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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Why do US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports?

I wonder why US officers sometimes stamp non-US passports, since nowadays all entries/exits are electronically recorded. E.g., I have a green card + French passport, and I don't the point of receiving ...
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Why do some countries typically stamp one's passport when arriving by air but typically not by land?

For example, if one enters canada or the United States by land, typically no stamp is applied to one's passport. However, if one enters Canada or the United States by air, typically a stamp is applied ...
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Do I need to replace my passport if a stamp on the front page is slightly water damaged?

Should I go for a re-issue of my passport? The front page of my passport is showing water damage. My name, passport number, and photos are intact. I want to apply for a US visa in February. Should I ...
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Countries you may not visit after Israel - even if you don't have an Israeli stamp

There's been a lot of discussion of issues that arise when you visit Israel and countries like Lebanon and Iran. However, the discussion, both on this website and in other places, almost always ...
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Does Germany stamp my passport upon exit?

I'm wondering if I fly to Frankfurt Main from Spain and stay overnight in a hotel outside the airport and then fly out of the EU the next day, does my passport get stamped? I have residency in Spain ...
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Can I re-enter the US with 1 month validity [closed]

I have a new passport and the H1b visa stamp in my old passport expires on Aug 21. I have a valid I-797 till Dec 22. Can I travel outside the US and return in July without getting a new visa stamp or ...
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Damaged U.S Passport.. Need Help & Advice Please! (photos included)

I've been traveling for over 20 years. This is the first time my passport has accidentally taken a trip through the washing machine. I was so sad and even a bit upset at myself earlier today when I ...
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Are there any countries that will not allow entry with a Japanese visa stamp in my passport?

I'm aware that you might have trouble for example entering Israel with an Egyptian visa stamp in your passport. Ignoring any COVID-19 related restrictions etc. are there any countries I might have ...
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Cancelled stamp on passport [closed]

I have a friend, from Zimbabwe, that stated, some time back she wanted to visit SA and got the stamp in her passport, she then, however, decided not to travel anymore. They cancelled the stamp. Can ...
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Can I ask for an extension from my ''leave to enter'' stamp in the UK?

I arrived to UK on 19th December 2020, and at the border control after the general questions that why I came as a visitor she asked me for a return flight (It was to Italy for March 2021)the officer ...
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NL Refuse Stamp meaning and effect? What I can do to remove it?

I am a Colombian citizen without EU residence. My boyfriend is German citizen and we were travelling from Tanzania to Amsterdam. I had already 90 free to stay in the Schengen area without visa. When ...
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Passport Stamping and Residents cards

I am a U.K. citizen with a Bulgarian residents card. If I fly into Spain, does my passport have to be stamped as a third country national now after Brexit. Also if I transit Spain or another Member ...
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Missing entry stamp into USA. Indian Passport with F1 Visa [duplicate]

I Travelled from DEL to EWR in Jan 2021. After Immigration in EWR, I found out that my passport is not stamped. I cross-checked the i-94 and It was updated. I'm sure that I won't face any issues in ...
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When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este, with the intent to drive back to Paraguay, does one need to get a stamp at the border?

When driving from Paraguay to Brazil via Ciudad del Este (Puente Internacional de la Amistad aka Friendship Bridge), with the intent to drive back to Paraguay (without going to another country before ...
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No stamp when entering France from UK [closed]

We moved to France last August. We come by car and the officers (both British and French) didn't stamp any of the passports. Now we are applying for my wife's residence permit - because she's not ...
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My USA passport to France wasn’t stamped, can I re-enter?

I’m American and recently bought a house in France. On July 17 I traveled from USA to France. On Oct 10 I returned to the USA (to make sure it was less than 90 days). Leaving France the border agent ...
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Can an Indian citizen on H-1B travel to visa-free countries for Indians (such as Nepal, Thailand) without an H-1B stamped on an Indian passport?

From what I know, you cannot get certain visas, such as a Schengen visa, from the US, if you do not have an H-1B visa stamped on the passport. However, certain countries do not require Indian citizens ...
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Why stamp a passport at LGW when only changing planes?

Wife and I flew JFK-LGW-BCN. At LGW, we were supposed to have 02:35 to change planes, but it was actually much shorter. Don't remember much other than some helpful people rushing us from place to ...
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Do blank passport pages have to be consecutive?

I have several blank pages in between already stamped pages. They didn't stamp the first available page, they just opened my passport and stamped. Do the pages still count as blank if they are blank ...
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Which Schengen countries (don't) stamp passports of ordinary residence permit holders?

The Schengen Borders Code doesn't prescribe an exception from stamping travel documents for holders of ordinary residence permits (as opposed to family member "Article 10"/"Article 20&...
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Can one extend a Thai 30-day visa-free stamp any time before the stamp's expiration or can one extend it only when close to the expiration?

I read on https://www.dontworryjusttravel.com/asiapacific/thailand/thailand-60-day-tourist-visa/#How_to_extend_your_stay_for_30_more_days_without_getting_a_Thailand_tourist_visa: Can I extend my ...
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UK immigration Stamps: Are there Different types?

In other years, I have received multiple stamps on my visa indicating "leave to enter" terms et cetera, but most recently, my visa was just stamped once with the entry date and no other stamps. What's ...
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Cross mark on a visa stamp - Bahamas

I've applied for a Bahamas visit visa from India and I just got my passport today. I see two stamps in my passport - one Bahamas 3 months visit visa stamp and another stamp (same visa) with a cross ...
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Passport not stamped French carte de sejour

I am an Egyptian national who lived as a student in France and when I flew out in 2008, my carte de sejour had expired some 3 months prior. At the airport, the official remarked upon it but I ...
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Will my Indian passport be stamped at Bangkok airport while I'm transiting?

Please assume the following: I am travelling from Bangalore to Singapore transiting through Bangkok. I am an Indian national. I will be travelling on one ticket. I won't be leaving the airport. I do ...
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Will my Indian passport be stamped at Kuala Lampur airport while I'm transiting?

Please assume the following: I am travelling from Singapore to Bangalore transiting through Kuala Lampur. I am an Indian national. I will be travelling on one ticket. I won't be leaving the airport. ...
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Indian citizens living abroad, renew passport in India

I am an Indian citizen living in Germany (with Residence Permit), I can renew my passport in Germany. But, I will be in India for 3 months and I can also easily renew my passport in India. If I ...
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Using different passports for Entry/Exit when passport-officials from both countries sit at the same desk

I have dual citizenship - let us say passport P1 and passport P2. I am living in country C1 on passport P1, but my tourist visa for P1 is about to run out. My plan is to travel to neighboring country ...
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Not stamping my foreign passport at US border

I have a question about having not been stamped in my passport at the US border. I am a non US citizen and arrived to JFK airport last year with a B1/B2 type visa. A woman officer standing at the ...
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What should I do if I didnt get exiting stamp from USA inspector when I was leaving USA? MY VISA B1

I was in Hawaii for some days, I got stamp customs when I arrived, but when I was leaving I didn't get any stamp, and I noticed when I was at home. I always got two stamps from other countries. Now ...
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When taking the boat from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, then back to Buenos Aires, do the Uruguayan immigration stamp one's passport once or twice?

When taking the Buquebus boat service from Buenos Aires to Montevideo, then back from Montevideo to Buenos Aires, do the Uruguayan immigration officers stamp one's passport once (stamp indicating one ...
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Travel history for stampless countries when it comes to visa applications

For countries that only record your entries and exits electronically without a placing stamp on your passport, can visa officers check for this information on their database? Since they won't be able ...
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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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