Gallery of passport stamps by country or territory
The gallery of passport stamps by country or territory contains an alphabetical list of sovereign states or dependent territories with images of their passport stamps including visas. All Schengen countries, Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Moldova, North Macedonia, and Romania use the same format for their stamps, and stamps are not issued while traveling from one Schengen country to another within the area, even in the case of internal border controls.
Albania: former design of an exit stamp (issued at Tirana Airport)
ROC (Taiwan) individual Visit Permit issued by PRC (on Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents)
Colombia: cancellation stamp issued at El Dorado Airport
Czech Republic: pre-EU exit stamp design issued at Prague Airport
Czechoslovakia: entry and exit visa stamps issued in the era of the Czech and Slovak Federative Republic
Hong Kong individual Visit Permit issued by PRC (on Chinese Two-way Permit for Hong Kong and Macau)
Hong Kong Visit Permit for other purpose with a stay period of 14 days and single entry issued by PRC (on Chinese Two-way Permit for Hong Kong and Macau)
Macau: individual Visit Permit issued by PRC (on Chinese Two-way Permit for Hong Kong and Macau)
United Kingdom: entry clearance for a foreign student, issued at London Heathrow Airport
- Due to its landlocked condition, Andorra does not issue a separate passport stamp. However one is available upon request at the border.
- Argentina requires citizens of some countries to pay a reciprocity fee before entering the country (pictured left).
- Republic of Artsakh does not issue entry or exit stamps. A travel permit is issued additionally to a visa and will be taken on departure at the border points.
- Exit is recorded in a field on entry stamp
- Australia no longer issues entry and departure stamps for any passport holder even on request. Australia is using an electronic visa system, so there is no more labeling of a visa stamp in a passport.
- The Bahamas does not issue exit stamps.
- Though stamps are issued upon both arrival and departure, there are only minor differences. The first 3 numbers after the date are assigned to the various points of entry and exit. The next number indicates entry or exit, '1' for entry, '2' for exit. The four digit number along the right edge is the Federal Police agent that made the stamp.
- Canada does not issue exit stamps. On Canada's border with the United States, stamps are issued only if requested.
- Tourist card is always required for foreign citizens and nationals to obtain before entering Cuba, even when visa is required too.
- El Salvador does not issue any stamps if coming from Honduras/Nicaragua/Guatemala due to C4-group regulations.
- As flights have ceased from Greenland to countries outside the Schengen Area (with which Greenland maintains an open border), Greenland no longer issues passport stamps.
- Guatemala uses many different stamps with various Mayan glyphs. But there is no difference in design between entry or exit stamps. Entry or exit is marked separately by border officials.
- The date, duration and coat of arms are stamped/written separately by border officials. There is no difference in design between entry or exit stamps.
- As a special administrative region of the People's Republic of China, travelers entering Hong Kong will receive a different stamp than those entering mainland China. A Visa is issued to foreign passport holders only. An entry permit issued to mainland Chinese passport holders who apply in overseas or Macau but not in mainland China.
- Since 2016, foreign passports are not being stamped while entering or leaving Iran.
- Since 15 January 2013, Israel no longer stamps foreign passports at Ben Gurion Airport, giving passengers a card instead that reads: "Since January 2013 a pilot scheme has been introduced whereby visitors are given an entry card instead of an entry stamp on arrival. You should keep this card with your passport until you leave. This is evidence of your legal entry into Israel and may be required, particularly at any crossing points into the Occupied Palestinian Territories." Passports are still (as of 22 June 2017[update]) stamped at Erez when travelling into and out of Gaza. Also, passports are still stamped (as of 22 June 2017[update]) at the Jordan Valley/Sheikh Hussein and Yitzhak Rabin/Arava land borders with Jordan.
- The visa stamps and top visa pictured are normally issued for business or official visitors only. Most tourists are issued a tourist card, pictured in blue, that is not contained within a passport and is surrendered upon departure.
- Exit stamps just issued upon request since November 1, 2016.
- Passports containing stamps from Kosovo will have them "annulled" upon entry to Serbia. The entry stamp shown was annulled.
- Liechtenstein does not issue tourist visas, therefore tourists have to apply for a visa of a different member of the Schengen Area.
- Liechtenstein follows the same entry rules as Switzerland and a passport stamp is not required. However for a nominal fee one is available at the Tourist Center.
- A Visa is issued to foreign passport holders only. An entry permit issued to mainland Chinese passport holders who apply in overseas or Hong Kong but not in mainland China. In mainland China, Chinese citizens must obtain a Two-way Permit with the endorsement for entering Macau.
- Because of its relationship with France, Monaco does not issue a separate passport stamp. However a free one is available upon request at the tourist office.
- Nepal is one of the few countries that issues sticker stamps.
- This stamp is issued for Australian citizens (if requested), under the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement.
- New Zealand does not issue exit stamps. New Zealand also doesn't issue entry stamps for NZ/Australian passport holders unless requested.
- Nicaragua does not issue any exit stamps on exit to Honduras/El Salvador/Guatemala due to C4-group regulations.
- All visitors to Niue are given a 30-day visa on arrival (marked by the entry stamp).
- North Cyprus no longer issues stamps at the land border with the Republic of Cyprus, only at the ferry terminals of Kyrenia and Famagusta and at Ercan airport.
- Paraguay requires citizens of many countries to obtain a visa before entering the country (pictured left). This can generally only be acquired at a Paraguayan Embassy or upon arrival at ASU Airport.
- Due to its landlocked condition, San Marino visa policy follows the Italian one. San Marino does not issue regular passport stamps, and only issues souvenir stamps upon request at the visitors centre.
- Serbian passports are stamped on exit only, while foreign passports are stamped on entry and exit (until 2018, foreign passports were stamped on entry only).
- This style was formerly used for all forms of entry, but is now used only for entry by road.
- New style airport entry stamp. A similar style will likely soon replace road entry stamps.
- Transit stamp. No exit stamp is issued for transit visas.
- Mainland Chinese residents who reside in Mainland China or overseas must apply an entry permit in advance. This kind of entry permit is different to the Taiwanese Visa (See Taiwan Entry Permit for Mainland China citizens in Gallery). Hong Kong permanent residents who hold a HKSAR passport and/or British National (Overseas) passport, and Macau permanent residents who hold a Macao Special Administrative Region passport may apply an entry permit online before entering Taiwan or apply one in major Taiwan's international airports for a fee while arriving. The National without household registration must apply an entry permit in order to enter Taiwan even when they have a Republic of China passport. Other aliens may apply a regular visa if they have to.
- The United Kingdom has not been issuing exit stamps since 1998 when paper-based embarkation (‘exit’) controls for passengers were ended.
- The United States does not issue exit stamps.
- "Travel to Andorra". Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Government of Andorra. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
- John Noble/Michael Kohn/Danielle Systermans: Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan. Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd, 4th edition, 2012, ISBN 978-1-74179-403-8, p. 278.