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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What should be done when a passport wasn't stamped on arrival in the US?

Recently, my wife and I entered the USA in Atlanta. We scanned our passport and visa, gave our fingerprints and had our photos taken at the kiosk. We received a receipt, which was given to an ...
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Can I re-enter the USA after a 1-day overstay 3 years ago?

I visited the USA with an ESTA Visa Waiver 3 years ago and I left the country one day late; instead of 90 days I left on the 91st day, because the flight was bought like this. I do not have any stamp ...
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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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I did not ask agent to stamp my passport when leaving Canada. Is there anyplace that can do that now that I am back home?

Just returned from Canada vacation and I wanted my passport stamped . , but I did not know that I could have asked the agent to do so until we had passed the border back into US. Is it too late to ...
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My sister's passport wasn't stamped when we left the USA - how to rectify?

I am Nigerian. My family went on a trip to USA from Nigeria in 2013 and came back together. Recently, my mother applied for another visa and was refused because, according to them, my sister is still ...
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Visa vignette/stamp unglued in passport. Staple or glue it back?

A visa vignette in my passport has come unglued from the page in the passport. Should I reattach it by gluing or stapling it back to the page? Will doing it myself invalidate the visa? Are there some ...
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How to turn in FMM and get exit stamp in passport if leaving Mexico by Greyhound bus?

I entered Mexico by air and received an entry stamp and an FMM card, but am planning to leave by land. I'm going to fly into Tijuana airport and take the Greyhound bus from there to north of the ...
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Will I need a new e-Visa to exit Turkey?

I traveled to Turkey with my Belgium ID card. I have lost my ID card and my entry sheet, but I still have my passport with me and want to return to Belgium. Do I have to apply for new e-visa with ...
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Visa free passport with a Schengen entry stamp but no exit stamp [duplicate]

I am a Ghanaian by birth but have Argentine citizenship. In 2015, I first went to Ghana, then went on to France where my passport was stamped. I spent one month in France, 2 weeks in Germany, 2 ...
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Passport Not Stamped on Entering Sweden

I have a flight from India - Munich where they just scanned my passport and saw my Work permit of Sweden but didn't stamped on my passport. On reaching Sweden there was no immigration check and ...
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Are North Cypriot land border crossings equipped with passport stamps?

A friend and I may go to North Cyprus and Cyprus. We would enter at Ercan Airport, and as he's on a (British) passport, he would get an entry stamp (as North Cyprus is not in the EU). However, I've ...
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Passport stamp in return travel from Dubai to India

I am on short visit to Dubai, and on my return flight I am planning to take the flight from Dubai(DXB) -> Mumbai(BOM) -> Rajkot(RAJ), and the operator will be Air India. My question is where the ...
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Confusion regarding US passport stamp and period of admission

I want to know what's the red stamp with the date for and the other stamp that has the date until apr 27,2017. They ask me how long I'm going to stay and I said a month. If there's any changes with ...
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What does the following UK leave stamp mean?

The user behind this question, a US national with a previous UK visa refusal, was recently subject to extreme scrutiny at Heathrow Airport before being admitted, albeit with a custom leave stamp ...
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UK: Temporary Admission Question

If you are refused entry into the UK and given temporary admission, do you still get a refused entry stamp in your passport like this or you only get paperwork without a physical stamp in your ...
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Can I write notes in my passport?

There are many times when I'd like to jot a short note in my passport. For example, the business purpose of an entry into a country -- or for countries with automatic passport control and when I don't ...
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Does the UK still issue visa refusal stamps in passports?

I was refused a visa in 2015 and received the letter with the explanation for the refusal and code etc, however there is no stamp in my passport showing I was refused. In years gone by (admittedly ...
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Use a different passport for your home country [closed]

What if you have two passports from two different countries (for example France and India) and you visit India but you did not bring your Indian passport, will India consider you "French" and stamp ...
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Is it a bad idea to travel to the USA when I have been to China with the same passport?

I am from Germany and plan to travel to the USA later this year. Following the current administration's questionable immigration and travel policies, I have concerns that I might get into trouble when ...
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Immigration officer stamped “Indefinite leave to enter UK” in US passport of EU citizen. How to fix it?

At Heathrow yesterday, a US-Swedish dual citizen presented his US passport to immigration, as he had forgotten his Swedish one at home. He went in the non-EEA queue and was initially interviewed like ...
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My WT stamp on my passport is expiring the same day I enter the US. I have a valid ESTA though. What does this mean?

I have an ESTA valid until 2018 and I am flying to the USA this Wednesday the 25th of January. My WT stamp in my passport is valid from Oct 28 2016 to Jan 25 2017. I haven't been in the USA since Nov ...
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Passport not stamped on arrival at Melbourne Airport [duplicate]

I have an Indian passport and, although I didn't use the smart gates for immigration, my passport wasn't stamped when I arrived at Melbourne Airport. Is this a cause for concern or should I contact ...
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Is immigration unmanned at Mayotte airport when arriving from Paris?

A Peruvian guy is flying from Paris to Mayotte (a French overseas department) on a direct Air Austral flight. He is visa-exempt for mainland France, but not for Mayotte. When I flew from Paris to ...
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Can I use a I-571 (Form I-131) Refugee Travel Document and my national passport at the same time for convenience?

I am a permanent resident based on asylum, a green card holder, citizenship is Russia. I was advised not to use my national passport with the US immigration as it may signal my willingness to accept ...
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From Sweden to Bulgaria and vice versa, do they stamp the passport?

