Jan S. Krogh's
Visas and Passport
Around the World
Below are images of entry and exit
stamps from my passports. I have got passport stamps from many, but far from
all, countries I have visited in my passports. I've tried to pair up the entry
and exit stamp from some visits.
One month Egypt visa, December 2009. Entry at Sharm el
Sheikh (20 Dec) and exits at Taba (22 Dec) and Sharm el Sheikh (27 Dec).
The last exit closed the visa (stamp on the visa label), while the Taba
exit seems not to have done so.
Entry stamp at Taba with text "Valid for Aqaba Cosst
& St. Cathriane for 15 Days" (sic!). Since the visa (left)
probably was not closed it was thereafter anyway no problem for me to go
to Cairo by own car and return to Sharm el Sheikh.
Double entry visa issued in Vilnius from August 1993. Stamped in
Pärnu (entry) and Tallinn (exit) and at re-entry to Tallinn in
One- time visa for 6 days for me and my daughter issued in Vilnius in
Soviet entry stamp at Tallinn on 7 Jan 1992, since Russian border
guards still controlled the Estonian border, more than 4 months after
Estonia's independence – and one week after the Soviet Union seized to
Independent Estonian border stamps from Tallinn 26 (exit) and 27 May 1992 (entry).
Entry stamp at Pärnu 7 Jan 1994 and exit stamp next day.
Entry stamp at Ikla and exit stamp from Tallinn, both 1 July 1996.
Still three months after the Lithuanian independence in 1991 it was only possible to
get issued a 10 days one-entry visa. This was somewhat complicated
for us foreigners living in Lithuania wishing to have a legal
Just after the independence I went from Vilnius to Riga. At the border
I requested a stamp in order to prove when I had been outside the
country. But even at the main highway from Latvia to Lithuania there was
no passport control yet, only custom's control. Anyway I barely got a
custom's stamp in my passport with handwritten date, so I dared to apply
for a visa. (The reason for this was probably that Lithuania did not
yet have any proper migration law.)
In 1998 as a journalist I got issued a Lithuanian service stay permit.
In 2001 I got issued the "last" Lithuanian stay permit – number
Entry stamp from Ignalina 16
Entry stamp from Kalvarija 21 July 1998.
Entry stamp from Kaunas (1998).
Entry stamp from Klaipeda (1997).
Exit stamp from Kaunas 29
Dec 1998. Handwritten "+1"
means accompanied by 1 child.
Exit stamp Lazdijai 9 May 1996.
New post-May 2004 European style Lithuanian
exit stamp from 2006.
Entry stamp at Pagegiai at 27 Mar 2002.
Exit stamp at Pagegiai 27 Mar 2002.
Handwritten exit stamp from Salociai 14 Dec 1992
Handwritten entry stamp from Salociai 18 Dec 1992
Entry stamp from Salociai 19 May 1993.
Entry stamp from Salociai 8
Entry stamp at Salociai 24 Mar 1994.
Entry stamp from Salociai 3 Aug 1995.
Pre-EU Lithuanian entry stamp from Siauliai 9 July 2003.
This is the ordinary visa I got on 26 July 1990 from the Polish embassy in Oslo.
Notice entry stamp from Warsaw on 24 Oct 1990. After I came to Poland I was invited to
Vilnius by the Supreme Soviet of the
Republic of Lithuania.
Returning from Lithuania on 3 Nov 1990 by train through the
Byelorussian Soviet Republic it was discovered after passing into Poland
that I had
only an one-entry visa to this country. Therefore on the border between Soviet
Union and Poland it was issued (for a small amount of zlotys) an
emergency entry visa. By some reason I did not need any extra exit visa!
Russian business visa valid for one year, up to 90 days of a 180 days
period. As Russia
at this moment does not issue more than double-entry tourist visa, this
is the most practicle
visa if one plans to visit Russia more than two times within a short
Entry stamp from Kurshkaya
Kosa (German: Kurische
Nehrung), Kaliningrad on 28
Exit stamp from
Chernyshevskoye (German: Eydtkau),
Kaliningrad on 1 May 2011.
Entry stamp of 27 Aug 2011 from Domodedevo Airport
in Moscow; exit stamp of 30 Aug 2011 from Kraskino
(border to Hunchun, China).
Entry stamp of 31 Aug 2011 from Kraskino (border to
Hunchun, China); exit stamp of 1 Sep 2011 from
This Soviet visa to the Republic of Lithuania I got at the Soviet
consulate in Warsaw on 26
Oct 1990 prior to my first visit to Lithuania. The visa was valid from 1
to 10 Nov 1990, but
actually we landed in Moscow on 30 Oct, and did not get any problem.
Maybe due to
the fact that it was a correspondent visa. The document was registered
at OVIR in Vilnius
on 31 Oct, the next day after arrival.
This Soviet visa I got from the Soviet consulate in Oslo previous to
my visit to Lithuania
before the 1991
revolution. On the very day of the Moscow coup d'etat I had to rush to
Vilnius OVIR office in order to get the needed registration. Four
days later it was clear that
Lithuania de facto was an independent