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Old Oct 31st 2023, 9:19 am
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As this forum seems to have died a death in the last month I thought someone had better post something
So, we're back in England for a few days as my Father has been in hospital.
At passport control at Budapest airport yesterday evening the border control officer looked at my passport and stamped it without any warning. No questions, nothing. My question is, should I ask for it stamping on my return to Hungary?
There were raised eyebrows in February after a return trip to England as we went to Serbia about 3 years ago and my passport was not stamped when leaving Hungary but was stamped when we returned.
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Old Oct 31st 2023, 11:42 am
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Have you got residency card? If you do, try to show it with passport. With residency card, you dont have to worry about stamps.

What kind of warring did you expect? A siren? Border guards have discretion to stamp if they feel like.
If you show residency card, there will be no raised eyebrows.
Remember, at border crossing, you're presenting yourself, not other-way around. Let them know you're resident.
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Had this problem back in February. Presented passport with residency card, plus eventually, HU ID & address card - all to no avail, passport stamped both ways.
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Old Oct 31st 2023, 12:10 pm
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I do have permanent residency, which I presented with my passport at the Serbian border. His attitude was "don't tell me my job" and stamped my passport anyway.
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Flew from Budapest airport to UK three weeks ago, returned this morning, handed over residency card both times with passport, no stamps ...
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Old Oct 31st 2023, 4:53 pm
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Last time I went to the UK I used my Hungarian passport out of Hungary, into the UK and out of the UK and my Hungarian ID card into Hungary - no stamps anywhere. I haven't bothered with a UK passport since I got my Hungarian one !!
The Hungarian passport is needed because the UK doesn't recognise EU ID cards any more - and you have to put your passport no. on your plane ticket hence needing a passport to get out of Hungary.
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Originally Posted by hobgoblins
Flew from Budapest airport to UK three weeks ago, returned this morning, handed over residency card both times with passport, no stamps ...
So maybe they've got their act together now!
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Default Re: Passport stamped leaving Hungary

This from officialEU website:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...y/index_en.htm

Passport stamping

Depending on national law, border guards may stamp your passport when entering and exiting your country of residence. This practice does not serve any real purpose...

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Old Nov 2nd 2023, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by farka

This from officialEU website:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...y/index_en.htm

Passport stamping

Depending on national law, border guards may stamp your passport when entering and exiting your country of residence. This practice does not serve any real purpose...

HTH
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Default Re: Passport stamped leaving Hungary

Originally Posted by EU.flag
Have you got residency card? If you do, try to show it with passport. With residency card, you dont have to worry about stamps.

What kind of warring did you expect? A siren? Border guards have discretion to stamp if they feel like.
If you show residency card, there will be no raised eyebrows.
Remember, at border crossing, you're presenting yourself, not other-way around. Let them know you're resident.
I have argued with them at the Croatia / Hungary border but my residence card made no difference, they stamped it every time after Brexit. Thankfully it is no longer an issue as Croatia is now Schengen.
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Old Nov 24th 2023, 5:09 am
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Default Re: Passport stamped leaving Hungary

In January I exited Schengen at Vienna. Handed passport, ID card and Hungarian residence card. Hungarian ID card scanned, passport not opened. On the return trip at Vienna my passport was scanned, ID card examined. No stamp.
A few days ago I exited Schengen at Geneva. Again handed passport, ID card and Hungarian residence card. Hungarian ID card scanned, passport not opened. Returning via Frankfurt there were banks of ID card scanners for EU citizens. I walked to a forlorn looking "Other passports". ID card scanned, passport opened but not scanned.or stamped.
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Old Nov 24th 2023, 8:26 am
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I had to give my Hungarian address to the airline when I booked. When I tried to check-in for the return journey, the Frankfurt-Budapest flight was greyed-out and I was sent to another web page where I had to enter either a D visa number or details of my permanent residence card.
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