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Re: actually

Post by jpatokal » Mon, 29 May 2006 5:10 pm

Plavt wrote:
ededed3333 wrote: Do you guys know a country will never stamp on passport whenever I enter or leave the country?
This never happens unless you happens unless you happen to be an EEC national or a resident of the Irish Republic travelling to the UK or vise-a-versa. (as one example)
Not so fast -- quite a few countries will, on request or even by default, stamp a piece of paper instead of your passport. They're mostly pariah states of one sort or another, but Israel, North Korea and Cuba come to mind.

Also, if you go from Singapore to Malaysia by train, you don't get a Malaysian entry stamp; likewise, if you exit by the train, you don't get an exit stamp (although any entry stamps will be manually cancelled). The entry is still recorded in their computers though. This also seems to apply only to Singapore-KL travel, if you enter/exit in JB then you get stamped normally. Don't ask, it doesn't make sense to me either. :???:

Do the Chinese authorities stamp the entry/exit stamps for Chinese citizens too? If they don't, and the officer sees two pairs of Singapore entry/exit stamps, they'll just think you went on trips to Singapore and came back to China.
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Re: actually

Post by CardZeus » Mon, 29 May 2006 5:49 pm

jpatokal wrote:
Plavt wrote:
ededed3333 wrote: Do you guys know a country will never stamp on passport whenever I enter or leave the country?
This never happens unless you happens unless you happen to be an EEC national or a resident of the Irish Republic travelling to the UK or vise-a-versa. (as one example)
Not so fast -- quite a few countries will, on request or even by default, stamp a piece of paper instead of your passport. They're mostly pariah states of one sort or another, but Israel, North Korea and Cuba come to mind.

Also, if you go from Singapore to Malaysia by train, you don't get a Malaysian entry stamp; likewise, if you exit by the train, you don't get an exit stamp (although any entry stamps will be manually cancelled). The entry is still recorded in their computers though. This also seems to apply only to Singapore-KL travel, if you enter/exit in JB then you get stamped normally. Don't ask, it doesn't make sense to me either. :???:

Do the Chinese authorities stamp the entry/exit stamps for Chinese citizens too? If they don't, and the officer sees two pairs of Singapore entry/exit stamps, they'll just think you went on trips to Singapore and came back to China.

Yea - Just tell them you've been to Israel or North Korea - you'll be fine :wink:
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Post by Plavt » Tue, 30 May 2006 1:23 pm

Thank you for you input jpatokal, I haven't been to any of the places you mention (except Malaysia but that was by air).

Plavt.

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