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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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Dallas transfer immigration stamps

I recently noticed that on a transfer in Dallas Fort Worth that my passport was stamped on entry but not on exiting the airport. My arriving flight came from Sydney and my connection flight was to ...
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Passport/visa check traveling by coach from London to Paris

I will be traveling by coach (Flixbus) from London to Paris. I'm an Indonesian citizen with both tourist visas for the UK and Schengen area. From my understanding, there are usually two border control ...
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What are these parallel lines on my exit stamp? [duplicate]

Can anyone please tell me what these two parallel lines on my exit stamp mean? And will it impact my further application & travel to the Schengen area? It happened when I was denied entry to ...
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Got an exit schengen stamp instead of an entry stamp

I'm a visa requiring third country national and I have a 1 year multiple entry schengen visa (maximum 90 days). I went to Iceland on the day the visa became valid, and came 2 weeks later. At the exit ...
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I'm a long-term resident of the Schengen area. Immigration at Frankfurt did not stamp my passport on arrival. Would this cause issues later on?

I am currently studying in the Netherlands and therefore have a temporary residence card. I am on a Zimbabwean passport and recently returned home. When i returned to the Netherlands i flew into ...
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May a stamp on a page “reserved for official entries” cause any issues?

Few days ago, when I was leaving Brazil, the border officer put the exit stamp on one of the "page reserved for official entries" instead of one of the "visas" pages. My passport is Polish. May it be ...
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Can I validate my British passport while in the UK if I arrived using a Canadian passport

I'm British with dual Canadian citizenship. I arrived in the UK using my Canadian passport. When I went to Canada recently, I left my UK passport here (in the UK). When I arrived back in the UK the ...
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How long does a person need to be out of South Africa before they can return [duplicate]

My girlfriend is from the UK and has been in SA for 3 months, she went to a neighbouring country and when she returned to SA they gave her another 90 days. How long does she have to be out of the ...
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Passport stamp on exit of Schengen to Schengen as a non EU citizen

As a resident of Chile on holiday in Sweden (90 days tourist no visa required), will I get a passport stamp upon leaving Sweden even though the flight is to another Schengen country, say France or ...
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Do I need an entry stamp when returning to the Schengen after a three month absence?

I stayed in Germany for three months, summer of 2018 but my Schengen visa was soon to expire and I needed to exit for a minimum of three months. I went to the UK and was stamped in for 6 months. Then ...
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No Until date in USA admit stamp B1/B2

My USA entry stamp for B1/B2 only has admit date but the officer forgot to stamp or write Until date. How long can I stay in USA or do i need to reach out to anyone so I can stay in USA legally for 6 ...
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24hours+ layover in Shanghai

My mom is going to fly out from Vietnam to the US, and she has to layover 31 hours in Shanghai. I want her to exit the airport and stay at a hotel. Also, I have been doing the research about the 144 ...
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I stayed 3 months over my period in schengen. Can I go back within a month with a new passport?

I was in Europe (Schengen) between November 2017 - December 2018. I extended my stay there and had to leave on august 20 however I fell in love and stayed with a woman three months and 2 weeks and ...
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Do I need a blank passport page to visit the UK?

I already have a long term visit visa but my passport is full. There is space on some pages for an immigration stamp but no entirely blank page. I am looking for authentic answers from official ...
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Will I get a passport stamp if I go to Ireland from Germany on a U.S passport?

Due to extenuating circumstances, I'm running out of time to get my residence visa in Germany (I'm a graduate student in Berlin) -- I've been told that I need to leave the Schengen area for a week or ...
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Empty page in passport between stamps

The immigration officer here in Dubai inconsiderately left a whole empty page between my last stamp and the UAE stamp. Does this waste the page or will other immigration officers still stamp in ...
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US citizen denied entry to the UK; will it go away if I renew my passport or get an enhanced drivers license?

I was denied entry to the UK due to unpaid house sitting (though I was originally let in for 45 days the first time after telling them I was house sitting). There’s a big ol’ X in my passport now ...
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Pakistani Passport: Missing entry stamp into Germany [closed]

I arrived in Germany in September on a student visa. I got the exit stamp from Pakistan but the immigration officer at Munich airport did not put an 'Entry' stamp on my passport. I did not notice at ...
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UK DATV transit visa form queries

Can anyone please help me in answering some questions for the UK DATV form? For reference, I am an Indian national who would be travelling from US to India and back via UK Heathrow airport. My ...
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Double citizenship (EU + Non-EU) - How to get the “Out” border stamp on my non-eu passport without leaving?

I have a big doubt related to the Schengen Visa immigration border process regarding double citizenship (EU + non-EU), specially with its "Out" stamp. I entered Italy with my Brazilian passport (got "...
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In what countries does exit border control stamp boarding passes, and why?

In Georgia, Moldova, North Cyprus, Russia and Turkey, border control at airports stamp my boarding pass on exit. What other countries do this, and what's the reason behind it? (note that this ...
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Why does CBP put the date stamp over the visa?

Why does the US Customs & Border Protection officer sometimes stamp the date over the non-immigrant visa? Is it an error or does it means something else?
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Just got approved for Japan visa, but the passport got damaged

I have just been approved for a Japanese visa, but then my passport got washed and now it is water damaged. The stamps are faded but the chips are still working (I checked them using NFC). I'm ...
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Dutch immigration at St Pancras intl

We are a family of 3 taking direct train from London St Pancras intl to Amsterdam which has started in April 2018. We have valid Schengen visa already and we hold Indian passports. However I have a ...
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Can I leave Moldova through Transnistria?

What happens if I leave Moldova through Transinstria? I guess I won't get a Moldavan exit stamp, would that be a problem if I visit Moldova again? Wouldn't it look like I overstayed in the country ...
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Not stamping a passport on the departure port when traveling to Israel

This is a theoretical question, as an Israeli citizen, this doesn't apply to me. There have been several questions about not stamping the passport on entry and departure from Israel to avoid having ...
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Exit and entry stamps on European passports when leaving Schengen Area

Does a European passport get an exit stamp at the time of leaving Europe for Azerbaijan or Georgia? Also will the destination countries of Georgia and Azerbaijan put an entry stamp once you enter ...
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At US Immigration if stamping done says until xyz date, does it mean leave the country by that date or reach home country by that date

I am on visitors visa to USA from India . At the immigration in USA , the stamping was done and on it was written "until mon 02 2019" (as I told the offficial my return ticket is on 25th february 2019)...
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How to correct a passport stamp in the UK?

My daughter is visiting the UK from the US for a semester study-abroad program. Because it is less than 6 months, she doesn't need a Tier 4 visa. She arrived a few weeks before the program started in ...
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Schengen visa not stamped in the issuing country

We traveled to Italy with a connecting flight in Athens with Aegean Airlines. We have a Schengen visa issued by the Italian embassy. The problem is once we arrived in Athens for the transit, they ...
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Needing help understanding “Leave to enter for six months” on a UK passport stamp

If the "leave to enter for 6 months" was granted on July 1, 2018 and you only stayed 3 weeks and then after the 3-month entry block you decided to come back for another month that following December, ...
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What does this stamp TAG 46 471 mean? [duplicate]

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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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 ...