We are very much aware of the increasing cases of lost passports among Nepali people. Moreover, they are lost just right before the flight. Losing such an important document right before the flight has to be one of the hardest things to cope with. But, it does show clear negligence of people in handling such key papers.
Daily news of losing a passport has made it seem like a trending thing among Nepali people who are traveling to different countries for work and education. This has to stop. You cannot simply keep on losing your passport and make headlines across the social media platform.
Here’s what traveling Nepalis have to do to stop losing passports and keep them safe:
Stop flipping your passport in your hand
To our dear Nepali brother and sister, you better carry a bag or a purse and put your passport inside it for safety. Don’t hold it in your hand. You will lose it eventually because you have to meet your 10-20 relatives inside the airport premises and might forget it while they swipe up your tears.
Forget Routiney dai exists
We can see tons of posts on the wall of Nepal’s beloved portal Routine of Nepal Banda about the cases of lost passports. Because of its tremendous followers and supporters, it has been easy to report the issues and find them. But what if it didn’t exist. What would you do? The answer is quite easy: BE EXTRA CAREFUL.
Only take it out when it’s required
Obviously, you have to show off that you are going abroad to your relatives and not forget the mandatory Instagram pictures that you should take before the flight to let your friends know you are leaving. The chances of losing it are quite high during these little photo sessions. So, we get that you are going abroad. No need to remind us of our boring life. Just handle your passport and take it out only during official requirements.
Have you heard about using photocopy?
Always keep some copies of your passport and use those for any inconvenience instead of originals. Someone might travel from different states of Nepal to TIA. They might lose it during their stay at hotels or if any difficulties arrive. Take photos of your passport and save them on your phone or any other backup. Avoid using your physical passport if not necessary or for small tasks. You will not lose it that way.
A bit more consciousness
Nepali brothers and sisters need to be much more conscious about where they have kept their passports. We know that you are leaving your beloved home, family, and friends. The emotions might make you forget many things, even your passport. So, be much more present. Otherwise, there won’t be a need to leave your family if you lose it.
Even after all the necessary precautions, if you lose your passport, then :
Accept your fate
Come on, losing your passport just before a flight is a great sign that mother Nepal doesn’t want you to leave her. She needs you to develop her. The valuable youth leaving Nepal is a great loss to the country. Well, you are going to lose it anyway and miss the flight. So better study and work in Nepal, be the hope for the nation, and prove the statement “Youth are the pillars of the nation”.