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

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What does TAG 46 471 pen notation in my passport mean?

I have been in the UK for the last 4 months (since April 2018). My husband is a dual citizen (British and Australian), and as an Australian citizen, I can stay for 6 months. The reason why I didn't ...
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Autograph on passport visa page. Can I travel to the US? [duplicate]

I have a big work trip planned to the US in 3 weeks. I am worried about this autograph on one of the visa pages. Has anyone ever had issues with this sort of thing, or any ways around it? I don't ...
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no exit stamp from düsseldorf Germany airport [duplicate]

I had a long-term student Schengen visa, type D, from Malta from 11/11/16. Also I applied for an ID Card in Malta; as you know, students must apply For ID cards to extend their residence. So I had 3 ...
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ECR status-related question

Will the ECR status on my Indian passport be automatically invalid after I turn 50 years old, or do I need to apply for a new passport after I get 50 to remove my ECR tag?
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Why did a Dublin immigration officer write “IT NI” on my passport stamp?

A few weeks ago, I landed in Dublin to visit my partner and friends that I have in Northern Ireland. On seeing that I had previously been a UK resident, the immigration officer asked me lots of ...
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Can I get a North Korea stamp in my passport?

A Google search will show that North Korea usually issues a visa on a separate piece of paper, not as a stamp or sticker in your passport. But suppose I really do want one; I like having all the ...
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Is a stamp required in the passport when entering or exiting the Schengen area? [duplicate]

I travelled on June 25 from India to Denmark (Hyderabad - Muscat - Zurich - Copenhagen). When leaving from India, I got a stamp in my passport, but when entering Zurich, I didn't get an entry stamp. ...
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Does a new passport number mean new records?

And let me explain why I ask this. In the last few years I have been travelling too many times to Japan as a tourist (visa free) due to my girlfriend living there. Although I don't exceed the ...
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Does the UK still stamp their passport after refusal or denial in 2018?

I'm worried that if I get denied the UK visa my passport could be stamped and which is a big risk in case of any other time and any other country embassy like the USA or Canada.
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Pula to Trieste by Bus - Immigration check?

If I travel from Pula to Trieste by bus with a valid multiple entry Italian Schengen visa, would immigration officers stamp my passport while crossing the borders in Croatia, Slovenia and Italy? In ...
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Is a UK 'Leave to Enter' stamp still valid after being in the Republic of Ireland on a work permit?

I am a Canadian citizen and do not usually require a visa to enter the UK for tourism or a family visit. In late February, I travelled from Canada to the Republic of Ireland for work and connected ...
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What's the value of an exit stamp when automated passport control is an option? [closed]

I previously visited an international airport where departing passengers need to pass through emigration control. Passengers who are not citizens of the host country had two options: a long ...
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Problem re-entering Schengen Area? [duplicate]

I entered Schengen area via airplane in Geneva March 2016 and passport got stamped. But when I left by bus from Hungary my passport was not even scanned or stamped. Will I have problem re-entering ...
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Is it a problem that visa was printed next to already stamped page?

I noticed that the page UK issuing authority selected for the printing of the visa is just next to the stamped page that I got during my UAE visit in 2016. I am confused about this arrangement. Can ...
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UK Visa Officer issued Visa sticker on the expired passport instead of the valid passport. Can I travel? [closed]

I recently applied for a UK spouse visa and was asked to present both my current and expired passports. When I received the decision the visa sticker was placed in my expired passport instead of the ...
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Can you get a Philippines visa extended before having your passport stamped?

In this article, the writer says your 30-day visa can be extended at the immigration office before you have your passport stamped. I've never been to an airport. How is it possible to have your visa ...
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The absence of a stamp on entry on a Schengen visa of the type d

I have French Schengen visa (type D, study in France for 5 months) and Finnish Schengen visa (type C) and Russian citizenship. I took a coach from Russia to Finland and flight from Finland to France. ...
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Stamping of non-EU passports with residence permit

I am a non-EU citizen residing in Germany for more than 2 years with a temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltstitel). I got stamped the very first time I entered Germany but since then I never got my ...
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Why wasn't my passport stamped at the US border?

