Did get any stamps or visas in your passport?

@maximax8 (27059)
September 25, 2008 6:23am CST
My current passport has quite few stamps in it and my passport before that had the visas in it. I have got passport stamps from The Maldives, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Bulgaria and Romania. I have got a British passport and sos it isn't stamped in the European Community. More and more countries have joined that. In my previous passport I got an Israeli stamp. I couldn't avoid that because I got a visa for Jordan it got stamped. For years I wasn't able to visit countries that had something against an Israeli passport stamp. Did you get any stamps or visas in your passport?
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
25 Sep 08
yes i think i have 3 of it.New Zealand, Chequi republik and Germany.
@maximax8 (27059)
25 Sep 08
Hi my friend Bomb Shell. I loved going to New Zealand. I got a working visa when I went there because I got approval to teach there.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
26 Sep 08
wowwwww.New Zealand has tops school system.
@teison2 (5931)
• Norway
25 Sep 08
Really? You could not visit countries because of the stamp? My current passport has no stamps or visas in it. I have only travelled inside Europe with it. My previous one had visas for the US, Australia - and I think for Bankok? Anyways I got stamps from those places and Thailand and NewZealand. Also from Tunisia, St Marino and some European countries.I liked getting stamps in my passport when travelling in Europe.
@maximax8 (27059)
25 Sep 08
Syria would not have let in anyone that had an passport stamp from Israel in it. When I was in Singapore I met a lady from Israel. She wasn't allowed to Malaysia, so had to fly onto Thailand. Everyone else was able to travel overland. I went from Mexico into Belize and then to Guatemala. Leaving Guatemala every traveler was charged a different amount of money. The rich looking older American man said the officer charged him lots of money. When I got my visa for Jordan because I had a British passport I paid the third highest fee. I was careful to request a piece of paper being stamped when I went into Israel but the visa with the border name stamped on it gave me evidence that had been to Israel on that passport. So in 2005 I was delighted to get a new passport.
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@teison2 (5931)
• Norway
25 Sep 08
Not good, not good at all. One thing is having different rules for different countries, I can see how that may be necessary though I do not like it, but discriminating against people that have visited another state is quite outrageous. Good thing you have a new passport now
@ronaldinu (12456)
• Malta
25 Sep 08
I got a visa when I visited Tunisia a few years ago. Since as you are saying the European countries no longer stamp your passport, I did not get any stamps when I visited England and Ireland.
@maximax8 (27059)
25 Sep 08
Lots of passport stamps can quickly fill a passport. I needed a visa for my trip to Hungary in 1990, then after that I can visit Eastern European countries without a visa. I got stamps in Bulgaria and Romania but since then I think they have joined the European Community. Yes, I got a stamp when I went to Tunisia too.
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
25 Sep 08
Hi maximax, I have two visas in my passport one from India and one from Egypt. But I have few stamps from Asia also. I heard this about Israel, before we came here in Egypt a friend ask us if we have a Israel visa or stamp in our passport because it will be problem for us to enter Egypt.
@maximax8 (27059)
25 Sep 08
Hi C Jay. You have got quite a few visas in your passport. So Egypt is another one of the countries that don't like passport stamps from Israel. However the two countries are neighbors. Happy traveling my friend.
@ShepherdSpy (8565)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
25 Sep 08
I can't say that I've travelled widely so far,despite by now being onto my third Adult passport! I've only travelled within Europe and the US thus far,so it's nearly all US Immigration stamps in the most recent one,border controls within the EU being so much easier..Sometime I think I'd like to travel around Europe and take advantage of no longer needing different currencies in each country!
@maximax8 (27059)
25 Sep 08
I went to the States with my old passport and I got a stamp going into Los Angeles, but going out of Hawaii and on to Fiji I didn't get a stamp leaving. I thought that was strange at the time. Yes, Europe is now great with the one currency being used in most of the countries. I went to Bulgaria and Romania in 2006 and to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia this year. Each of those countries has a different currency. The US dollar seems popular in the world.
26 Sep 08
Yeah I wish we still got european stamps in our passports! I have a couple of stamps - Zambia, Swaziland and Morocco. And a one-page holiday visa for SA, and several pages full of Namibian working permits, because they are so unorganised about the whole thing, I just kept having to renew them. In a way I want to fill up all the pages, but then I don't want to be forced to get a new one before it runs out in like another 8 years...!
@arkaf61 (10891)
• Canada
26 Sep 08
MY last passport didn't have many stamps. WHich actually shows that in the past few years my life has changed a lot :) The ones before were different and some I actually filled out before the expiry date. Some stamps where quite interesting and looked really nice, while others were just... well stamps :)