Questions tagged [passport-stamps]

Questions about the ink-pad stamps typically added to passport pages or visas upon entering or exiting a country.

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B2 visa valid for a year, but passport got WT/WB stamp at airport?

In September I entered the US with a B2 Visa that is valid for one year. I was told when my visa was approved at my interview I am able to enter and renter the US as many times as I like for this year....
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residency visa expired in spain, I want to go to another Schengen area

My residency visa expired in Spain 8 months ago. I'm still in Spain and want to travel to Portugal. My passport was stolen so I renewed it. So I have a blank passport, no stamps of arrival. Will I ...
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When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US immigration agent stamp one's passport?

When entering the United States as a permanent resident and with Global Entry, does the US immigration agent stamp one's passport?
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Is there any way to avoid having to leave passport at embassies on visa applications? [closed]

My citizenship does not allow me visa-free entry to most of the countries. Due to the nature of my work, I have to travel to various places quite frequently, and often require visitor/business visa. ...
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What's the difference between a square and hexagonal Visit Pass in Singapore?

I frequently visit Singapore on short business trips, and have usually received a rounded rectangular (for brevity, "square") Visit Pass stamp. However, on my last visit, the officer first stamped a ...
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worry about travelling with 2 passports with different Names (different names in ticket and passport)

Now I am in A country (Iran). My ticket was issued and the boarding pass will be issued through B passport. C country Does Not need a visa with B passport I do not want immigration to stamp my B ...
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I didn't do any exit passport control when leaving Japan. What should I do?

I left Japan today on a 3 month tourist visa (I am a US citizen). I guess I was following some other people, or perhaps even I was just waved on, but I didn't speak with the exit passport controller ...
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What to do if gate agents refuse to accept my ID? [closed]

I'm a dual national of a North African country and a European country, and for specific reasons I hold a passport of that North African country and ONLY the ID of that European country. In a future ...
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Passport did not get stamped on 2nd arrival in US on ESTA visa

i have been traveling the US as a videographer and my passport did not get stamped on second arrival into the states but was scanned through normal customs but just not stamped by an officer. should i ...
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Border guards didn't cancel the stamp, when I went to the wrong gate [closed]

I mistakenly went through passport control and they put me a stamp in my passport, then it turned out that I was at the wrong gate and I returned back. Border guards did not cancel the stamp. Should I ...
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Received UK landing stamp in an expired passport: Should we apply for correction?

My wife and my son have UK visas in previous passports, and traveled to the UK in August with both passports. My wife has the landing stamp in her new passport, with a note saying VIPP, as expected. ...
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Didnt receive Entry stamp while entering France via Bus from London [duplicate]

I traveled to Paris last year from London on my Indian passport with a Schengen Visa (From the French embassy). I am a UK resident with BRP. As my visit was via bus and the immigration officer was in ...
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My passport was stamped with an exit stamp while transiting to another Schengen country via Turkey. Was this a mistake?

We were travelling from Valencia to Athens via Istanbul, Turkey. We had a travel itinerary to visit Greece and had a valid Schengen Visa. However the visa officer at Valencia Airport stamped an exit ...
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Can I travel to European countries with the Irish passport and without destination Visa?

I know that Ireland is in the European Union but not in the Schengen Area. My question is when I get my Irish passport, can I travel to countries in Europe (or most of them that are in Schengen Area) ...
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Would a hotel in Turkey question absence of entry stamp in passport?

I have the passports of countries A and B neither of which require a visa to Turkey (to avoid doubt, none of them is Turkish). I am planning to book a flight in passport A, present passport B at the ...
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Entering Jordan from Israel: visa on separate paper instead of passport stamp?

Last week, I went on a guided tour to Jordan (Jerach, Petra) from Israel. I have received a Jordan stamp in my passport, as usual. As you might be aware, when your passport shows proof you have ...
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Train from Nice to Moscow / Border Controls

I am hoping to travel by Train from Nice to Moscow next year before embarking on the Tran/siberian express. I understand the visa requirements but I am hearing though that there are issues with ...
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Dublin to Belfast by bus. Where do I get my passport stamped [duplicate]

I'm an American, traveling from Dublin to Belfast by bus. Where do I get my passport stamped to prove that I have left Ireland (I will have stayed 90 days here) and to show the beginning date for my ...
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Chinese Tourist Visa was stamped on observation page? [duplicate]

I just picked up my passport today at the Chinese Consulate, and realized my visa was stamped on one of the three observation pages on my passport after I came home. I'm not sure whether I need to get ...
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Why did I get UK entry stamps in my British passport?

I'm a British citizen (by birth), born abroad in the late 1990s. I recently found my first passport, and in it are two UK entry stamps from my first two visits to the UK. One is from Gatwick and the ...
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I was given someone else's visa, stamped in my passport

I applied for a UK visa but I received it with the wrong stamp. Somebody else's visa is stamped in my Passport. What do should I do?
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Can a Burundian with a Rwandan refugee passport visit Kenya?

