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User currently offlineIFLYMCO From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 482 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Hi All-

I hate to make a whole topic about this... I am traveling to Italy and am thinking about driving across the border to Switzerland. I hold a US passport and will be using it during my journey. If I drive (with friends who hold an Italian passport) across the border to Switzerland will mine be stamped? Some of my friends live in the Como area so it is near the border. I know it is supposed to be stamped but I have been "cheated" out of stamps in the Schengen area before....will Switzerland not stamp me as well?

Thanks for any info!


Now it should be "IFLYDCA"
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User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

I crossed into Switerland by land from France, Germany and Austria about a dozen times this month holding an Indian passport and on not a single occasion was my passport even looked at, let alone stamped. The only exception was crossing from France to Switz at Basle-Mulhouse Euroairport.

Bottom line, don't count on it getting stamped.


User currently offlineTWAMD-80 From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 1006 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

I just travelled from France to Switzerland last week on TGV. There were some police (Swiss I think) that were on the train for people that had materials to declare, but they didn't stamp a thing as far as passports go. I wanted a Swiss stamp on my passport, oh well. Good Luck!

TW



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User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21881 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1617 times:

My passport on the train from Paris to Zurich was looked at, but not stamped. Which was kind of disappointing, I wanted a Swiss stamp.

-Mir



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User currently offlineFlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1591 times:

No, I never get stamped at the Swiss Passport control  thumbsup 

Why complain? That's much better since I don't have to keep renewing my passport...



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8467 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1562 times:

Couldn't you just ask for one?

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 5):
Couldn't you just ask for one?

You need to actually find a live human being at the border post in order to ask for a passport stamp.  Smile


User currently offlineBritish767 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 284 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

If you ask for one (as I do nowadays wherever I go), they may give you one. The worst they can say is no.

User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1549 times:

I got one once at ZRH with my SA passport, but I had to ask.

User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1559 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Quoting British767 (Reply 7):
If you ask for one (as I do nowadays wherever I go), they may give you one. The worst they can say is no.

Same for me, and I've never been answered "no".



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1507 times:

Most probably you won't be asked for your passport at all. When or better if you see an officer you have to ask for a stamp.

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