My friend and I (both visa nationals) were traveling from Canada to the US by bus last weekend. To my surprise, the immigration officer didn't stamp either of our passports and instead simply waved us ...
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Can I travel without BRP but with an ILR stamp in my old passport? [closed]

I really need some help here. My BRP was stolen a few days ago by a pickpocket. I have reported the matter to the police and the home office's website. I do intend to replace it. However I will be ...
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What happens if I pass passport control and I cancel my flight?

I was wondering what will happen if I pass the passport control checkpoint, and they stamp on my passport that I'm leaving that country, and then I decide to cancel my flight and not travel. Will they ...
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Visa enforcement at airports: passport only, or national computer system too? [closed]

Say you visited Russia on a three-month visa-free entry, and you exited on time. According to the rules, you must wait 3 more months before you may return. You then renew your passport in a nearby ...
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Israel black stamp - Application received Black stamp on passport by Israel embassy [duplicate]

I had applied for an Israel visa. Unfortunately, my passport is returned back without a visa being issued. However, The Israel embassy has stamped an "application received on so and so stamp in black ...
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Asking Panamanian immigration for souvenir stamp outside of passport

I will be traveling to Panama shortly. In Germany, where I am from, all kids know the Tigerente (tiger duck), who traveled to Panama. I am considering buying/building such a wooden toy and asking at ...
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Dual citizenship at Maputo airport. No exit stamp [duplicate]

I hold dual citizenship, Ghana and Mauritius. I currently reside in Ghana (departure country), and I am planning to travel to 3 countries in Southern Africa, Mozambique being the first port of entry. ...
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Is laziness about stamping passports common at the Bosnian-Montenegrin, Montenegrin-Albanian and Macedonian-Kosovan land borders?

The concerned person, a Dutch citizen, is going on a bus tour in former Yugoslavia, travelling Germany-Austria-Slovenia-Croatia-Bosnia-Montenegro-Albania-Macedonia-Kosovo. They only hold a passport ...
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I am a Jamaican travelling on a B1/B2, transited through the US but never stayed, what does this US stamp mean?

I traveled through the US on 13 August to get to India. I didn't leave the airport, just got on a connecting flight, but the immigration officer stamped my passport to leave the US by February. Do I ...
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Passport entry stamp of poor quality

I recently came back from Portugal and upon looking through my visa section, I noticed that my entry stamp to Portugal is of poor quality. It is hard to see the seal along with the date and it made me ...
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No exit stamp under type D schengen visa?

I just cleared Frankfurt Airport immigration. The police woman /immigration official at the border check took my visa and returned it. However, I noticed that she didn't put the exit stamp. When I ...
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Is there a difference between passport stamp on visa or on other page?

I met a person who told me that he worked in an embassy for a long time and that there is a difference between the places of the stamp. For example, if you have a visa and your stamp is on the visa ...
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How do I ensure that border agents stamp my passport neatly, without wasting space, ruining blank pages, etc? [duplicate]

I'm an American living in the UK with my European-national spouse, and we recently entered the Schengen zone to visit family for Christmas. As I've been living here in Europe for 7 years and ...
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Do the Israeli consulates give visa on a separate piece of paper instead of on the passport?

I am a Bangladeshi citizen studying in Columbia University. I wanted to go to Israel for a trip this winter. But Bangladesh still does not recognize Israel as a state and the front page of the ...
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Having a stamp in my passport that is not from a travel may cause problem traveling? [duplicate]

In Berlin at the Charlie Checkpoint tourist attraction, they can seal your passport with old USA or USSR seals. That affects the validity of my document?
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Black Israeli Stamp on Passport

I applied for B2 Tourist visa at Israel embassy in New Delhi last week. But my visa application got rejected and stamped a black stamp on my passport. What does black stamp mean? After how much time ...
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Exit stamp date not clear; problematic for future?

