Exit Stamp forgotten while traveling from Copenhagen to India

#1 Jun 17th, 2017, 01:12
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Hi guys,

I'm an indian national, a student, pursuing my masters' in Sweden, with the Swedish residence permit. As I have my vacations now, I decided to travel back home(india) for a good 1 and a half months. Due to the excitement of coming back home, I have forgotten to get my passport stamped at the Copenhagen Airport. ( I live in south sweden and CPH airport is the closest international airport, so I happened to take a flight from CPH). My itenirary was: CPH - Duseldorf- Abu Dabhi- Hyderabad, via ETIHAD airlines. The flight from CPH to Duseldorf was perated by Scandanavian Airlines. My passport was not stamped at the CPH airport nor at the Duseldorf airport. I did go through the Passport control at Duseldorf. When i arrived at the HYD airport, i got the arrival stamp. But i don't have an exit stamp either from CPH airport nor from the Duseldorf Airport. I will be returning to CPH airport in august in order to continue my studies. Will I face any problems?
I'm scared as this is my second time international travel. Kindly help me. Thank you in advance.
#2 Jun 17th, 2017, 01:34
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What are you concerned about?
#3 Jun 17th, 2017, 01:56
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I think as long as you have your visa valid you will leave India fine. If you get hassled in Schengen border; tell them its not your fault. If you still have your SAS boarding pass (some people collected BPs as souvenirs) show them that.

Good luck.
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There is no previous departure check on entry in the EU. The only place you might get hassle is if you apply for residency down the road. They look at every border crossing to ensure you meet requirements.
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Copenhagen-Düsseldorf is a route within the Schengen area so the Danes wouldn't have stamped your passport even if you had begged for it. You travelled from Düsseldorf to Hyderabad via the UAE so the border police at DUS must have checked your passport as you were exiting Schengenia. They predsumably didn't bother to stamp it as you had (still have?) a valid Swedish residence permit.
When you reënter Schengenland (at Düsseldorf?) you will be asked the usual whence and whither but then they will wave you on. If you (think you) must have an entry stamp you will have to ask them for one.
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Exit Stamp forgotten while traveling from Copenhagen to India

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Originally Posted by Golghar View Post Copenhagen-Düsseldorf is a route within the Schengen area so the Danes wouldn't have stamped your passport even if you had begged for it. You travelled from Düsseldorf to Hyderabad via the UAE so the border police at DUS must have checked your passport as you were exiting Schengenia. They predsumably didn't bother to stamp it as you had (still have?) a valid Swedish residence permit.
When you reënter Schengenland (at Düsseldorf?) you will be asked the usual whence and whither but then they will wave you on. If you (think you) must have an entry stamp you will have to ask them for one.
Unless you have an EU passport, they will always stamp you in. They are required to. If they dont, ask for one. This would be at the point of entry to the EU.
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Thank you all for the replies.
@nycank I do have my SAS BP. Hopefully that will solve any problem I will have.
@ksingh I have already applied for an extension on my residence permit for the upcoming year. But I havent received a decision yet. Hoping to receive it soon.
@Golghar Yes i did go through the passport control at DUS. The officer just waved me through, as my residence permit is valid until september. My returen journey itinerary is HYD to AUH to LHR to CPH. I might get hasseled at the LHR airport, but I will make sure to keep my BP with me, and hope that should be enough.
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Originally Posted by kkhed View Post My returen journey itinerary is HYD to AUH to LHR to CPH. I might get hassled at the LHR airport, but I will make sure to keep my BP with me, and hope that should be enough.
LHR lies outside Schengendom so you will transit the Land of Hope and Glory "airside", i.e. no passport checks till CPH. The check-in people at HYD (old number plates!) will scrutinise your passport quite thoroughly as most Indian citizens need a visa just for direct airside transit.

https://www.gov.uk/check-uk-visa/y/i...ewhere_else/no

You should be exempt as (I presume) you are in possession of
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a common format residence permit issued by an European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland
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Originally Posted by ksingh View Post Unless you have an EU passport, they will always stamp you in. They are required to.
Yes, but sometimes they dont.

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