22 Passport Stamps You’ve Never Seen Before

If you love to travel then you probably love getting passport stamps as well. I love passport stamps and especially rare ones from remote islands or tough to get visas. I was flipping through my passport the other night and thought it would make a fun post to put up pictures of 22 passport stamps you’ve never seen before! These stamps are all from my current passport of 144 pages that I’ve been using since August 2010. So the stamps shown here are limited to that timeframe…but it’s been a pretty busy timeframe! Also, my apologies for my finger in some but had to cover my passport number for obvious reasons.
South Pole, Antarctica, Passport Stamp
The South Pole, you can only get this stamp at Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station and if you’re there then you’re at the coolest place on Earth!
Ogasawara, Japan, Passport Stamp
Ogasawara, Chichi-Jima, Japan is a 25.5 hour ferry ride from Tokyo and is a different world that most people have never heard of and will never visit.
Pitcairn Island, passport stamp
Pitcairn Island is simply one of my favorite places on Earth and I was only there for 3 days. From the mystery of how to get to Pitcairn Island to the landing at Bounty Bay, it’s amazing!
Afghanistan visa, Kabul Stamp
Kabul, Afghanistan is a very interesting place where you can even play golf!
Passport Stamp, French Polynesia, Gambier Archipelago
The Gambier Archipelago of French Polynesia and its main port of Mangareva is the gateway to Pitcairn Island
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Passport Stamp
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba is controversial but I had a great time!
Queen Maud Land, Novo Base, Antarctica, Passport Stamp
Queen Maud Land is where I’ve spent about 3 weeks of my life like the time when Prince Harry prevented me from reaching the South Pole!
Falkland Islands, Passport Stamp
Whether you visit only visit Stanley or get out to Bleaker Island, Sea Lion Island or Carcass Island you will love the Falklands!
Chuuk State, FSM, Micronesia, Passport Stamp
Chuuk is a state and an island of the Federated States of Micronesia which also include Yap and Pohnpei.
Marshall Islands, Majuro, Passport Stamp
The Marshall Islands are very cool!
Kiribati, Kiritimati, CHristmas Island, Passport STamp
Kiritimati: the other Christmas Island is a tough place to get to but well worth the trip!
Abkhazia Visa
Abkhazia is one of the more surprising places I’ve been.
Angola Visa
Angola is the hardest visa in the world to get for Americans.
Niue, passport stamp
Niue is a small island only reachable via weekly flight from Auckland or private yacht.
Norfolk Island, passport stamp
Norfolk Island is an interesting Australian Island with ties to Pitcairn.
Somaliland, Passport Stamp
Somaliland is not for everyone but very cool if you ever get there!
Sudan Visa
I was sick as heck in the Sudan so it made getting this tough visa seem not worth it.
Djibouti Visa
Djibouti, Djibouti…that is all
Algeria Visa
Algeria is another tough visa to get but once I got it I found out there was much ado about Algeria.
Pakistan Visa
Karachi, Pakistan is not my favorite place but this visa required a lot to get it…second hardest in the world to get after Angola.
Iraqi Kurdistan, Iraq, Erbil, Passport Stamp
Iraqi Kurdistan and the main city of Erbil is a great place to visit!
Eritrea Visa
Asmara, Eritrea was one of the most pleasantly surprising cities in Africa!

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  1. One of your coolest posts…thanks for sharing buddy!

  2. How did you get a Saudi visa if I may ask

  3. Bob Terry says

    I collect passports and have several of these countries.

  4. Nice post – I’ve got a few of those stamps – the South Pole one is crazy. Can’t believe you made it there, well done. I wrote a similar post on my own passport stamps a few months back. Safe travels. Jonny

  5. I envy you. My nice collection of stamps is nowhere near your impressive series. However, this other day I received a stamp at the UN Headquarters in New York! Have you got that one? 🙂

  6. Lee, loved your book. I thought you had a blog post about it and wanted to post my compliment there, but I can’t find it. Anyway, such a wide variety of travelers and stories. Glad you put this together. Any chance for a second edition?

