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IO intentionally put entry stamp 8 pages from other stamps

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There is a reason why they do the entry stamp like that. How often do you have to look for your entry stamp? Not very often. But the I/O at the next exit point has to search through your passport to try and find your last entry stamp, they are making sure that their mates at the exit point do more work than the ones at the entry point. There is no secret message just something to cause problems with their own workmates.

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its no different than them putting a stamp that isn't in a quadrant of the page as the intent was or putting the 12th stamp on the same page because that can't flip 3 pages to a fresh page.  I have 2 sets of extra pages in my passport and they have yet to be touched.  Its like they have a curse or something.  Most of my other pages have more than 4 stamps on them.  Go figure.  

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19 hours ago, jackdd said:

Maybe in his previous life he worked as IO in Vietnam and got confused. (In Vietnam they like to stamp on the last page of the passport)

They do this in some Muslim country I visited since they read from right to left. When my wife left Thailand on her first ever passport the IO stamped in the middle of the third page...

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7 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Got my retirement extension plus re-entry on Monday. My IO very neatly put both on one page, very nice thank you.

You would think that putting stamps chronologically would make any sort of investigation much easier, but unfortunately the word ....logically does not translate into Thai very well !

Plus a lot of IO are like a bunch of roses

 

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20 hours ago, userabcd said:

A few times happened to me, sometimes in Thailand sometimes other countries. 

 

One time I asked an imm officer if he could put his stamp on a partially used page, he deliberately stamped it on a new page also in the middle of the passport.

 

Look on the positive side, it will be easier to find the stamp now.

I find other countries worse at doing this, it also annoys me when they leave too many gaps(new passports are costly). In the past, I've found Thai immigration excellent at going back several pages, to find a gap for their stamp

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10 hours ago, Captain Monday said:

Just laziness. Happened to me in the Dominican Republic. Just another reason to never travel there again.

Never been to the DR, what are the other reasons......

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20 hours ago, jackdd said:

Maybe in his previous life he worked as IO in Vietnam and got confused. (In Vietnam they like to stamp on the last page of the passport)

In the philippines as well, at least in 2010

8 hours ago, wgdanson said:

Got my retirement extension plus re-entry on Monday. My IO very neatly put both on one page, very nice thank you.

You would think that putting stamps chronologically would make any sort of investigation much easier, but unfortunately the word ....logically does not translate into Thai very well !s

 

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20 hours ago, Mr Smithy said:

I have four stamps that were placed on the last but one page of my PP by Australian IO's - Thankfully Aus no longer stamps PP's

So how can the PP holder prove the dates he/she entered / departed OZ?

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11 minutes ago, scorecard said:

So how can the PP holder prove the dates he/she entered / departed OZ?

Duh?  The stamps were dated.

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1 minute ago, Mr Smithy said:

Duh?  The stamps were dated.

You mentioned earlier:  "Thankfully Aus no longer stamps PP's".

 

That's what prompted my question.

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1 minute ago, scorecard said:

Thankfully Aus no longer stamps PP's".

One uses the brain or a diary or a calendar ect

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I travel extensively, it’s a worldwide thing to stamp anywhere they want, not sure why they do it but it is universal........whatever page they open......stamp it

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Did you check the lottery to see if that page number was lucky?

 

On another note, I see some Thai bashing by guys who must not travel a lot because the same thing happens all over the world.

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It happens... The Immigration Officers most of us encounter at the Airport are generally the lowest down the food chain in the Immigration Police Department and generally poorly educated. Sat there doing such a menial task all day long and expected to keep up to a rate of 1 person per minute - they don't really give a flying hoot where they stamp, its of no consequence or relevance to them.... until they spend longer than their allotted 1 minute trying to find the same stamp upon your departure !

 

 

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On 11/19/2019 at 8:48 PM, jackdd said:

Maybe in his previous life he worked as IO in Vietnam and got confused. (In Vietnam they like to stamp on the last page of the passport)

Same in Greece many years ago. I think it's because it's the fastest way to do it. 

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