British woman Faye Wilson was denied entry into Thailand recently when immigration officials spotted that her passport was missing a number of pages.
Wilson, aged 28, had ripped the pages out of the official document belonging to the UK government when she had been caught short on toilet paper on a drunken night out years before.
Not wishing to explain the situation to border officials out of embarrassment, Wilson simply told officials she had lost the pages. Unfortunately for her, that meant she was deported back to Dubai – where she had caught a connecting flight – before being escorted back to the UK with a security guard and her passport confiscated, reports ITV News.
She now has to apply for an emergency passport in her hometown of Glasgow before she can return to the Kingdom to meet up with her friend. After a planned month in Thailand, she will be moving on to work in Australia for a year.
It seems like Thai immigration are very much on their game; Wilson said that she has used her ripped passport around eight times since the incident with no discernable problem. If she had been notified of the problem back in Glasgow, she would have sorted it immediately, she said.
Recounting the night when the passport pages were removed, Wilson says:
“We were walking from one bar to the next and we must have been desperate for a wee and obviously didn’t have any toilet roll. We decided it would be a good idea to use my passport, which is obviously really stupid. It was maybe two or three pages.
“I was a bit drunk so didn’t even think about the consequences.”
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