There is many things in Sweden that we have got wrong …. but here is also things we have got fantastically right. Like this with getting a new passport!!!
I have to go to Bangkok, a little unplanned, and notice that the lifespan on my passport wasn’t good enough. Thailand require 6 months and mine was going out in the end of January.
So on Monday this week I put some make up on … fixed my hair a bit and went to the police station. No queue .. hand it in old passport – and 10 mins later I was outside the station, all done!!! Then I also applied for an EU ID-card.
They take the photos and they take my finger prints in a very smart little machine. But when he showed me on the machine how my passport would look like .. I got a shock!!! Never see myself looking this old when I look in a mirror, but I must do. The naked truth!!!! *laughing
On Thursday afternoon I got sms saying that both was ready to collect, in 3 days!!!!!. Just amazing. The two documents cost me total: 700SEK/€75/$85/£55.
And with the new passport in many countries I can use it Automated Passport Control, called passport kiosks .. maybe less queuing. A bit scary, because soon there will be no interaction at all with other humans when flying. You check in online .. you get your luggage tags from a machine .. and you scan your luggage yourself. I still hope we need the flight crews.
So now I have another 5 years of freedom to travel where ever I want!!!
“If you look like your passport photo,
you probably need a vacation.”