Last week returning to Peru on a late flight, I had an incident at Migrations.
I had been talking with another expat & he and I were the last few to get our passport stamped.
I handed the person mine & she didn't immediately stamp it; she asked if I had ever lost my passport, I replied "No". She had a confused look on her face.
After what seemed like 30 minutes, she said there is a problem & I must go wait in the office of Migrations until the police could arrive (they are actually right next door). I reluctantly did what I was told, but I had no issues with my passport.
I asked the woman at the desk "What is going on?"; she told me only the police could access my file - so I waited,
When the officer arrived, he told me to follow him next door; he seemed to access my file on the computer. All the time I was asking "What is the problem?"
Finally, he wrote something on a sheet of paper & told me to "Vamos!"
I still wanted an explanation, but the "Vamos" became more pronounced.
I talked to an upper-level employee at Migrations & was told they were trying to get money as a bribe to let me go. Very scary!
Has this happened to anyone else?