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What does 'ARC' mean on an entry stamp?

Discussion in 'Life After The Green Card' started by mitroloz03, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. mitroloz03

    mitroloz03 Registered Users (C)

    Hello,

    I am a holder of GC. However on my last entry to the US the officer marked 'ARC' on the entry stamp on my passport. Can anyone tell me what this means?

    Thank you
     
  2. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)


    Alien Registration Card.

    It is bad English because "Stay Until Alien Registration Card"
    does not make sense.
     
  3. mitroloz03

    mitroloz03 Registered Users (C)

    thank you aw, weird but true lol, makes sense!
     
  4. tangonta

    tangonta Registered Users (C)

    This time I just got stamp at POE. No ARC.
    Last few times I got stamps with ARC. Do you think any problem?
     
  5. wik

    wik Registered Users (C)

    No. It just depends on how much the inspecting officer feels like writing. It's not a requirement because your status is obvious (unlike a visa-holder).
     
  6. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)

    They don;t even have to stamp you, especially when you enter from
    Canada. I have to ask them to do it so that I can have a record
    on my passport or a sourvenir too
     
  7. tangonta

    tangonta Registered Users (C)

    Thanks Wik and AmericanWannabe,

    I feel safe for entering US after next trip.

    Tangonta
     
  8. cfiler

    cfiler Registered Users (C)

    Completely pointless question, but since we are talking about the stamp when we enter with a green card... is the stamp that we get on the passport the same as us citizens get?

    The one I got at LAX a few weeks ago said ADMITTED, then CLASS UNTIL and that's where they wrote ARC. Do US Citizens get the same thing?
     
  9. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)


    Can a citizen get one if he want one?
     
  10. Apollo_13

    Apollo_13 Registered Users (C)

    Why not?

    If the person is a born US citizen, he wouldn't even care about the stamping..

    Only we (immigrants) care about this....
     
  11. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)

    Sooner or later the border control will do teh same thing to citizens.
    In fact, the they should start now instead of taking one London subway
    style incidece to start.
     
  12. Apollo_13

    Apollo_13 Registered Users (C)


    Thats true....because lot of immigrants are becoming citizens, at least to track these new citizens, border patrol would bring such new rules....
     
  13. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)


    Maybe one day naturalized citizens and natural born citizens will
    be treated differently. You may say that is impossible because
    it is discrmination. But even now discrmination is already there
    because a natualized ciztizen can never run for oval office.
     
  14. Apollo_13

    Apollo_13 Registered Users (C)


    Probably this will change soon if Arnold Schwarzenegger continues in politics for a long time as he is interested in running for oval office and he is trying hard....
     
  15. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)


    Someone say it is only one terrorist attack's away from saying good bye to the constitution
     
  16. Apollo_13

    Apollo_13 Registered Users (C)


    Nation's interest/safety comes first prior to so called freedom.

    If Americans are asked to get their passport stamped whenever they leave or enter US, that doesn't mean that their freedom is lost, especially after 9/11, no one ( I mean born citizens) would object for this rule.
     
  17. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)

    That is human nature. Ultimately practicality will beat ideology (even if
    ideology was not based upon praticality in the first place). I don't know
    how generals can control themselves if torturing prisoners
    is the only way to get information that can make differences
    in a big victory vs a total defeat
     
  18. Apollo_13

    Apollo_13 Registered Users (C)

    What 'Thomas Jefferson' meant by Freedom is not same as what you think today. Today, you are saying freedom means, at POE you want to enter US without proper documentation or recording your entry/exit.

    As you said, Can New Yorkers say that it affects their freedom when Cops check their baggages while entering subway station? If they can't, then what happens to their freedom? So, today's freedom comes next to Safety/security.
     
  19. AmericanWannabe

    AmericanWannabe Registered Users (C)

    Benjamin Franklin said: "Where liberty is, there is my country".
    If a nonimmigrant recite that in front of a US consul during visa
    application, he will immediately deny a visa
     
  20. cfiler

    cfiler Registered Users (C)

    Apparently US Citizens do get their passport stamped. Check out this page http://www.rathburn.net/visa/usa/usa.html

    This guy has scanned the stamps he has gotten through his trips all over the world. I asked him if he was a USC traveling with a US passport and he said that he is.
     

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