Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Europe
Reload this Page >

Passport Stamp in Italy/Required Registration

Passport Stamp in Italy/Required Registration

Old Aug 20th, 2009, 01:31 PM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Passport Stamp in Italy/Required Registration

On the US State Department's website is the following on entering Italy:
As of May 2007, under Italian law, all non-residents are required to complete a dichiarazione di presenza (declaration of presence). Tourists arriving from a non-Schengen-country (e.g. the United States) should obtain a stamp in their passport at the airport on the day of arrival. This stamp is considered the equivalent of the declaration of presence.

Do passengers arriving from the US going through immigration automatically get their passports stamped? I know that for the two times I've been to France, they never stamped my passport so I was wondering about Italy and if you have to go to some special place in the airport to get the stamp other than immigration control.
LosAlamosNM is offline  
Old Aug 20th, 2009, 01:38 PM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,022
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I have done it both ways. I have had it stamped and I have been waved on through when there was a back up of people from the Middle East. Hotels etc. however will take your passport to report you are there. When it was stamped was at immigration control and it was like a machine, walk up to booth, stamp out of there The lines are sometimes long but the actually stamping checking etc takes about 30 seconds max.
JoanneH is offline  
Old Aug 20th, 2009, 02:43 PM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,386
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
The Italians won't know where you are arriving from anyway. I have only ever had my passport stamped once going through immigration in Italy. It seems to depend on crowds, moods weather or ?????
northie is offline  
Old Aug 20th, 2009, 06:21 PM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 36,809
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 11 Posts
My passport was stamped last fall (FCO Rome). As for registration, your hotel will take your passport and register you.
kybourbon is online now  
Old Aug 21st, 2009, 08:59 AM
  #5  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
t
ira is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Haze933
Europe
3
Feb 3rd, 2012 03:43 PM
kamaoleman
Europe
19
Jan 11th, 2010 05:01 AM
pauly123
Europe
32
Jan 6th, 2009 01:44 PM
ssander
Europe
18
Oct 27th, 2008 05:44 AM
LvSun
Mexico & Central America
14
Dec 27th, 2006 01:04 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Your Privacy Choices -