Its cumbersome, but take your bag with you if you use the lavatory, he said. Furthermore and Coffey is adamant about this put your phone or email (but not your home address) on a slip of paper in your passport. If your document is lost, that may help it find its way back to you. Attitude counts a lot Crake facilitated the solution to his dilemma by filling out the paperwork ahead of time and making his appointment with the embassy late enough in the day to ensure he had time to get new passport photos. (Make sure your photos conform to U.S. specifications. Some travelers always carry two such photos with them, just in case.) But Crakes most valuable ally, he said, was his attitude.