face.

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:32 pm
by Stacey-Louise
Airport security are trained to look for signs on your face that wouldn't change, eye shape for example, not the picture as a whole, personally I don't look anything like mine.

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:32 pm
by Matt
Yeah, people coming back from Turkey with a full head of hair and gleaming white teeth. Didn't look like that flying out...

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:33 pm
by Toni-Marie
Dreading this on our next holiday 🙈 My lo is only a couple of weeks old in hers, now she's 3 and can be pretty shy with new people. Hoping they can just ask her big brother the questions and that he doesn't say he doesn't know her so he gets a holiday without her..

Re: Has anyone been refused at an airport for a passport that no longer looks like you?

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2023 7:33 pm
by Rachel
When my dad came back in from holiday they mentioned it to him and said it would be a problem if he went to the USA.