I travelled from Manchester to Turkey for a week holiday. At passport control my passport was stamped then passed to another border police officer behind him who took a photo of my passport on his phone. He then asked which hotel I was staying at and asked for my phone number then sent all of these to someone on WhatsApp. He gave me my passport back and sent me on my way. I noticed he did this with a couple of other people as well.

Does anybody know why this was done?

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    – Traveller
    Apr 27, 2023 at 18:19
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    something similar happened to me. The female officer took a photo of my passport cover and photo page on her phone and whatsapped to someone? Have you had anything from this? Or any issues?
    – JEL24
    Mar 29 at 13:51
  • Nope i never did figure out why they did it🤷🏻‍♂️ @JEL24
    – bxdx
    Mar 30 at 14:52
  • OP, are you sure the officer used WhatsApp? Apr 1 at 12:27


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