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Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

Hello All,

My cousin and her husband living in the US on H1B VISA with an Indian passport lost their passports somewhere at Switzerand. (?)


Schengen VISA expires tomorrow.
Does someone have a similar experience or opinion on the next steps?

Here is our plan of action

1) file police complaint
2)go to Indian consulate and apply for emergency passport
3)check with US consulate on their requirement
4)Extend their schengen VISA

We would appreciate any input for the US Visa part as its a little ambiguous to us?

Thanks in advance
AS
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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

Follow this post:

http://www.trackitt.com/uk-discussio...rican-h1b-visa

http://travel.state.gov/visa/temp/info/info_2009.html
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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

Are the passports 'lost', 'misplaced' or 'stolen' ?

I would cover every track and try to see where they were lost. If you file a police report ASAP you may well find that they have already been handed in, but since you are travellers, they would have no way of finding you easily...
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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

Swisspea,

I think its been stolen since they cant find it in their bag anymore. Yes they are on their way to file a police report. Feel bad for them , since they were here for their honeymoon. We are trying our best to help them. More tomorrow.


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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

I dropped my passport somewhere in the airport this weekend. When I returned from Venice I checked the Swissport office and luckily they had it. Since the airport is the most common place to have your passport out and drop it you might want to give them a call. Good luck!
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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

They're very good, a really cute lady got me a bottle of spirits I left on a plane earlier this year. Even brought me through customs the next day.
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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

They tried looking everywhere but couldnt find it.

Here was what they did

1)Filed police complaint in Zurich
2)Applied for a new passport at the Indian Consulate in Bern.(Took 2 days)
3)Got their Schengen VISA stamped at the Basel Immigration office in the new passport they got.
4)Have applied for an appointment/VISA interview with the US Consulate (yet to get a slot, been 3 days since they heard from them)
5)Waiting impatiently.
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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

Looks like they did well so far.
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Yes..so far so good except their negative vacation accrual.
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Re: Indian living in US lost passport in Switzerland

Look for the photocopy of US visa and that might help....
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