Can a British Citizen with ESTA get an entry stamp in the passport from a US immigration officer?

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    I'm not sure why this was downvoted, but I wonder whether it's because you haven't said why you want a stamp. If you're trying to solve an underlying problem by getting the stamp, there may be a better solution. (On the other hand, if your underlying problem is satisfying a desire to collect passport stamps, there probably isn't a better solution.)
    – phoog
    Feb 24, 2022 at 8:01
  • I think most countries will stamp your passport if you ask nicely and explain why you need a stamp (for example, to prove that you didn't overstay in another country).
    – Brian
    Feb 25, 2022 at 20:54

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Related: Not stamping my foreign passport at US border

The US frequently doesn't stamp passports. Whether a passport is stamped or not may depend on the port of entry, whether you use one of the automated kiosks or not if available to you, immigration status/visa type, the whims of the individual officers or supervisors involved, and other inscrutable factors.

This traveler could look up their I-94 arrival/departure record, which would provide the same (and more) information as a stamp would.

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    "Whether a passport is stamped or not may depend on ... immigration status/visa type" which of course is known in this case.
    – phoog
    Feb 24, 2022 at 8:02

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