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May, 12

My lost passport found me in Germany!

I was traveling through Germany with some friends from school.  We had stopped at a café and then hopped on a bus to our next stop.  While I was on the bus, I checked my email.  I was shocked to see an email from Okoban saying that my passport had been found.  I thought for sure it was a SPAM message or a mistake but as I checked my bag, i found my passport was missing.

I called the number in the email and sure enough the café we had stopped at and they had the passport waiting for me.

I was so grateful that I had an Okoban tag on my passport and the waiter was kind enough to take the time and enter it as found.  I can’t imagine what would have happened if I didn’t have the Okoban tag.  It could have been mailed back to the US Department of State or to my home, and then where would I be? Traveling through Europe with no passport?

I had no idea my passport was lost and probably wouldn’t have figured out where I had lost it.  So glad I was able to enjoy the rest of my vacation rather than spend time at the Embassy getting a new passport.

Jane Smithson
Portland, OR

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