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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Rules or regulations on how stamps are stamped on passports?

I was going through my passport and noticed that some of the entry and exit stamps are not neatly placed. This made me wonder, are there any rules or regulations saying where and how stamps are placed ...
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Why didn't I get Schengen refusal stamp on my passport?

My Visa request for Schengen Visa has been refused by German embassy in Tehran[1]. I've got the refusal notice explaining the reasons for the refusal. But I don't find any stamp on my passport. Is ...
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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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Do Azeri border guards stamp passports of travellers entering on an e-visa?

I'm going to Azerbaijan and will be entering on an e-visa. Would I get the entry stamp in the passport, the visa sheet, or both?
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Travelling using two passports of the same country

I am German and I am holding two valid German passports. My first passport (Passport A) contains a Chinese visa. My second passport (Passport B) is still empty so far. Now I want to travel from ...
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Is it possible to request a passport stamp when traveling between Schengen countries?

I was just reading San Marino's Wikivoyage page and saw this under "Do": Get your passports stamped at the tourist information centre. This is an excellent souvenir as they stick a visa tax stamp ...
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question on stamping [closed]

Do you need a stamp for coming back into California even though you are America citizen and you were born in California.? I have read on your site that you only need a visa and passport to come back ...
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Entry stamp of Ireland - is “until” date inclusive?

I entered Ireland on June 4. When passing through passport control I told the immigration officer that I will leave Ireland on August 1. He stamped on my passport which shows "permission to remain in ...
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Minimum Blank pages required in Passport for visiting Turkey, Romania, Spain and Austria on Multiple Entry Schengen Visa

I am an Indian Passport holder with short term Multiple Entry Schengen Visa. I intent to Visit Turkey (on basis of e visa), Romania (on basis of multiple entry Schengen visa) then Spain, followed by ...
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Do Russian border guards usually stamp on the visa, or on a separate page?

I'm aware both scenarios are common, but which is most common? Does anyone have any experience? Does it vary between different border crossings? I'd much rather they stamped the visa, so that no ...
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Is it common for border guards to disregard available passport space like in this image?

These are stamps from Guadeloupe and Martinique in my mother's passport. On the left page it's obvious the border guards could've used the right edge. Is it common for them not to?
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What can I do if my allowed duration of stay in the US (based on the passport stamp) is too short? [duplicate]

Completely paranoid about my last experience with US Immigrafion. Leaving the Bahamas(my home) I had a very interesting encounter with an immigration officer. I approached the counter and was asked ...
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Placing entry stamps on the passport page before the page with a visa issued earlier

I'm soon going to Russia and Kazakhstan, and for Russia, I Need a Transit visa. My first passport page for stamps is 7, where I have two US entry stamps. Therefore, the Russian visa will be placed on ...
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New passport and entrance Schengen

I am from Brazil and travel a lot in Schengen countries. Under the rules of Schengen visa (3 months stay in a 6 months period). In my passport are the entrance and exit stamps, also to chec the days I ...
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90 day Schengen rule when entering with non-European passport, but having a Schengen passport

If I entered the Schengen area with a non-European passport. But I also posses a Schengen passport. Will staying over 90 days cause any troubles? I have spoken with the migration department of the ...
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What is technically considered as a deportation (old double-layover in Schengen area)?

About three years ago, I made a dumb mistake of not checking the need for a Schengen visa when booking the cheapest Lufthansa flight to go home from the US. This flight included 2 layovers. Having ...
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Wrong passport stamp when entering Schengen

I was flying into Schengen Area (Denmark) from a non-Schengen country (Ireland), and with a non-EU/EEA passport of course I will get a passport stamp every time I cross the Schengen border. But this ...
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How important is the 'admitted until' date stamped on my passport while entering the US

I have traveled to the US 3 times now within the past year, on the 2 previous trips, CPB stamped my passport for entry up to 6 months for which I stayed only 2 weeks each. On my 3rd trip in February, ...
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Where can I buy a souvenir stamp while traveling in European cities?

Since the establishment of Schengen region, there will not be any immigration officer to stamp the passport while traveling within Schengen region. But I would still like to have collect some kind of ...
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Passport control when flying from Romania to Italy

Do you guys know if there is passport control and stamp when flying from Romania to Milan-Italy? I would like to know that because I need to get my passport stamped in Italy.
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Is it possible to avoid getting an Israeli passport stamp?

I was talking with my friend the other day, and we're trying to figure out her situation. She is Lebanese by origin, born in Saudi Arabia and lived there for more than 10 years, and has both a ...
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Stamps of passport gone

I left my passport in my jeans pocket to wash. The passport is not damaged but the stamps are gone. I'm in Korea and the stamp mark from my arrival can be barely seen. Will it be a problem going ...
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Getting a VISA STAMP in the UK Border Control

I am from Chile and I am going to study for a semester (6 months) in the UK. The University in which I was accepeted informed me that I do not need to apply for a Visa as a chilean citizen going to ...
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Getting a tourist visa sticker not put into passport, rather as a separate document

Many countries issue tourist visas as full-page stickers in passports. For example, Canada, USA, Brazil, ... Therefore their visa requirements often state that the applicant is required to have at ...
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Can I travel to the US with an Indian ECR passport?

I'm an Indian citizen going to USA for a master's degree. I've my passport but with ECR (Emigration Check Required) stamp on it (born after 1993) because there was difference between my mother's name ...
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Does a Canadian need to go see a customs office if he enters the Czech Republic from Poland?

