January 21, 2011 7:13pm CST
Every traveler will walk the immigrations counter. It scary sometimes to think that there is a chance that you might not pass through and all your vacation plans are ruined. Has any of you experienced being detained or deported? Have you experienced being questioned for long that you thought you might not make it? Have you experienced being doubted that you have no plans of going out of that country soon? Have you experienced being mistakenly known with some other entity either a celebrity or a criminal? These are some of the scenarios in the immigrations counter? What is yours? Happy Mylotting!!!
23 Jan 11
I had but I was not the one held my the immigration. It was my auntie who got a problem with them. My aunt is a public high school teacher, and in the Philippines, government employees are not allowed to leave the country unless they have authorization letter. Actually it was the first time I found out that there is this policy on government employees. We are going to Hong Kong for a vacation, when my aunt was stopped by the immigration. We are given a small form that we need to fill-up before we board the plane. In this form, you need to provide your work, and my aunt did tell that she is a public school teacher. In the end she was allowed to board the plane, but been warned not to leave the country again without proper authorization.
22 Jan 11
I haven't tried all of the things you mentioned. But if in case it'll happen... oh my! it is really disastrous day of my life. i can't bear to be questioned because i am afraid that they will misinterpret things. One of my neighbor happened to be deported . She was questioned and detained... She really tole us that is tremendous event in her life.
31 Jan 11
it was my first trip outside the country. and i was so excited. we paid the travel tax, terminal fee, boarding pass and passport in my hands and that small slip to be presented in the counter, then the immigration officer kept on asking me for a traveling pass,which i don't know what it was. she even endorsed me to her boss and explain them about my purpose of travel. i was so nervous, my friends are waiting for me at the end of the line, then one of them approached me and took a look at the slip i filled up earlier. she told me told fill up another slip this time not to write that i am a government employee and to fall in line to another immigration counter. when it was my turn i passed the immigration counter smoothly. whooah, i thought i wouldn't be able to go. and other one, when i was in kota kinabalu, malaysia. the immigration officer kept on asking for that small slip, which i thought i lost during our stay. luckily i was able to find it inside the pocket of my bag. the immigration officer even told me to step aside, and made me wait a few minutes...good thing i found that small slip they're asking of me.:(
• United Kingdom
29 Jan 11
I haven´t had problems with immigration. In Australia´s Sydney Airport they said welcome to Australia. In America´s LA Airport they asked many times if I was going to work there. My answer was no and it was Australia that I worked on a working holiday visa. I had a terrible time with security at an airport in Israel. I had am interview and a very detailed baggage search. I almost missed my flight and it was wonderful to be able to fly back home.
22 Jan 11
I had a bad experience during my trip in Singapore last 2007. The Indian immigration officer asked too many questions and he even asked me if I am really the one in the passport photo. Of course I am! I never did any cosmetic surgery. But after I passed the immigration, I realized that there was really a big difference between my picture two years ago. lol!