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    I am a US citizen and I noticed my US passport does not have an entry stamp when I came back from Pakistan to JFK (New York) from a trip. The US immigration officer did not stamp my passport upon entry into JFK. I am planning another trip this year with the same passport. Will this be an issue? Anyone else experienced the same situation and then traveled back with no problem. Thanks.

  • #2
    Originally posted by citscits View Post
    I am a US citizen and I noticed my US passport does not have an entry stamp when I came back from Pakistan to JFK (New York) from a trip. The US immigration officer did not stamp my passport upon entry into JFK. I am planning another trip this year with the same passport. Will this be an issue?
    Why would it be an issue? I've crossed the border numerous times without a stamp.
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    IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

    PD: 9/12/2000 (EB3/VA/RIR/Canada)
    I-140 RD: 12/22/2000
    I-140 AD: 7/16/2001
    RD: 8/28/2001
    ND: 10/26/2001
    FP1: 1/31/2002
    RFE: 8/2/2002
    RFE RD: 8/28/2002
    TD: 10/22/2002
    FP2: 6/19/2004
    ID: 07/15/2004
    AD: 07/15/2004
    CO: 08/18/2004
    CR: 08/23/2004
    N-400 RD: 05/21/2009
    FP: 06/13/2009
    CFR: 08/05/2009
    IL: 08/21/09
    ID: 10/7/09
    USC: 10/8/09

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    • #3
      It is normal practice when you enter the US on a US passport you do not get "stamped"
      N400 at California SC, Field office- Los Angeles

      Sep 3, 2007 Application Mailed
      Sep 12, 2007 - Priority date
      Nov 20,2007 - NOA1: "expect to be notified within 425 days of this notice",
      Jan 10, 2008 - fingerprints appointment
      Sept 8, 2008 - Interview date -rescheduled at my request
      Jan 6, 2009 - Interview date
      Feb 26, 2009 - Citizenship Oath
      Feb 27, 2009 - Passport app., regular processing
      Apr 3, 2009 - Passport received

      *online status "case received Oct 29", no touches showing.

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      • #4
        It's often the case that passports aren't stamped in many places around the world, for citizens and non-citizens alike. No worries.
        *** El Cafe ***

        N400 - NYC (Brooklyn)
        March 12 2010: Sent
        April 7 2010: FP done- walk-in
        August 3 2010: ID decision not made
        December 12 2010: Lawsuit filed under 8 USC 1447(b)
        March 31 2011: 31 Oath date
        April 1 2011: Passport applied, picked up!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Auscal View Post
          It is normal practice when you enter the US on a US passport you do not get "stamped"
          Why does it get stamped in some situations?

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          • #6
            Well, sometimes you NEED a stamp based on immigration law. Like, people on the VWP will always get a stamp and an I-94. But, citizens and permanent residents don't really need a stamp because citizens can come and go as they please and permanent resident's have their GC scanned. It also depends on the mood of the IO, and how important he or she thinks the stamp will be. They may not feel like stamping at times. And this is the case in many countries. I've been through Dutch and French airports where I didn't get a stamp too. It's annoying for permanent residents because of the travel limitations placed on them.
            *** El Cafe ***

            N400 - NYC (Brooklyn)
            March 12 2010: Sent
            April 7 2010: FP done- walk-in
            August 3 2010: ID decision not made
            December 12 2010: Lawsuit filed under 8 USC 1447(b)
            March 31 2011: 31 Oath date
            April 1 2011: Passport applied, picked up!

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            • #7
              No, I am talking about a US airport and a US passport. Does a stamp depend on a mood?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by acr View Post
                No, I am talking about a US airport and a US passport. Does a stamp depend on a mood?
                Sure. There's no requirement that a US passport be stamped - or a Canadian passport for that matter.
                ------------------------------------
                IMPORTANT NOTE: I am a Volunteer Moderator - one of you. I am not a lawyer. So act accordingly.

                PD: 9/12/2000 (EB3/VA/RIR/Canada)
                I-140 RD: 12/22/2000
                I-140 AD: 7/16/2001
                RD: 8/28/2001
                ND: 10/26/2001
                FP1: 1/31/2002
                RFE: 8/2/2002
                RFE RD: 8/28/2002
                TD: 10/22/2002
                FP2: 6/19/2004
                ID: 07/15/2004
                AD: 07/15/2004
                CO: 08/18/2004
                CR: 08/23/2004
                N-400 RD: 05/21/2009
                FP: 06/13/2009
                CFR: 08/05/2009
                IL: 08/21/09
                ID: 10/7/09
                USC: 10/8/09

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                • #9
                  Travel Passports

                  This is not a serious problem as you think..It happens in many cases.So be cool..
                  Passport Renewal | Get Passports

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                  • #10
                    This dude has tonnes of US entry stamps in his US passports. So, I would not say it is highly unusual for Americans to get stamped by US CBP agents when entering by air. By land or by sea - usually no stamps.

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                    • #11
                      Hi there,

                      When you are going out from USA, they do not stamp on passport.
                      But when you enter they will stamp for you.

                      In many countries in Europe they do not stamp when you are out going from their country, but when you enter they mostly will stamp.

                      In Asian countries. They always stamp in and out. do not confused with asian countries and western countries including USA and Canada. Thsi is my expereince.

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                      • #12
                        When I entered the US via JFK on a flight from London a couple of years ago (ok more like 6 now) the immigration officer at JFK stamped my US passport. He used the same stamp to stamp my custom form, so it must of been sequence for him to go stamp stamp.
                        N-400: 3 year rule (3/3/13 eligability date)
                        Baltimore, MD Field Office
                        12/06/12: Mailed N-400 USPS
                        12/09/12: USPS Delivered
                        12/12/12: Recvd Lockbox Acceptance email
                        12/17/12: Recvd Receipt and ASC Appt NOA
                        12/26/12: ASC Appt- Done
                        2/4/13: In line for Interview
                        2/8/13: YL received
                        3/28/13: Interview notice - 5/1 8:40am
                        5/1/13: Interview - PASSED
                        5/3/13: Oath Scheduling Que
                        5/7/13: Oath Letter - Email
                        5/9/13: Oath Letter Received - 5/17 9:00am
                        5/17/13: Oath - Wife is now a USC

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