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Stamping passport while travelling


My question is that if person is holding a recidence permit issued by Belgium, while travelling outside from Europe will the passport of the person will be stamp upon exit and entry at airport.

bunburyist Dec 11, 2017 07:40 Marked as helpful by the topicstarter

Yes it will definitely be stamped

Edi Dec 11, 2017 12:37 Marked as helpful by the topicstarter

It depends on nationality. All non-European passports will be stamped EU entry and exit controls. No matter if you have residence permit or not. The passport may be stamped as well in your non EU destination country. In EU its just all the European passports which will not be stamped considering the right of freedom movement.

alexsimion Dec 11, 2017 13:57

i am non-eu, but holding a f card while few months ago travelling to Ireland the passport was not stamp, the border office told that no more stamping with F card.

Always Dec 11, 2017 18:54 Marked as helpful by the topicstarter

Aha, the exception indeed is F card holders, that is an article 10/20 card so it confers on the holder the possibility of freedom of movement like an EU national in the EU/EEA/Swiss area.

If someone wants to specifically NOT take up their freedom of movement rights under EU Regs 2016, then they can ask for their passport in these circumstances to be stamped, but usually you would not get your passport stamped if presented also a Belgian F card.

Had you given that infor in the original post, you would have gotten hopefully that answer from someone who is aware of EU Regs 2016.

Denniss Dec 12, 2017 14:20 Marked as helpful by the topicstarter

Stamping passports for non-EU permanent residents of any of Schengen countries usually is not required. E.g. my passport (I am F card holder as well) was never stamped when crossing border in Belgian airports, the same thing is in Poland and Germany. Though every time I cross border in Vienna airport, it depends on the border guard: sometimes it is stamped, sometimes is not...

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