Papers Please Day 5

November 27th, 1982

On Day Five, you should pay attention to the headlines, specifically about Vince Lestrade, a Track Star wanted for murder. Lestrade will show up as an entrant at your customs booth during the day. Vince Lestrade’s paperwork is all in order, so if you just straight up deny him you will get a citation (or penalty if you have already received two citations).

There are a number of things you can do. You can just approve him straight up, which saves you gameplay time during the day to make more money by processing claims, or you can enter Inspection Mode and link his name on his passport with the headline article from the newspaper, and then either deny him or detain him.

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What you do does not affect gameplay from here on out, outside of a headline change in the newspaper tomorrow. From a pure cost-basis, approving him straight-up makes the most sense.

Detaining is a new feature. After interrogating somebody once, you can have him or her detained. This should only be used in certain circumstances, such as somebody refusing to leave. Otherwise, you will be wasting time over just denying somebody’s passport for entry.

At the end of the day, you also get a chance to do your first booth upgrade, which allows you to open Inspection Mode and close it through use of the space bar.


  • All entrants must have a passport
  • All documents must be current and not expired
  • All foreigners must have a valid, unexpired entry permit
  • All Arstotzkans must have a valid ID card


  • Entrant One is an Antegrian whose passport and entry permit numbers do not match up. Reject him or her.
  • Entrant Three is Vince Lestrade. As discussed above, you can do what you want with him, but his papers are valid.
  • Entrant Five is visiting from United Federation.
  • Entrant Eight is a male Antegrian whose papers are valid. Approve him/her.
  • Entrant Nine is a female Antegrian who is the wife of Entrant Eight. If you denied Entrant Eight for whatever reason, she will automatically leave. She will be missing her entry permit. Approving her will give you the Antegria token along with the corresponding Steam achievement, as well as a citation/penalty.


First entrant

After interrogation:

  • Hey wait.
  • Do not arrest me, please.
  • Just deny my passport and I will go away.

Fifth entrant


  • [inspector] What is the purpose of your trip?
  • It is not my choice. I hate this damn country.
  • I am just passing through.
  • [inspector] Duration of stay?
  • As little as possible. 2 days.

If approved:

  • Ugh.

If denied:

  • Just as well.


  • As noted before, Approving Vince Lestrade’s passport without interrogating him at all is the best option if you want to be able to process as many claims possible within the day and make mroe money.
  • The booth upgrade at the end of the day allows you to hit the Space bar to open and close Inspection Mode. Needless to say, having this as a hotkey can help shave seconds off every time you need to use it.

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