Look at this picture of 22-year-old Richard Lee. Do his eyes look open to you?
Of course they do! But not according to New Zealand’s online passport checker
He recently tried to renew his passport but the system rejected him because his eyes were apparently closed
The system helpfully provided examples of what Richard should actually look like…
Fortunately the engineering student found the funny side, and his passport was renewed after a later photograph was accepted
Maybe he would have had more luck if he looked like this