Originally Posted by venice
if one is on the terrorist watch list or on an immigration passport control hit list..my cruising bubby was a victim of identify theft and she was flagged at customs upon our return from Paris..took us awhile to get it straighten out but was not a nice experience
My DH's name is on the watch list. It's somewhat of a common name, but not that common. He's okay with border crossigns, but we have a heck of a time with airlines. We can't do on-line check-in because they have to see his passport. We've petitioned the TSA, and we got back some generic response that his ID could not be verified.
There is also someone in our town with the same name, who's run up a bad dept wtih the local XXX store. Yeah, those phone calls are fun!