A person has dual citizenship of country A and B. He wants to travel to country C which is visa free for citizens of country B but not A. He has valid unexpired passports for countries A and B however the passport for country B is full with no space for additional entry stamps.


PASSPORT VALIDITY 6 months required


TOURIST VISA REQUIRED: Not required for stays of less than 90 days

Will he be allowed to travel and at the port of entry the entry stamp placed in the passport for country A which has blank pages?

  • Probably not. I don't think you can stamp a passport other than the one you are using to seek entry into the country.
    – JoErNanO
    Apr 15, 2017 at 16:55
  • Are we assuming the landing country is the USA here?
    – Gayot Fow
    Apr 15, 2017 at 18:03
  • @GayotFow I think we're assuming that the landing country (country C) is Switzerland or Liechtenstein, given that the quoted entry requirements are purported to be those of Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
    – phoog
    Apr 15, 2017 at 18:21
  • Most western countries don't care about free or used pages and just stamp where they feel like (if at all); sometimes forty stamps on the same page.
    – Aganju
    Apr 15, 2017 at 20:48

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The US Department of State doesn't really do a good job of describing other countries' entry requirements. A better source is the Swiss government itself, which makes no mention of blank passport pages.

Furthermore, the Schengen Borders Code, which discusses stamping of passports, says nothing about blank pages.

The chance of getting a passport stamp in the passport of country A is virtually nil. Far more likely, the officer will put the stamp in the margins of the country B passport, or overlapping other stamps. Image searches show that this practice is quite common.

The safest thing to do in this case is to get a new passport for country B.

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    Yes, do not bother with country A passport. Look at my old passport, at the end not only did the stamps overlap but they were stamping over the visa itself making the stamp practically unreadable. goo.gl/photos/BcTELScRuZvhDqk27
    – user4188
    Apr 15, 2017 at 20:16

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