Many people have been denied passports and visas based on unsatisfying verification by the authorities.
But the reason why this 42-year-old Nancy Holten was denied a passport by the residents’ committee in Gipf-Oberfrick in the canton of Aargau, is too weird to be true.
Nancy was denied a Swiss passport on the grounds that her campaigning and scrutinising of local customs was annoying. Yeah, you read it right.
Mrs Holten was born in the Netherlands but moved to Switzerland at the tender age of eight before having two children – both of whom hold Swiss citizenship and passports.
Reportedly the bizarre that she has gained a bad reputation is the community because of her uncompromising stance on, of all things, COW BELLS!