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Can I get my passport stamped in Europe?

Can I get my passport stamped in Europe?

The FCDO now advises British travellers to make sure that their passports are being stamped when entering and leaving the border-free Schengen Area, or else they might face problems, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports. Since January this year, when Brits became third-country citizens to the EU, stamping is mandatory.

How do I get my passport stamped?

If you really desire a stamp, you can request one or visit the tourism office for the symbol. Disappearing stamps aren’t the only changes to passport customs. Some airports have tried out facial scanning in place of the booklets.

Will my UK passport be stamped after Brexit?

After Brexit the UK is no longer part of the EU, so anyone heading abroad inside the Schengen Area will now need to receive a stamp at passport control when they enter or leave.

Can I travel with I-551 stamp on my passport?

Yes, you can travel. The stamp I-551 providing temporary evidence of permanent resident status is valid for a year. It is valid proof of permanent resident status for employment and travel purposes.

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Is it illegal to get your passport stamped in the EU?

If you have an EU passport then it is in fact illegal for your passport to be stamped within the EU. If you have a non-EU Passport and are travelling within the Schengen area, then your passport can only be stamped at your point of entry and point of exit from the Schengen zone.

What is the meaning of the term ‘stamp in an EU passport?

Stamp in an EU passport means nothing in law if it is at the request of the holder as it demonstrates that they have been allowed free passage but they want a stamp, not the stamp being automatically applied.

How are passports stamped in the Schengen Area?

According to the Schengen rules, passport are stamped on entry or exit of the Schengen area. Those stamps are authoritative with a view to calculating the remaining allowed time of your stay, as they are the only official evidence (a planned system for electronic registration of entries and exits is not yet operative).

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How do I get my passport stamped in the UK?

Get your passports stamped at the tourist information centre. This is an excellent souvenir as they stick a visa tax stamp and then an official ink stamp over the top, €5