Passport Stamp in Glasgow?
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Apr 12, 2012 3:18 PM Last Post By: Maestro
Apr 10, 2012 2:52 PM
Apr 10, 2012 2:57 PM
1Are you going through immigration in London? If yes then no they won't stamp it.
Apr 10, 2012 2:58 PM
2PS: I know that Scotland isn't a country, but who knows, maybe they have strict passport laws for non-europeans.
....I like collecting the passport stamps.... =/
Apr 10, 2012 2:58 PM
3I'm assuming we are going thru immigration in London when we land initially.
Apr 10, 2012 2:59 PM
Apr 10, 2012 3:05 PM
5I wouldn't tell a Scot that Scotland isn't a country.
And no is the answer to your main question if you go through immigration.
Apr 10, 2012 11:42 PM
Apr 11, 2012 3:21 AM
7Firstly, passport stamping is done by Immigration, who are a separate service from Customs.
Secondly, the nation that stamps passports is the UK rather than England, Scotland or even Wales. So yes, if you were to arrive in Glasgow on an international flight you could get a stamp, but it would be from the UK and exactly the same as the stamps issued in London.
Apr 11, 2012 10:44 AM
8So what's changed, how come Scotland isn't a country anymore, it was the last time I looked (and so was England and Wales).
Apr 11, 2012 3:32 PM
9Scotland is a country, in union with England, Wales and Northern Ireland, with whom they share immigration and customs (among other things, most notably a monarch and parliament) in an entity called "the United Kingdom". The biggest partner in this union, England, is unsurprisingly the least well-informed about the union and the status of the other partners.
Somewhat similar (in that respect only) to the Schengen Immigration group of countries where you can get stamped into the Netherlands at Amsterdam airport but don't need another stamp when you enter Germany.
Apr 11, 2012 4:01 PM
The rest, well if you're English, you've illustrated my point about England having a poor grasp of the history and nature of the union that once made the UK great .
Apr 12, 2012 11:31 AM
11You still haven't explained how England isn't a country, yes I know all about the union, 4 countries make up the union (was taught it at school, long before it was politically correct to not mention it for fear of upsetting "someone"). So how come all of a sudden being in a union with 4 other countries now makes Scotland the only country in it????? Got any written proof of this?
Apr 12, 2012 11:39 AM
12How come in post 6, Scotland isn't a country and then in post 10 it is a country, having lived in both I can tell you they are both very definitely COUNTRIES.
Apr 12, 2012 2:42 PM
13to the Op - you will go thru immi at Heathrow, your flight from Heathrow to Glasgow will be a domestic flight.
So the answer to your question is really self explanatory - you don't get passport stamps on domestic flights.
Apr 12, 2012 3:18 PM
14I don't think you can get a stamp, but you can always ask for a Glasgow Kiss instead...
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