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Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:24 am

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!
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:59 am

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.
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TWAMD-80
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:26 am

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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Mir
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 12:05 pm

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.

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flyAUA
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:49 pm

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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bill142
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:21 pm

Couldn't you just ask for one?
 
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:37 pm

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
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British767
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:38 pm

If you ask for one (as I do nowadays wherever I go), they may give you one. The worst they can say is no.
 
JGPH1A
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:19 pm

I got one once at ZRH with my SA passport, but I had to ask.
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airtrainer
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:22 am

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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ZRH
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RE: Swiss Passport Stamping

Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:29 am

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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