I have dual nationality, Canada-Poland (EU). Born and raised in Canada, but parents are Polish. Normally reside in Canada.
Background: back in November 2021, I flew to the UK via Toronto > London > Toronto for three days for a wedding, and used my Canadian passport.
So now in March 2022, I have been traveling around Europe for the last few weeks, having entered Europe on my Polish (EU) passport.
I was in Spain last week, and wanted to cross the border into Gibraltar (UK sovereign territory).
Because I was entering Gibraltar, i.e., UK sovereign territory, I thought it would be wise to use my Canadian passport again — since I had used it for the UK a few months ago.
I went to Gibraltar border control and handed the guy my Canadian passport. He scanned it, flipped through it…and stamped it. Which I thought was weird, since the UK never stamps, but I thought, “Ok, maybe it’s just a Gibraltar thing.”
Shortly after, I checked the passport and saw it was an exit stamp from Spain!
So now, I have an EU exit stamp on my Canadian passport, and literally nothing else. No entry stamp (obviously, since I entered Europe on my EU passport). Passport is quite new and blank except for this EU exit stamp, since I’ve only used it for Canada, America, and the UK.
I crossed back in Spain from Gibraltar on my Polish passport, no issue—they didn’t scan it or stamp it or check or anything, just waved me through.
However, I’m concerned that there is now a “record” of me leaving Spain as a Canadian, but no record of my entry as a Canadian. Also, that I am permanently overstaying in Gibraltar, since I entered on a Canadian passport, but never technically “left”.
Don’t know why the officer didn’t remark about lack of proof of entry to Spain on that Canadian passport, but who knows.
Anyway, I’m quite worried now about how things will play out.
Thoughts? Or am I overreacting?