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I recently lost my passport abroad, and had it replaced after coming home on an emergency passport.

Arriving into the United States this week on my new passport, I was pulled aside and forced to go through ‘secondary screening’ immigration, which involved a lengthy wait and a separate interview in an immigration office at the airport. I was told by the immigration official that as my passport had been lost or stolen, I could expect secondary screening every time I visited the US, which I do frequently.

Has anybody had a similar experience, and should I genuinely expect this palaver to continue every time I go into the United States?

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