So I got a visa on arrival in a non-Schengen European country for 21 days and everything went smoothly; I got then stamped entry with a clear date and so I enjoyed 7 great days in this country. After ...
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Israel visa stamp issue

I am an Indian national living in London. I need to travel to Israel for work. I will need to apply for a visa but I have been told that it will be stamped in my passport. I have read that Israel ...
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Entry and exit port for Schengen

I received a 90 days multiple entry schengen visa from Hungary in May 2017. I flew from Mumbai to Paris and then further to Budapest. (Therefore, entry stamp at Paris). I spent maximum time in Hungary ...
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My Swedish residence permit is in processing and I therefore don't have a valid Schengen visa. Can I exit the Schengen area from a different country?

I have a residence permit for studying in Sweden and it ended on 1st of September, 2017. I applied for extending it before it ended so I have the right to stay in Sweden until I get the replay from ...
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The exit stamp on the Schengen area with a transfer flight

When you enter the Schengen area with a transfer flight, you get the stamp at the first entry point. For example if you depart from Beijing and arrive at Rome with Warsaw as a transit, you get the ...
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Immigration officer placed a standard Leave to Enter stamp when I have Indefinite Leave to Remain. What do I do? [closed]

I travel on a NZ passport and have lived in the UK since 2006. I travelled to Canada in June 2016 to begin a 2 year Canadian working visa but on a trip back to the UK in July I received a 6 month visa ...
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Immigration stamps show through the back side of my passports pages. Is this a common problem?

I'm based in San Francisco and got a new Indian passport in Nov 2016. Since then, I've visited a couple of countries including in Schengen, New Zealand, Peru, Mexico, and Canada. I've noticed that ...
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Passport check for non-EU(Wizzair)

I'm an Israeli flying from Gdansk to Turku with Wizzair, checking in online with carry-on bag only. My plan was to go straight through security to the gate. However, I noticed on their website that ...
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Where to obtain Irish passport stamp when entering from Northern Ireland?

I'm going with an American friend from Belfast to Dublin by bus. Despite the lack of border control at the land border due to the Common Travel Area agreement, non-EU/EFTA nationals are supposed to ...
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Stay extension in the US and Visa stamp

I have had my staying in the US limited for 3 weeks only , with a stamp on my passport , when I was intending to spend 3 months as a maximum or just as long as i can stay in the country since Im ...
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UK stamp in my US passport is illegible; how can it be clarified?

I'm a US citizen and I am visiting the UK. My passport stamp is illegible, although it says "you have __ months leave to remain in the UK" - the number is completely illegible. I am aware I'm allowed ...
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Are entry stamps issued at all ferry ports travelling UK-Ireland?

I'm soon travelling with a US citizen from UK to Ireland and back by ferry. Based on my findings, it would appear entry stamps can be issued at Irish ports coming from the UK, but not at British ...
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Customs officer stamp for one year

My mom, an Indian citizen, came to the USA in May 2017 to visit me. The Immigration officer wrote May xx, 2018 on her passport in the little stamp box. Normally you cannot stay in the US longer than 6 ...
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Entered USA by land, left by air, green paper still stapled in passport, do I risk something when going back?

During a previous trip in North America, I entered the United States by train from Canada and left the country by plane. At the moment we crossed the border by train, US officials came on board to ...
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Is there a program for Malaysia-Singapore commuters to avoid passport stamps (so the passport doesn't get full)?

Next year I'll be in Singapore for a month with school, visiting a university as a guest, but will have my hotel in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, and commute by bus CW2 or SJE to central Singapore. I know ...
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Does Mexico issue exit stamps at airports, or only at land borders?

For a long time, I thought Mexico completely lacked exit formalities. Turns out they do have exit stamps (note how it says S=Salida rather than E=Entrada). Is this only the case at land (and perhaps ...