MCIrunway
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Passport Stamps Question

Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:09 am

Hi, curious to know if I'll get a Hungarian stamp on my American passport as a result of flying Germanwings STR-BUD. Also, a stamp for a layover at AMS? (flying BUD-United States via AMS)
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Tue Mar 22, 2005 6:48 am

As far as I know, a non-EU citizen will always need to get his/her passport stamped when traveling inside the EU.

If you want your passport stamped and they don't automatically do it, you can always request a stamp, thats what I do, when I'm traveling within the EU.
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misbeehavin
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:00 am

You should get a Hungarian stamp, because Hungary isn't part of Schengenland yet.

If they don't bother, you can always ask.
 
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 7:13 pm

Quoting MCIrunway (Thread starter):
Also, a stamp for a layover at AMS? (flying BUD-United States via AMS)

Nope. Since you are travelling from a non-Schengen country to another non-Schengen country, you won't have to pass through passport control in AMS at all (unless you want to).
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:19 pm

THe right answer is that you can get a stamp from whatever country you visit if you want simply by asking the customs/immigration officer at passport control at the airport/railway station where you are.

Ask nicely and they'll stamp the thing, even if you don't really need it.
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:24 pm

Quoting DL021 (Reply 4):
Ask nicely and they'll stamp the thing, even if you don't really need it.

Unless you're going in to Tijuana and the Customs folks are in the middle of Siesta! Been there, done that, no stamp . .  crying 
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:28 pm

What's the deal with the stamps anyways? Sometimes they stamp, sometimes they don't. My last passport was absolutely full and my current passport is nearly empty. Are they required?
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:33 pm

Obviously not required everywhere . . . my last passport was full as well . . . but mostly because I asked to have it stamped. There are places I went where I know the stamps are required - Curacao and the Azores come immediately to mind. That said, I've also been to Lisbon and didn't get a stamp there (Azores is part of Portugal), didn't get stamped in Barcelona either, but I did in Madrid? So perhaps it's up to the Immigration personnel in some places. Who knows. I ask for them when ever - just a collectible thing.
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:35 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
I ask for them when ever - just a collectible thing

I never thought of it that way, cool! A new hobby!  Big grin
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:58 pm

As a non-EU citizen, it is likely you will get one when you fly into BUD. Not at AMS though.

Enjoy Hungary though - its a great country and budapest is a wonderful city Smile
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 12:10 am

I flew LTN-BUD last summer on EasyJet, and I think everyone got stamped.
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 2:43 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 6):
What's the deal with the stamps anyways? Are they required?

Passport stamps are the ONLY universally accepted way to prove "physical presence" in a specific country.

In countries where tax residency and tax liability is decided based upon the number of days a person spends in a specific country, passport stamps that clearly show dates of arrival and/or departure are of critical importance.
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 3:31 am

As far as I know, a non-EU citizen will always need to get his/her passport stamped when traveling inside the EU.

Not necessarily, I've flown into CDG and LGW from Los Estados Unidos and have not had my passport stamped. They've just glanced at it and waved me through. Not a big deal, just a stamp.
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AMSMAN
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 4:58 am

Yeah - what is with the ''waves'' when you get to passprt control. Esp here in DUB, anytime I've returned its just been ''Next...fine, Next...Fine, Next...Fine'' they don't even bother looking.
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RE: Passport Stamps Question

Fri Mar 25, 2005 1:38 pm

Quoting B747-437B (Reply 11):
Passport stamps are the ONLY universally accepted way to prove "physical presence" in a specific country.

maybe 15 years ago......they have readers now and usually capture your comings and goings in the US and EC in a database.

My passport has completey full for 2 years and I am not getting any extra pages.
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