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The only ones who will ever know are the officers who mixed you up with someone.andrej wrote:...Was it the same name or similar looks that rang the alarm bells? Will this carry on forever?...
thanks budyca.funke wrote: If this happens again, you should should try to find out as many details as you can...
...my guess is, that your name matches an SIS entry, hence the System raised an alarm.
Common sense suggests to me that they should have a procedure in place, which "adds" your details to the search entry, so they will always see the entry "this individual is similar, but not the one we´re looking for" (something like a "negative match").
I hope their level of sophistication is that high and that they took steps to eliminate my info from the list. Even though it is Germans we are talking about i fear i might have to go through a similar scenario tomorrow on my way back. we shall see. i don't hold high hopes.
If "negative matching" is not possible, try to get as much info as you can about the alarm that was raised, and write a summary about it. Next time you get stuck, you could always produce it.
You mean that I should write my own summary? From my experience passport control ask questions but then never take your answer for granted... and still proceed with checks.
seems funny now, hehehe, but to tell you the truth I was rather nervous. I went to the airport very early, checked in, went through security and then got ready for pass-kontrol... but they seem to have a new system where:mcovet wrote:you, handcuffed, in a Deutsch cell...hope not don't worry, just allow plenty of time for the nonsense and arrive early for departureandrej wrote:Flying tomorrow... see what happens!!!
I was ready for that but since they made no problem - except just scanning and looking at my passportfor about 4-5 mins max (just seemed much longer in my head) and let me through I found no reason to bring up the subject. Maybe they are much more strict when you enter Germany, as I already had an entry stamp from the same airport.Directive/2004/38/EC wrote:Ask lots of questions and write down the answers. Also keep a record of who you are dealing with.andrej wrote:Flying tomorrow... see what happens!!!