Hey people..  To save repeating myself, I've added some info cause some people here ain't reading the thread and posting the same answers[/edit] I want to know something, it's been bugging me for ages... and I'm sure others who travel alot might find it useful too!! Now, I'm not sure am I in any danger but I think recently someone obtained a photocopy of my passport, without my consent as the embarking and disembarking card has been torn out. Facts: I know I didn't lose it, the last hotel I checked into took copies of the passport & gaijin card. On it's return the clerk pointed out the pages he'd photocopied. Since then I've moved to another location and my passport hasn't left the pouch it's kept in. However, a couple of days ago I've notice some oddities, things in my rooms we're shuffled about and since this ain't no hotel room, I know it ain't room service. So a question for you folks. I know our passports are often surrendered to companies in exchange for services and usually those said companies are oblige not to misuse it. I'm talking what IF it falls into the wrong hands? I'm not talking about identity thief, that's the last thing on my mind, since my passport contains a biometric chip. So hypothetically speaking... If you have a photocopy of someone else's passport (in this case, mine).. And you was a conniving individual who'd wanna do harm, cause you have an warped mind. What could you do with an original disembarking card and a photocopy of the matching passport? Could I for instance get banned from a country? Make entry/exit to a country more complicated? (i'm a foreigner in a country) Or is there nothing to worry about, cause it's just a photocopy?