  7. Lee, what book is Sharon talking about? Great post, lots of strange stamps. Surprised you didn’t post Montserrat — really unexpected symbol on their stamp that ties them back to Ireland.

  8. Such an interesting post! I can only imagine the time and effort it took to get the visas for these trips. Wow!!

  9. Lucas Wheatcroft says

    Great page, thanks for sharing! Wish I had several stamps in my passport, but it no longer gets stamped in U.S.A. since I’m an American citizen. Not even a stamp when I entered Germany! 🙁

  10. Bob Terry says

    Very cool!

  11. Thanks for this interesting post. It has quite some inspiration about odd places (Norfolk Island comes to mind) to check for any of my future trips. Your post also inspired me to blog my passport stamps (although it isn\’t as exotic as your collection).
    However, I bet you haven\’t got the one from the 2nd largest Australian country… The Hutt River Province. 🙂

  12. Good work. Will be heading to Antarctica on a 12 day cruise next year but unless on a base won’t get a stamp (will have to settle for Ushuaia’s souvenir one). Got a neat one on a tour bus a few years ago–Andorra, which required just asking the border police to stamp the passport. Also got ones from the Monaco and San Marino tourist offices. And was just on a Caribbean cruise and got several cool ones, which required hunting down the immigration office in each port and asking for a souvenir stamp. (Fortunately they were usually near the cruise ship terminals.) Most of the officers were very happy to oblige. Passport stamps may be becoming less common but with a bit of effort you can still dig them out.

  13. Just as an update, did get one at Port Lockroy, Antarctica. The three women there were glad to give them out to everybody. Unfortunately Argentina’s Brown Base didn’t have a stamp handy. When I showed the Lockroy one to the immigration officer in Southampton she said, “Oh yes, Falklands.” My reply, “No, further south,” totally confused her. Picking these things up can be hit or miss though they make great memories.

  14. Philippe BERARD says

    I received a stamp on my french passport in 1985 form the then Republic of Somalia. The stamp is affixed on my passport. Does it have any value? Thanks and kuddos to your excellent site!

