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What does this writing mean on my Irish passport stamp?

I recently traveled to Amsterdam via Dublin, and when going through Irish customs, I told them I would just be going into the city for the day, and would be continuing on to Amsterdam that evening. On ...
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US to CAN - wrong exit date stamp

Canadian citizen visiting the US. Upon entering this time, I had CBP ask for my departure date because of a security concern. I didn't receive an I94 or anything like that since it's leisure travel. I'...
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Exiting the U.S. through Canada (exit stamp U.S.) [duplicate]

I traveled from Germany to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program with an ESTA. When I passed through immigration, I got an entry stamp with the current date on it. Now knowing that the U.S. doesn't ...
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Border control stamps entering EU when holding EU residency

I hold German residency (because I am married to a German citizen). I am in Dublin, Ireland at the moment, and I'll return to Germany through France. Will my passport get stamped at the French border ...
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Refused entry stamp (c) in Paris. Will it create problems?

Recently, I went from Turkey to Paris to Mexico but mexico denied me entry. They didn't give me any reason. After that they sent me back to Paris but Paris put a stamp on my passport. They put me in a ...
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Why doesn't Singapore stamp passports?

I know this is a stupid question, but I'm interested in the purpose behind this practice. I know some countries rely on such developed countries as Singapore to prove your visa. For example, my US/UK/...
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Entry to the US after recent travel to Russia by a green card holder

16th April 2024, I visited Russia for educational purposes. I am going to return soon to the US. I am a green card holder. Will I be denied entry by the US Border Security because of the Russian stamp ...
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Malaysia 90-day stamp but with return date written on top

I have a short question. When I entered Malaysia I was given a 90-day stamp but my return ticket was for 1 month. The officer didn't really say anything regarding that, but he did write down the ...
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Does the EU stamp passports when travelling to and from Andorra?

My passport is starting to get quite full, but is still valid for several years. Later this year I expect to have to cross the Schengen / Andorra border several times. I know Andorra doesn't stamp ...
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Missing re-entry stamp after stay in Bulgaria

I recently traveled from Denmark to Sofia in Bulgaria. I work in Denmark, but I am a non-EU citizen. When traveling to Sofia, I got a passport stamp after exiting the Schengen area, but upon my exact ...
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What does it mean when an immigration officer puts a CWOP on passport? [duplicate]

I was traveling to Dubai but due to health issue I got off the flight but immigration officer put a CWOP stamp on my passport. I googled about it and it is showing that it refers to visa cancellation ...
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EU citizen traveled to Europe on US passport

2 years ago my partner (US and Polish citizen living in the US) entered the EU on a US passport. It was just a one week-trip. On the way back, exit Schengen in Sweden, border officers took her US ...
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I overstayed in Ukraine during Covid. What does this stamp mean and will it affect getting a Schengen visa?

I was in Ukraine during Covid 19 and I overstayed because of that. When I was at the Lviv airport, I explained my situation to the officers. I did not pay any penalty. I got this stamp. What does it ...
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EU-Schengen citizen getting Schengen stamp despite travelling with EU document, change in how rules are applied or just inconsistency?

I am a dual Italian, British citizen. When I travel within EU+Schengen+UK I usually carry with me my Italian ID card and my British passport (I leave my Italian passport at home, since it's bulkier ...
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I have ball pen marks in page 2 of my passport. Is it considered damaged? [duplicate]

My passport has three small blue ball pen marks Is it considered damaged?
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Severity of water damage on passport

I've read a passport is invalid if pages torn pages ripped out identity unreadable stamps unreadable passport substantially damaged Now my passport got a minor water damage with one of the stamps ...
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Travelling from US to Indonesia with Dual citizenship [duplicate]

I understand this question has been asked a few times. A solution is booking two tickets from US - [Middle Country] - Indonesia. The middle country can be either Singapore or Malaysia. I heard that ...
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Entered UK with Vietnamese passport but flying to Canada with a Canadian one

I'm having doubts on which passport to use for my coming flight from the UK to Canada. I have Vietnamese and Canadian dual nationality, and previously entered the UK on my Vietnamese passport with a ...
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Why was my passport stamped on exiting Taiwan?

I traveled first time to Taiwan in 2018. Entered with 90 day visa exempt. Upon leaving, I got no exit stamp on my passport. I traveled there again few weeks ago, again entered on 90 day visa exempt. ...
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What's the meaning of these two diagonal lines through my passport stamp?

I would like to know what these lines in my passport mean. Any ideas? Would this affect me when I plan to return to Europe?
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What are the consequences of entering North Macedonia without an entry stamp?

I am walking on an EU passport through Kosovo, North Macedonia (via Tetovo and Skopje), and Bulgaria. I seem to have messed up in my planning: there is no border crossing remotely close to where I ...
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Can passport control know that I have already entered the country, if I do so with a different passport?

let’s say I am asking for a friend. My friend wants to enter country X with his Italian passport. He has already entered that country once previously, around 10 years ago, however with a different ...
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Re-entry and exit crossed out stamps

I was recently granted Schengen visa (single entry) . After my stay, when leaving the Schengen area my flight was rebooked to the next day. So I technically had no where to go that night. German ...
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Paroled stamp on passport in USA

I was working on a cruise ship, had travelled on a C1 D visa, I faced a back injury while working on the ship. My contract was shortened and I was sent back to India. The Passport has a PAROLED stamp ...
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Two diagonal lines in passport stamp

I have an Australian passport and I am traveling throughout Europe. I had purchased few items in Berlin that I wanted to claim for tax free when travelling to Zurich. In order to access the tax free ...
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Lack of exit stamp & passport database update for travel from Nepal to India by road

Long story but hear me out. 4 years back I travelled from India to Nepal via Air. Indian Citizen. Bangalore - Delhi - Kathmandu route. Passport was stamped with Departure stamp in Delhi and was ...
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my passport has ink mark on the 3rd page, and i need to apply for my canadian study permit, will it be accepted by embassy or not? [duplicate]

my passport has an ink mark on the 3rd page, and I need to apply for my Canadian study permit, will the embassy accept it or not?
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My Passport doesn't have an exit stamp from South Africa. And am not a South African . the Passport is new will there be any issue entry other country

i used the emergency travel document and My Passport doesn't have exit stamp. will there be any visa problem going to another country?
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Does Russia stamp passports of foreign tourists while entering or exiting Russia?