I just crossed the border from Poland to the Czech Republic, but there was no immigration checkpoint. Do I need an entry stamp? I have a Canadian passport, so apparently I don't need a visa for a ...
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Border Crossing: Serbia to Romania to Hungary

I have a non EU passport, but I have a Multiple entry Schengen Visa. I plan to travel from Serbia to Romania to Hungary by train. My situation is absolutely legal but i am worried the time it takes to ...
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Exit stamp when leaving the US by plane

How can I get an exit stamp on my passport when leaving the US next time by plane? I don't want to get into great details, but there is a longer history of my electronic I-94 being wrong that have ...
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Passport stamps from london -ams-london

I am an indian passport holder and i am in london right now on tourist visa and i am travelling to amsterdam for 3 days by flight and coming back to london . I was wondering that when i come to london ...
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Can visas be stamped in an old passport, provided that I have a new one?

I am a citizen of Ukraine, living in Thailand on a long-term basis. My current passport is running out of free pages. I have yet another, older passport which ran out of its period of validity ...
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I have two passports, one is where the visa stamp is and other has no visa stamp. What is the step to use it? [duplicate]

What are the steps when I travel from U.A.E to Philippines with my Indian passport where my residence visa from U.A.E was stamp and I have Philippine passport with no visa stamp on it. What are the ...
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Maldives Visa On Arrival, full page or a regular size stamp?

I was wondering, what's the size of the VOA of the Maldives? is it a full page sticker visa, a full page stamp visa or a regular size stamp? The size of the visa is a game changer in some cases.
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Is it possible to travel to China with a UAE stamp in passport?

I've recently come back from China and on the way back to Europe I made a stopover in Dubai, UAE where my passport was stamped. If I decided to go to China again, would this stamp be a problem whilst ...
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What does this pen notation in my UK entry stamp mean?

I entered the UK from Paris once (riding the Eurostar train), and after the UK border control officer placed an entry stamp in my passport, he added a notation in pen (picture below). What does it ...
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I have a passport stamp with the wrong date. What problems could this cause?

I'm a US citizen and I visited Montreal for nine days in April. I just looked at my passport and my entry stamp incorrectly has March for the month so it looks like my trip lasted from March 9 to ...
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Left UK without passing through Immigration, why?

Last year, I traveled to the UK for a conference. Upon entry, my passport was stamped confirming my entry via immigration. Upon my exit, surprisingly (and something I'm been wondering about ever ...
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Exit stamp on passport when leaving US by bus [duplicate]

My wife is in the US on the VWP, and will be leaving the country by bus into Mexico after having arrived by air. I've taken this bus route multiple times, but have no memory of ever stopping on the US ...
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Do I need two blank passport pages when arriving at Cape Town, South Africa?

I've heard that you need to have two empty pages on your passport in order to enter through Cape Town. I see mixed messages on this though. Does anyone know the latest and greatest?
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Change of plans in Schengen visa

I have a Schengen visa issued from German consulate and my first entry and main entry country will be Germany. In my application form, I mentioned that I will visit Italy, too. However, I have changed ...
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Not getting passport stamped when entering USA from abroad

I (a US citizen) recently returned from a trip abroad. When I entered the US via San Francisco (SFO), I had to do a bunch of stuff at a machine: scan my passport, answer a few questions, and take my ...
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Are there consequences to carrying an old passport together with a new passport?

I just renewed my passport. I was thinking to carry my old passport the collect this stamps like in this other question and following the recommendations of have just official stamps in my passport. ...
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Does a previous overstay in Canada appear on my record if travelling with a new passport?

I am flying from the UK with a UK passport. I would like to know what does passport control see on their screens when they put though my passport? I have travelled to Canada before on my old passport ...
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How does anyone know how long I stayed in Europe if I only got stamped upon enty and not when I left?

We went to Europe last summer with our US passports and got a stamp upon entry in Paris. We came back home to the US on a cruise from Italy and have no exit stamps whatsoever. Im wondering how anyone ...
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Entry and exit stamps in Schengen-UK-Schengen

I have a question, my partner is an American and holds a US passport, we are on vacation in Peru right now and will be going to Sweden (Stockholm) for 60 days, since I'm Swedish. We are leaving Lima, ...
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When visiting on a double- or multiple- entry visa, does China stamp your passport for each entry and each exit?

I just managed to get a friend to scan my Chinese visa in my expired passport at home while I'm on the road on my next trip. I need this to show when I apply for a multiple entry visa to China in a ...
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What happens if you don't pay the Panamá exit tax?

Yesterday we landed after a trip from Panama to Spain departing from PTY airport. Today a friend that travelled to Panama 3 years ago has told me that he had to pay a 40 dollars tax when he leaved the ...
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Do Croatia, Serbia and Romania still stamp passports (travel from the EU)?

Can I still get passport stamps from Croatia (flying from the EU), Serbia (train from Croatia) and Romania (train from Serbia)? If not, can I still ask for a stamp at the border as a souvenir?
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UK Entry Stamp - different from a visa?

I've seen similar questions like this on the site before, but was wondering if anyone was able to point me to an official site that says that, as an American citizen traveling to the UK, the stamp put ...
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Will my overstay in South Africa be noticed?

I came into South Africa on a tourist visa but while travelling needed to get a new passport (it was stolen), which duly arrived all shiny and empty. Also, I have overstayed a little bit ... My ...
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No exit stamp leaving Australia

I am Iranian passport holder. I was in Australia with temporary visa. While I left Australia, the passport officer did not stamp my exit in the passport. I am wondering, if he has forgotten to stamp ...