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Well here I am in the VS lounge (nicely refurbished) at JNB breathing a big sigh of relief.

Under stress by mrs. LP to leave in a hurry for George airport as she’d set up a meeting (why o why) with an Architect before my flight to JNB to catch my onward flight to ZRH. I’d already checked in online and when the boarding call came I gathered my passport, only to discover it was not mine, but hers!!!

Now in full panic mode as no time to go back and not sure if they’d let me leave. I had my British passport with me, my Swiss ID and a copy of the Swiss pp, but not the needed residence permit or entry stamp.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, the very kind and helpful emigration officer took copies, entered endless remarks in the computer and then wrote them in my pp but after 20 minutes I was through and heading for the comfort of this lounge.

Of course mrs. LP blames me for not checking (correct I suppose) and I blame her for putting me under stress by setting up a meeting and making me rush!

I hope fellow posters will take my side? 😉 and anyone else had a similar experience and how did you resolve it?

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