From Sweden to Bulgaria and vice versa, do they stamp the passport ?
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Travelled to Canada via US (on a return ticket) but returned home on original return flight from Canada is this OK?

Had issues with eTA for entering Canada via air, but travel had already been booked with my family. When I couldn't travel with them made the decision that I needed to get there via the US on my own. ...
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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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What do “RIC” and “RE” on Armenian passport stamps mean?

I'm a Turkish student studying in Armenia and while we were crossing the land border with my Israeli friend, no one else but us got these abbreviations (I guess) written on our passport stamps (and we ...
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Do visa-free nationals get two entry stamps and one exit stamp at South African airports?

Looking online, it seems that, when entering south Africa at airports, visa-free nationals get two stamps on entry (the bottom stating the period and conditions of stay, and the top one stating the ...
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Return stamp is missing (via train)

I was travelling to Nepal on a flight and my passport was stamped. I returned back to Calcutta on a train and I didn't get a stamp when crossing the border. Is that a problem?
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Entering and exiting Schengen area on different passports with different surnames

I have an Australian passport and a Slovak passport (Slovakia is part of the EU and Schengen zone). I flew to Europe (Vienna) from Australia on my Australian passport. My previous Slovak passport had ...
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Does South Korea stamp the passports of US citizens?

I am a U.S. citizen. Does South Korea stamp my passport upon entry to the country? They did not stamp it when I left two weeks ago. My passport's visa pages are almost filled, but it is still good for ...
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No Albanian entry stamp received at the border. Would this cause issues for future visits?

I recently entered Albania with an EU passport, but I noticed that I received no entry stamp. As an EU citizen, was I supposed to receive an entry stamp? If I was, would this cause problems for me ...
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Why do they stamp your passport at the time of submitting the visa application?

This question is actually borne more out of curiosity than anything else. But recently, I applied for a visa 'D' for exchange studies. Normally when you apply for a visa, you just come back after the ...
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Passport stamp when visiting multiple Schengen countries

I have a multiple entry Schengen visa for 1 year. When I enter France from outside Schengen, I get a French entry stamp, right? But if in France, after 10 days, I take a flight to Italy and I arrive ...
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Is it safe to pull out the purchase record stapled in my passport? [duplicate]

In Japan, duty free goods can be purchased not only at the airport, but also at the designated shops. The condition is simple, that you have a visitor visa, and if the goods are of "Consumable&...
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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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How do I get a passport stamp when traveling from Ireland to the UK?

How do I get my passport stamped with an entry stamp to UK from Republic of Ireland? I need to be able to show my exit from Ireland. I'm not an EU/EEA citizen.
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Does Ukraine still stamp EU passports at Boryspil airport?

While transiting Boryspil airport yesterday, I was told by a (junior) border guard that they've stopped stamping EU passports altogether. He told me that the "UA - EU citizens" booths often are not ...
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Does Sint Maarten place exit stamps in passports with no entry stamp?

When entering Saint-Martin (Grand-Case airport) an EU ID card is accepted, whereas to exit from Sint Maarten (Juliana Airport) a passport is required. I wonder if you would get an exit stamp at ...
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B1/B2 visa holder returning to the US just six months after first visit [duplicate]

I have a B1/B2 visa, valid for a 10-year period. I traveled to the US for the first time in 2016, stayed for four months, and left in August 2016. I am planning to return in February 2017, just ...
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Is it true that Canada doesn't stamp foreign passports by default?

I recently sent the CBSA (Canadian border agency) an e-mail asking whether one would get two or just one entry stamp if first entering Canada by air, then going to the US by land for two days and then ...
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No date written on 'admitted until' stamp on my passport while entering the US on immigrant Visa F41

On entering USA as a F41 immigrant visa holder, the immigration officer stamped my passport and verbally told me that it will be valid for 1 year (during which PR card will processed) but he didn't ...
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List of countries where it is possible to gain a passport entry stamp as a UK passport holder? [closed]

Is there an exhaustive list of countries (recognised or unrecognised by the UN, but is distinctively different in terms of passport stamp to another country or territory) where I will receive a stamp ...
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Is it safe to dispose of a landing slip once I've left Hong Kong?

Government information: http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/useful_information/non-stamping-immigration-clearance.html As per normal procedures, I was given a Landing Slip while visiting Hong Kong (my ...
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Croatian entry stamp with no exit stamp: will this cause problems?

I am an Indian passport holder with a German residence permit. I travelled to Croatia last week by bus. When I entered Croatia from Slovenia, the Croatian border police stamped my passport. But when I ...
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Declaring 'countries visited' at immigration after travelling with dual citizenship

I will travel on holiday to several countries eventually using both passports of my dual citizenship. When I return to my home country and enter immigration, I will need to fill in an entry ...
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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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USA/Japan dual citizen: How do I go USA > China (15 hours transit) > Japan and enter Japan with US passport?

Dual citizen of USA/Japan over the age of 22. What I want to do: Fly USA to China 15 hour layover in China (use 72 hour visa-free thingy to see Beijing) Would China care about which passport is ...
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Should I present my Turkish entry-exit form when re-entering?

I entered Turkey from Georgia using my national ID Card and got a filled-out form with an entry stamp. I then lost it while in Istanbul. The Police told me I could simply explain it when exiting and ...