If you’re a frequent moviegoer, you may have a big reason to celebrate! According to U.S. officials, anyone who saw The Perks Of Being A Wallflower in theaters can now get their passport back from the Department of Homeland Security.
If you were among the thousands who bought a ticket to see the 2012 coming-of-age drama, you may recall having to surrender your passport to customs officials before exiting the theater, or you may have been escorted back to your home by DHS agents if you did not have your passport on you. Whatever the case, great news: Your passport is safe and sound and ready to be picked up as soon as you wish.
Been wondering how to get your passport back for the past four years? Well, wonder no more. Just fill out the short claims application on the State Department’s website or make an appointment at any nearby passport office. If you didn’t have a passport prior to the release of The Perks Of Being A Wallflower and were unable to obtain one as a result of seeing the film in theaters, DHS officials encourage you to simply resubmit the paperwork and state that you should expect to hear back within three to five weeks.
Officials only ask that when traveling internationally, you declare that you saw The Perks Of Being A Wallflower at some point during its 10-week theatrical run to ensure that you are not detained. You may notice that your returned passport has been stamped in Zurich several dozen times, but not to worry: Officials have already said that this will not affect your ability to enter or leave the country.
So if you’ve been waiting to book those summer travel plans, this announcement couldn’t have come at a better time! Case closed!