- Netizen shares on Facebook the pagination error of his passport
- He also disclosed that he was held by the immigration for the error and was advised to get a new passport, Carlos Canlas insisted on using it as it was already boarding time
- The immigration officer let him sign the Risk Awareness Form that says they are not responsible if he was not allowed entry by Hong Kong and US, due to his passport
A financial advisor posted yesterday on Facebook screenshots of his passport, where the pages are all mixed-up and drew the netizens’ attention.
Carlos Canlas wrote “For those getting or renewing their passports, double check all the details and the pages of your passports before traveling abroad. Got hold at the immigration because of this stupid error. FYI.. When I received my passport, all the important details like my name, birthdate etc.. are correct so I didn’t bother checking all the pages. Who checks their passport ba page per page?”
Canlas thought to share the issue online to serve as warning to the public in order to avoid any inconvenience in the future, “Thought of sharing this so it won’t happen with you guys. Iwas abala na rin or hassle sa bakasyon.”
Netizen Michelangeli Ochoa-Sison asked Canlas what happened in the end and how he was able to to resolve the issue.
Canlas answered her that the immigration officer advised him to get a new passport and bring back his passport to the Department of Foreign Affairs. The financial advisor held his ground and did not agree with instruction.
“I insisted and fought that it wasn’t my fault, and boarding na at that time.. and ayaw ko maiwan sa flight kasi may connecting flight kami. The immigration officer let me sign the Risk Awareness Form na hindi sila responsible kung hindi man ako papasukin sa HK at US kasi dun ang destination namin. Thank heavens nalang kasi hindi na pinansin ng immigration sa HK & LA but my heart was pounding the whole time. Para akong mahihimatay sa kaba pero di ko nalang pinapahalata. I took the risk e. May passengers daw kasi na hindi na pinaalis with the same problem. Nagmatigas lang talaga ako na hindi na yan tinitignan abroad at ng mga immigration officers,” disclosed Canlas.
Late Post but worth sharing:For those getting or renewing their passports, double check all the details and the pages…
His post has now gone viral with over five thousand reactions and over nine thousand shares online.