I'm a Burundian who lives in South Africa and holds a Rwandan refugee passport. Can I use this passport to travel to Kenya? I didn't use it when I came here to South Africa.
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Will deportation for drugs be a problem when returning to the US

Deported from Thailand for having possession of 4gms of narcotic. The deported person is working in the US, went to Thailand for vacation. Will there be a problem when he goes back to the US? Would ...
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Visa National - No Exit Stamp From France on Return to the UK

I work in the UK on a Tier 2 visa, and am an Indian citizen. I received a two-year French Schengen visa, which has a remark "COURT SEJ. CIRC." (short stay circulation) which I believe refers to the 90/...
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Indian leaving from nepal with a cancelled entry stamp

I entered by land and applied for an entry and exit stamp. They gave me the stamp, then told me I don't need one and wrote cancelled through it. I want to leave from kathmandu. I have an Indian ...
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Passport Transmission Time — Canadian student visa [closed]

A few days ago, after a VFS (in Berlin) received my passport for transmission, they sent it to a Canadian embassy (in Vienna), and yesterday (Aug 6) I received a letter through my online portal (at ...
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Fake Israel Visa Stamp on my Passport

I have an problem here... I applied as DH in Israel not knowing that I was Transacting to a fake agent and the problem is they already stamped fake Israel Visa on my passport. I already traveled here ...
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Does Romania put visa refusal stamps?

I had applied for Romanian visa but got rejected. I have this stamp in my passport. Is this a rejection stamp? What does this mean? Or do they do this on all applications?
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Visa stamp damaged in torn passport?

I recently got a Schengen visa. Have to fly in a week’s time from today. Situation is — my passport is torn and visa stamp is completely damaged. I’m from India and travelling to Europe. What can be ...
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Traveling from nonschengen to schengen with my EU passport

Will my EU passport get stamped..traveling from a non schengen/European country upon arrival at munich airport germany? And also if im going to a nonschengen/european country will i get a stamp on ...
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What to do in case of a non EU national leaving the aiport without a passport stamp?

Me and my mom arrived in Germany at Frankfurt airport. We flew to Frankfurt from Skopje via Ljubljana. We passed passport control in Ljubljana, but in Frankfurt, we headed towards the baggage claim ...
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What happens if there is no space for entry stamp in the passport for US visa?

I hold an Indian passport and have an F-1 Visa (multiple entry) for USA. I applied for a Schengen visa and it got approved but the Italian consulate has affixed the schengen visa sticker in a page ...
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What does this black visa rejection stamp from Israel mean? [duplicate]

I had applied for B2 visit visa for Israel. They rejected and marked my passport with the following black stamp: What does the black stamp mean and what are its restrictions? Can I reapply and if yes,...
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Passport Strength (with stamps and visas) [closed]

Websites listing the "strength" of passports of each country are nothing new - it's relatively easy to find information what countries one can visit without the need for a visa (and in case of my ...
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Entered UK using my now-lost UK passport; can I go to Spain using my US passport?

I am a dual US and UK citizen. I was born in the US, but my father is British and I have lived in the UK the last 4 years. I have a trip booked to Spain that leaves tomorrow and through a complicated ...
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Can I register my exit from Italy when traveling to San Marino? [duplicate]

I am a non-EU passport and I do not need a visa for either Schengen countries or San Marino. I want to travel and stay in San Marino for a few days, and I would like these days to not count towards ...
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French visa Interview After Previous Illegal Travel [closed]

I am a U.S. citizen applying for a visa with a French company under the long-stay "passeport talent". I have all the documents from the company that have been approved by the French government. Last ...
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Should I distribute stamps evenly between passports?

Like many other countries, Ukraine permits its citizens to have up to two passports, and I have made use of this possibility as a safeguard against passport loss. I now have one passport with a couple ...
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Can still enter the UK using my indefinite leave to remain status although the immigration officer stamped my passport with a Leave to enter [duplicate]

On May 13, 1983 I was granted a Leave to Remain in the UK for an indefinite period visa and since then I have maintained this status by not staying outside the UK for more than two years. During my ...
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Apply for Schengen visitor visa with trip to UK before UK visa is approved

I am about to apply for a Schengen short stay visa to Spain. Previously when I've applied for a schengen visa, the question on the form has been: "do you have a visa for your exit country". This is ...
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Tourist visa not stamped with return date [duplicate]

I traveled by air from mexico with tourist visa and my passport was stamped with date of arrival. How do I know how much time i was given to stay in the U. S.?
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Traveling via a third country [duplicate]

I've read an answer about traveling via a third country in case dual citizenship might not to be OK, and I don't know whether it is technically possible. I'm a citizen of Germany and Saudi Arabia, and ...
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Why does the US sometimes stamp its own citizens' passports?

I was once surprised to see a US admission stamp in a friend's US passport. However, I saw in another question that some Americans have their passports stamped often when entering the US, so this was ...
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Passport stamps art, can it be done?

I've seen a photo in Twitter claiming that someone managed to make an art out of immigration stamps, as follows: Is it really possible to ask immigration officers to stamp in a certain way to end up ...
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What do the passport stamps for Guernsey and Jersey look like?

I am curious as to what the passport entry stamp for the Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey look like. I would assume that I would receive a stamp if I enter from France since I am leaving ...
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Deported from airport within 24 hours

I recently visited Ukraine having a tourism visa and with a tourism intention only, once arrived they refused my entry telling me that I don't have certain documents like local bus tickets, a tour ...
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What does this stamp mean? [duplicate]

Can someone tell me what this stamp means?
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Which airports can I transit through when traveling from PHX(Phoenix) to BOM(Mumbai) with a unstamped H1B visa? [closed]

I am a Indian with a valid H1B visa which is not stamped. I would be traveling from PHX to BOM during the summer vacations (may-july 2019). Which are the airports I cannot transit through during my ...
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I renewed my passport and my Canadian multiple visa is on my old passport, my photo on old passport was damaged by Child

I renewed my passport and my multiple Canadian visa is on my old passport, my photo on my old passport was damaged by my child. I have checked that my visa on my old passport still valid. But will the ...
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What does this strange code stamp on my passport mean?

On my last trip to the UK I got this strange stamp. I have the feeling I have been flagged but not sure why. Does anybody know if it is something I have to worry about? I am a US citizen.