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Immigration skipped over 10 clean pages, stamped near end of passport pages.

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This happened yesterday in Vietnam, only 3 empty pages after it.

 

When returning to Thailand (or using it anywhere else), did this IO pointlessly create a major problem, or is this not an issue and Immigration in Thailand and elsewhere don't mind stamping in between?

 

I think I've read in the past of one needing x amount of clean pages but I may be imagining this.

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7 hours ago, JimmyJ said:

This happened yesterday in Vietnam

Vietnam like to use the back of my passport.

Makes it easy for them to check how many VISA waivers I do in a year.

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Every time i've been to Vietnam they stamped on the last pages.

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7 hours ago, BritManToo said:

Vietnam like to use the back of my passport.

Makes it easy for them to check how many VISA waivers I do in a year.

 

7 hours ago, jackdd said:

Every time i've been to Vietnam they stamped on the last pages.

The Vietnamese woman at the Tourist Information desk at the DAD airport told me they always stamp hers on the back pages.

 

Glad it's not a passport issue for future use.

 

 

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As BritManToo says, if you travel to VN frequently, the IO's will start stamping from the last page and work backwards so that each entry stamp has the exit stamp immediately to the right in a neat column down the page.

 

It doesn't appear to have any significance except making it easier for the IO at departure to locate the last entry stamp.

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I generally point to the place I want them to stamp and they have always complied. Same in Singapore and Cambodia and even Thai immigration.

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Oh no, the tragedy!! At least they didn't put the stamp vertically or diagonally and in the middle of the page....or did they?

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13 hours ago, WalkingOrders said:

They seem to do this all over the world, and I have no idea why.

I've had this happen many times before in many countries, the officer just opens at any page and hits that page with the stamp. 

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You should be glad that he put a stamp in your passport instead of worrying about where he put it in the passport

He could’ve denied you entry

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As far as I know, nowhere insists they are consecutive blank pages. Wouldn’t worry about it.

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In my younger days I traveled a lot and I distinctly remember a country that insisted on putting its visa/stamp on a free page after everybody else. Not to any odd free page in me passport. Had to keep a last page free for them !!   LOL

Forgot which country.

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16 hours ago, WalkingOrders said:

They seem to do this all over the world, and I have no idea why.

Because they dont give a ****!

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