"Describe Your Mustache" And Other Strange Visa Questions

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.gadling.com/2013/10/18/weird-travel-visa-questions/

    Anyone who has done a lot of travel understands that travel-related bureaucracy falls into its own special category of weird and unusual. The bizarre questions you get asked on customs forms or during the immigration process can leave you scratching your head, and now a new survey has revealed the truly wacko questions that are sometimes asked during the visa application process.

    A poll by a visa submission website asked travelers to recount the most unusual questions they had ever been asked. Among the strangest, was a question on a Mexican visa form asking the applicant to "describe their beard/mustache." The responses applicants could choose from included "scanty," "bushy" or "clipped." Meanwhile, a man traveling to a Middle Eastern country was asked "how many wives do you intend to bring?" during his application process.

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    In response to "how many wives do you intend to bring" I would have to answer a surprised, "You mean I can leave her at home???????"

    And in answer to the Mustache/Beard Question, is there an answer, "The Most Interesting Beard in the World" classification???
     
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  3. Tad's Broiled Steaks

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    I've seen "what is your grandfather's name" on at least one visa application- Myanmar, in 2009.
    Pakistan might've had a real doozy too.
     
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    The question is not how many wives you intend to bring. The question is how many wives you intend to leave with. :D
     
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