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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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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Will an Iranian or Kuwaiti visa or stamp in my passport pose a problem on a future visit to Israel?

In this question I learned that entering Kuwait with an Israeli stamp in your passport will be a problem. (Less surprising was that Iran doesn't like them either). Later during my current trip I am ...
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Are there consequences to stamps in my passport that are not from border control?

I’m on a trip in Japan. I've seen many touristic places that offer stamps, many temples have it as a free souvenir. This is not the first time I’ve seen this type of souvenir, I also saw the same ...
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How likely is Hungary to deny entry for no travelers insurance? [closed]

According to this site, Hungary doesn't have a funds requirement unlike most EU countries. However, their rules require 30,000€ coverage in travelers insurance. I am afraid that, even though I am a ...
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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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Passport not stamped on arrival in Australia

I am traveling to Australia first time. My departure date is stamp on my passport from my country. I landed on Perth and gone through all the immigration process than I fly to Sydney through domestic ...
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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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Are there countries that are known to place their stamp at the end of the passport?

Like many travelers, I like collecting country stamps in my passport, and review them once in a while. I have visited a few countries on my current passport, and I've noticed an intriguing tendency. ...
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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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UK Border Exit/Entry data [duplicate]

As a holder of a UK passport, Is there a way to electronically check your UK entry and exit dates?
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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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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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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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US J1 visa extension - did I skip the actual application form step…?

I'm currently in the US on a J1 program, which is about to run out but has been duly extended - DS-2019 issued and all. What is also running out is the actual visa stamp in my passport. Since I will ...
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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 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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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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Do the Israeli consulates give visa on a separate piece of paper instead of on the passport?

I applied for a visa in the Israeli consulate here in NYC. I have just received the confirmation of visa from the Israeli consulate in NYC. I have heard that Israel do not give the visa on the ...
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Is my damaged passport still valid?

Recently in Malaysia, an Immigration officer tried to pull out a stapled special pass slip from a visa page in my passport, and the got torn on the top right (as in picture). Luckily, there was no ...
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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 ...
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Will I be allowed back in to UK despite a passport stamp as shown?

I am a Canadian who entered the UK a few weeks ago from Holland. I am an idiot and didn't really have much of a plan for how long/what I would be doing while in the UK. I didn't have a ticket out of ...
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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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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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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 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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Missing Schengen entrance stamp

Last night I took a night train from Romania to Hungary. I shared a compartment with another American backpacker (and others.) The border crossing on the Romanian side was normal -- all of our ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does this black-font Israeli stamp on my Passport mean?

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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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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