Age’s just a number? Woman halted at passport control because officials couldn’t believe her age

The passport control officers thought her to be 20 years younger than her actual age and suspected that she was using an older woman’s passport.

world Updated: Sep 28, 2017 16:47 IST
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The passport control officers thought her to be 20 years younger than her actual age and suspected that she was using an older woman’s passport. (Natalie Dzenkiv/Instagram)

A 41-year-old Ukrainian woman was stopped at passport control. Not because she didn’t have all the required documents or her baggage wasn’t checked. The officials could not believe she was 41 as she claimed to be.

Natalie Dzenkiv, singer in a band called Lama, was travelling back home after a holiday in Turkey when she was halted to be questioned about her travel documents, reported ladbible.com.

“When I found out the reason for my arrest,” she told ladbible.com, “I even started laughing as it was the age in my passport.”

The passport control officers thought her to be 20 years younger than her actual age and suspected that she was using an older woman’s passport.

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“I am already used to compliments about the way I look, but I couldn’t have imagined that it might be a reason for detaining me,” the report quoted Dzenkiv.

According to the report, Natalie was allowed to pass through after people recognised the singer and began asking for her autograph.

First Published: Sep 27, 2017 18:16 IST