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Old 03-11-2012, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Austin
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where is the best place to get your passport stamped in canada just over the border? I'm thinkkng of visiting detroit this summer and was wondering how that works?
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:26 PM
 
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Sounds like something that can be done right at the border..
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Hey Jambo101 thanks a lot. I've never driven out of the country but I have flown. I figured it'd be kinda cool to get a stamp since you never know when you'll visit again. Do you know what the nearest checkpoint is crossing from Detroit?
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Old 03-11-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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They don't stamp your passport when you cross at the border.

I think they would look at you funny if you asked them to stamp it.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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They don't stamp your passport when you cross at the border.

I think they would look at you funny if you asked them to stamp it.
They stamped my daughters passport for some reason at the Quebec-Vermont border last year, but did not stamp my wife's nor myself.

To the OP, just ask them to stamp it, dont see why that would be a reason for them to look at you funny.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Hey Jambo101 thanks a lot. I've never driven out of the country but I have flown. I figured it'd be kinda cool to get a stamp since you never know when you'll visit again. Do you know what the nearest checkpoint is crossing from Detroit?
The nearest checkpoint would be the Ambassador bridge over the strait from downtown Detroit into the city of Windsor, Ontario which is located directly across the water. Or you can take the tunnel which goes under the strait, which as I understand doesn't handle commercial traffic, so it might have better traffic in it. Windsor is a small industrial city and it's fairly suburban in nature, but there are a couple nice things to see. The waterfront is beautiful and there's some nice little parks along it, including the Odette sculpture park, which is picturesque. There's a few other attractions too.

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel...or-TG-C-1.html

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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It's a passport, a government identity document that doesn't actually belong to you. Not a holiday keepsake. It will be stamped when it needs to be when you enter a foreign country.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Mexico City (Montreal soon!)
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It's a passport, a government identity document that doesn't actually belong to you. Not a holiday keepsake. It will be stamped when it needs to be when you enter a foreign country.
+1

A passport is actually property of the government. I'd honestly hate it if you pissed a guard off with your "demand"

I would only recommend you to ask if it's possible only if the border guard is being nice.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Default Thank you

I appreciate all the great informative responses. I didn't get my passport stamped in Paris when I went and thought man I'd like to have that for my Wife and I. As for "demanding it" that is hilarious in itself. I just wanted to see if it was possible, if so where and how? Again thanks CityData family for the enlightenment.
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Old 03-29-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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I've crossed several times with my current passport and nobody has stamped my passport.

Perhaps it's because I'm crossing at busy border points and they're just trying to keep things moving.
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