I'd like to go to Russia but I'm worried that Russian stamps might look bad on my passport.
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Why do some Schengen countries not stamp passports of residence permit holders?

You're a resident of Schengen country A. You're entering or exiting Schengen via Schengen country B. B doesn't stamp your passport while entering/exiting. Why is that? Doesn't this complicate things ...
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Singapore - Travel History and Attachment of an Old Passport

Last February, I renewed my passport and got a couple of arrival/departure stamps. Subsequently, I applied and got an eVisa for Singapore. Based on my understanding, travel history is crucial to clear ...
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Does Ireland collect API data for EU Passengers?

The EU directive implemented by the Irish government in 2018 means that extra-EU flights need to provide Advance Passenger Information for all passengers on the flight. However, it is unclear if ...
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Does my passport need to be stamped while re-entering Schengen area?

I applied for residence permit after entering the country on a D visa. Residence card is not yet issued. I left the Schengen area (with an exit stamp). And soon I am returning while my D visa is still ...
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Missing Exit Stamp on US passport upon leaving the Schengen area [duplicate]

My boyfriend,who's a US citizen,(thus he's eligible for visa-free travel to EU) came to visit me, here in Italy, in September. He stayed here for a total number of 86 days on the 90 days limit every ...
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Do Schengen member countries share SIS data/alerts with other countries?

Border guards in the Schengen area in Western Europe screen foreign travelers in a database called SIS. Someone in violation of Schengen duration stays might (I could be wrong) have their passport ...
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What good are passport stamps if you have a new passport? [duplicate]

Border guards check your passport stamps to see any previous record of overstay in their country when deciding to permit or deny you entry. If so, then what do they do when you present a newly issued ...
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Two parallel diagonal lines on a Schengen passport stamp

I recently (after January 1st) traveled from Sweden to Croatia and the Croatian authorities drew two diagonal lines on the exit stamp that the Swedish border authorities put in my passport. Could you ...
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If a French citizen enters Kosovo from Montenegro, Albania or North Macedonia using their French passport, will their passport show their Kosovo entry

I read: The biggest problem is that Serbia does not admit 3rd party nationals who are entering from Kosovo if their passport bears evidence (stamps) of having first entered Kosovo from outside of ...
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My passport does not have exit stamp from South Africa. Will there be any issues to getting a visa or any repercussions when entering country

My passport was not stamped by immigration when returning to India from South Africa. I'm aware that South Africa stamps passport when they exit the country. My passport was not stamped for reasons I'...
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US Registered Sex Offender Travel to UK

I'm a registered sex offender and have been for over 5 years. My conviction is a misdemeanor and also over 5 years old. My question is, can I travel to the UK, for a couple of weeks? I've heard of &...
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Returning to South Africa after a visa overstay ban of 12 months has expired, will I be able to enter?

3 years ago, I overstayed my visitors visa by 10 days and got banned for 12 month and declared undesirable. It has been 2 years since the 12-month ban has expired/finished; will I be able to re-enter ...
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What happens if you're trying to get on your return flight but your passport does not have entry stamp?

What happens if you're trying to get on your return flight but your passport does not have entry stamp? For instance, let's say you are dual citizen and have two passports. You enter your destination (...
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Passport cover page [duplicate]

You can see condition of cover page of my passport. Let me know is there any issue for getting visa or international travel. I have already applied business visa of Thailand.
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Schengen exit stamp on old passport

i travelled to schengen zone from pakistan on a 6 month mutientry visa.i exited the schengen area from milan malpensa airport.the passport control officer stamped exit on one of my old passports ...
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I'm on vacation in Vienna and was never asked to stamp my passport, what do I do?

I'm a Canadian but I'm on vacation in the Netherlands and Austria. Today I had the flight from Amsterdam to Vienna and after I had checked my bags I just was able to walk through as I had nothing to ...
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Visitor stamp with BRP number on it?

I entered the UK using my passport and BRP card an received a visitor stamp (6 months) with my BRP number written on it. Should I be worried? Should I contact anyone? My BRP is valid for 2 more years.
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As a (non) resident alien in the US, what documents (if any) does one need to carry at all times?

As a (non) resident alien in the US, what documents (if any) does one need to carry at all times? Different sources indicate different documents: a passport with the entry stamp, the I-94 printout, ...
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What to mention in the visa application form for the issuing authority of passport while applying for UK Transit visa from India

What to mention in the visa application form in the section for issuing authority of passport while applying for UK Transit visa from India? is it the officer who signed the passport when we open it?
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Exit Schengen with residence permit (no exit stamp on tourist visa) - Implications on choice before travel and where to get married?

I'm an EU citizen, my fiancee got a Schengen tourist visa valid for 14 days (she's not resident in the same country as me). We plan to marry very soon (in the next month, we have been planning this ...
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USA stamping passport inconsistently [duplicate]

I am a US citizen. 2013 to 2018, I left USA and returned many times. Looking through my passport now, I see that only about half the entries were stamped. I don't recall any significant differences ...
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