Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 3 weeks in Italy - Family of 4
  2. 2 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  3. 3 Train help for Prague
  4. 4 Reliable tour companies for day trips?
  5. 5 Choosing a hotel - Campo de' Fiori or Piazza Venezia?
  6. 6 Iceland Ring Road itinerary
  7. 7 Amsterdam and Germany 9 days
  8. 8 driving from prague to salzburg
  9. 9 Swiss Trip Itineraryand Charges
  10. 10 Swiss Travel Pass
  11. 11 Article on assistance for US citizens with difficulties abroad
  12. 12 Europe Travel & Trivia Quiz #138- Bridges, Tunnels!
  13. 13 12 Day Central Europe Itinerary
  14. 14 Germany train help!
  15. 15 Brouhaha in Britain Over New 5 Pound Notes!
  16. 16 Short Spain Trip - questions
  17. 17 Input on Itinerary for Visit to Bavaria and Austria Fall 2017
  18. 18 dining on the 25th in Dublin
  19. 19 Not a good time to fly into LGW
  20. 20 Milan to Switzerland for skiing
  21. 21 Paris + Amsterdam: where to stay
  22. 22 Our Italian Honeymoon (first timers)
  23. 23 Are St. Chapelle concerts just for tourists?
  24. 24 Gorges du Tarn, accommodation & Activity recommendations
  25. 25 Amalfi Coast - help!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Traveling EU to EU with transit in UK

Jump to last reply

Hello,

This is my first ever question here. I am Pakistani passport holder and living in Italy. I am a traveler and recently finished my Euro trip. Turin (Italy)>Barcelona (Spain)>Brussels(Belgium)>Budapest(Hungary)>Paris(France)>Gothenburg(Sweden)>London(UK)>Turin(Italy) and I arrived Italy just today. Here I have a confusion which I would like to get cleared.

While I was traveling in EU, ofcourse my passport was not being stamped, but when I left Sweden for UK, I got an exit stamp on my passport (So far so good).
As I arrived in UK, I asked for transit without visa at the border control which I was allowed. The lady at the immigration counter after some verifications put two stamps on my passport page. One writes: "NVD 40310, Leave to enter for 24 hours" while the other is the UK border control stamp "Immigration Officer, #, date and STANSTED" [It does not says entery or Exit] and when I asked the officer if it is an entry to UK, she said no, we have just allowed you to leave the border control in order to take your connecting flight and its a transit and that you did not enter UK. (Even now, so far, so good)

So when I left the check in counter for Turin at Stansted, confusion begins, I am leaving UK and going EU. I was expecting to meet the passport control officer before I board on the aircraft but I didn't. My passport was not stamped while leaving UK. Quite confused, I arrived the immigration officer at Turin, they confused guy, checked my residence card and passport, discussed with his colleague and handed it over to me. I was once again confused, No stamp again? I walked on but no, something is wring, I walked back and on looking at me coming back, he said.."Oh, yes..give me your passport", and stamped my entry and hence I was legally in EU again.

Since then, I am confused, why they don't stamp the passport while leaving for EU (Stansted) but they do while leaving for UK (Sweden) ? And I have doubts if everything went alright? Did I miss the border control at Stansted? Its not possible i know, then what happened? Is it a normal procedure? But it looks strange.!

17 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement