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Old 16-01-2018, 06:16 PM   #1
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Immigration and Passports in Europe

I'm planning for my graduation trip and graduation ceremony in July. I am also thinking to 孙变 tour Europe. But I've a few questions on the immigration part.

Do we need to get passports stamped or go through immigration when crossing over from France>Switzerland, UK>France ?
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Old 16-01-2018, 07:46 PM   #2
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I'm planning for my graduation trip and graduation ceremony in July. I am also thinking to 孙变 tour Europe. But I've a few questions on the immigration part.

Do we need to get passports stamped or go through immigration when crossing over from France>Switzerland, UK>France ?
France to Switzerland, I am not sure but UK to France by Eurostar needs to go through immigration to stamp passport and tax refund service is not available as both are still part of EU.
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Old 16-01-2018, 10:24 PM   #3
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France to Switzerland, I am not sure but UK to France by Eurostar needs to go through immigration to stamp passport and tax refund service is not available as both are still part of EU.
Thanks. What you mean is tax refunds not available in EU?
Have you tried before Eurostar from London to Paris?
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Old 17-01-2018, 08:54 AM   #4
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Both trips require immigration clearance and passports will be stamped.
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Old 17-01-2018, 11:56 AM   #5
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Both trips require immigration clearance and passports will be stamped.
So it means if we go from UK>France>Switzerland.
we will still need to go through passport immigration and get it stamped?
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Old 17-01-2018, 02:41 PM   #6
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As long as different countries need to get it stamped and also is call 顺便
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Old 17-01-2018, 03:27 PM   #7
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So it means if we go from UK>France>Switzerland.
we will still need to go through passport immigration and get it stamped?
Yes. Stamp.
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Old 17-01-2018, 03:48 PM   #8
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Travel around Schengen Area no boarder control. But if go to UK you will need to get stamp again as UK not part of Schengen area even though is under EU.

So if you want to travel you can visit Switzerland first then go France and last UK.

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Old 17-01-2018, 10:51 PM   #9
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I'm planning for my graduation trip and graduation ceremony in July. I am also thinking to 孙变 tour Europe. But I've a few questions on the immigration part.

Do we need to get passports stamped or go through immigration when crossing over from France>Switzerland, UK>France ?
FR > CH, no. At most only show passport onboard the train if border police request.

UK > FR, yes. Normal immigration process like go in JB.

reason: as stated by post above, Schengen area
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Old 18-01-2018, 11:00 AM   #10
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Thanks. What you mean is tax refunds not available in EU?
Have you tried before Eurostar from London to Paris?
I assume you are asking the question for tax refund purpose since most will just show their passports and have them stamped by immigration whenever required.

You cannot claim tax refund for purchase in UK when heading to Paris. You can only claim tax refunds for all your purchases when you departing from your final destination within the EU.

And yes, I have taken Eurostar from Paris to London and Londom to Paris before.
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Old 24-01-2018, 08:17 PM   #11
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I assume you are asking the question for tax refund purpose since most will just show their passports and have them stamped by immigration whenever required.

You cannot claim tax refund for purchase in UK when heading to Paris. You can only claim tax refunds for all your purchases when you departing from your final destination within the EU.

And yes, I have taken Eurostar from Paris to London and Londom to Paris before.
Nope, i'm referring to immigration part. Getting passport stamped..

So lets say i start in UK (England+Scotland), i travel to France, I'll get France stamp. Then if i travel to Switzerland, Italy, Germany, i won't need any stamps or go through any immigration ?
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Old 24-01-2018, 08:52 PM   #12
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Nope, i'm referring to immigration part. Getting passport stamped..

So lets say i start in UK (England+Scotland), i travel to France, I'll get France stamp. Then if i travel to Switzerland, Italy, Germany, i won't need any stamps or go through any immigration ?


Travel around Schengen Area no boarder control. But if go to UK you will need to get stamp again as UK not part of Schengen area even though is under EU.
FR > CH, no. At most only show passport onboard the train if border police request.

UK > FR, yes. Normal immigration process like go in JB.

reason: as stated by post above, Schengen area
Singaporeans do not require a visa to enter the Schengen area.

- https://eeas.europa.eu/delegations/s...u-singapore_en
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Alright. Thanks. So in that case, if i come from London and leave from Switzerland, i'll be having 2 chops? (entry UK, Exit UK and exit Zurich) ?
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Alright. Thanks. So in that case, if i come from London and leave from Switzerland, i'll be having 2 chops? (entry UK, Exit UK and exit Zurich) ?
You go thru immigration but you wont get an exit stamp from the uk (google for customs and border control/passport control). Australia and the US dont give exit stamps.
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Old 24-01-2018, 11:19 PM   #15
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Know the difference between Schengen and EU.

Schengen is for immigration control while EU is for customs.

Switzerland is in the Schengen. Schengen to Schengen no need for exit stamp until you leave the last Schengen stop. UK is not in the Schengen are so you get an entry stamp each time you enter. You wont get an exit stamp for the UK. Apparently Zurich airport dont give an entry stamp either (to be verified).

Border controls may not be at the departure but at the arrivals. That's why you dont get an exit stamp. Eurostar services are subjected to Juxtaposed border controls.
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