  15. MARIO ANDRES says

    1. Parque Nacional Tikal, Petén
    2. Machu Picchu, Perú
    3. Líneas de Nazca, Perú
    4. Camino Inca, Perú
    5. Reserva Natural Tambopata, Perú
    6. Islas de los Uros, Lago Titicaca, Perú [varios, ver]
    7. Cerro 7 Colores, VINICUNCA, Perú
    8. Líneas de Nasca, [varios, ver] Perú
    9. Isla Incahuasi, Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia
    10. Reserva Nacional de Fauna Eduardo Avaroa – Bolivia
    11. Islas Pitcairn, Territorio Británico de Ultramar
    12. Stonehenge, Reino Unido
    13. Former Republic of Frestonia-Latimer Road, London, England http://www.frestonia.org/
    14. Anglesey, Wales; Reino Unido -Ciudad con el nombre mas largo del mundo-
    15. El Chaltén – Oficina de Turismo – Santa Cruz, Argentina
    16. Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Perito Moreno, Argentina
    17. Cueva de las Manos, Perito Moreno, Santa Cruz, Argentina
    18. Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Argentina
    19. Museo Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Argentina
    20. Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
    21. Oficina Postal del Fin del Mundo, Argentina
    22. Presidio de la Cárcel del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
    23. Tren del Fin del Mundo
    24. Faro del Fin del Mundo, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
    25. Barco LM, Canoeros, Canal Beagle, Tierra del Fuego
    26. Alakush, Centro de Visitantes, Parque Nacional Tierra del Fuego
    27. Parque Nacional Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina
    28. Parque Nacional Iguaçú – Brasil
    29. Ciudad Mitad del Mundo. Ecuador
    30. Museo Sitio Intiñan, Camino del Sol, Ecuador
    31. Islas Galápagos, Ecuador
    32. Volcán Cotopaxi, Parque Nacional, Ecuador
    33. Estación Charles Darwin – Islas Galápagos, Ecuador
    34. Isla de Hornos, Chile
    35. Isla de Pascua Chile [varios, ver]
    36. Puerto Williams, Isla Navarino, Chile
    37. Parque Nacional Torres del Paine, Chile
    38. Cafetería El Ovejero, Paso Fronterizo “Avanzada Don Guillermo”
    39. Autoridad Palestina, Israel
    40. Akhzivland, Israel
    41. Triángulo de Oro, Punto Fronterizo entre Tailandia, Laos y Myanmar
    42. Skybar Cloud 47, – Hotel Novotel- Bangkok
    43. Muro de Berlín, Alemania
    44. Potsdamer Platz, Alemania
    45. Checkpoint Charlie, Berlín, Alemania
    46. Oficina de Papá Nöel (Santa Claus), Rovaniemi, Finlandia [Santa Clause, Village en el Círculo Polar Ártico]
    47. Churchill, Canadá
    48. Andorra la Bella, Andorra
    49. Vaduz, Liechtenstein
    50. Montecarlo, Mónaco
    51. Ciudad del Vaticano, Vaticano (?)
    52. Sellos en QR, Sri Lanka
    53. Sellos en QR, Jone Txu, Japón
    54. Estación Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japón
    55. Estación Shibuya Tokio, Japón
    56. Tokyo Tower, Japón
    57. Miradores Norte y Sur del edificio gubernamental de Tokyo, Japón
    58. Torre Kyoto, Kyoto, Japón
    59. Estación de trenes de Kyoto, Kyoto, Japón
    60. Templos en Kyoto, Japón
    61. Ciudad Nikko, Japón
    62. Ciudad de Kamakura, Japón
    63. Castillo de Hiroshima, Japón
    64. Museo de Hiroshima, Japón
    65. Monte Fuji, Japón
    66. Tombouctou, Malí
    67. Esuatini – exSuazilandia –
    68. Islas Mauricio
    69. Gabón
    70. Congo
    71. Libia
    72. Sudán [del Sur, del Norte]
    73. San Marino, San Marino
    74. Coliseo Romano – Roma . Italia
    75. Palacio Magistral, Orden de Malta – Roma- Italia ó La Valetta, Victoria, Malta
    76. Principado de Seborga, Italia
    77. Kosovo
    78. Užupis [Uzupio],Lituania
    79. Christiania, Copenhague, Dinamarca
    80. Conch Republic, Estado de Florida, USA
    81. Poker Creek, Dawson City, entre Alaska [US] y Yukon [CA].
    82. República de Molossia, USA
    83. Gran Cañón, USA
    84. Boston Harbor Islands . Boston, USA
    85. Walt Disney World, Florida, USA
    86. Edificio de Naciones Unidas – New York – USA
    87. Niagara Falls, USA & Canada
    88. Prisión de Alcatraz, San Francisco – USA
    89. Base Guantánamo, [CU]; [USA]
    90. Muralla China, China
    91. Castillo de Brac – Castillo de Drácula, Rumania (?)
    92. Casa de Heidi, Suiza
    93. Jungfraujoch, Suiza
    94. Dorasan Station, Corea del Sur
    95. One Foot island, Aitutaki, Islas Cook
    96. Korea del Norte
    97. Angkor, Camboya
    98. Sultanato de Brunei
    99. Islas Salomon
    100. Groenlandia
    101. Catedral de la Sal, Zipaquirá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
    102. Parque Nacional Tikal, Guatemala
    103. Chichén Itzá, México
    104. Museo de Momias, Guanajuato, México
    105. Hostel Casa Chirripó, “Yo subí al Cerro Chirripó”, Costa Rica
    106. Islas Cayman
    107. Bocas del Toro, Panamá
    108. Guna Yala [x2, ver], Panamá

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