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.