The Berlin Wall has been down for almost 20 years. However, Checkpoint Charlie, the most famous border crossing between East and West Berlin, is still a major tourist attraction. And, for a fee, you can still get your passport stamped just as you would have if you crossed from East Berlin to West Berlin when the wall was still up.

“Souvenir” passport stamps are also available from popular tourist destinations like Machu Picchu. Plus, tiny countries like Liechtenstein and San Marino may not bother to stamp your passport unless you pay them for the privilege.

Think carefully before you do! Jaunted points out that since US passports are technically supposed to be legal documents that document the countries you’ve been to, fake passport stamps from street vendors at tourist destinations might cause problems at some border crossings. However, “souvenir” passport stamps from actual countries like Liechenstein should be fine.

If you’ve already filled up your passport’s visa pages, you’ll need to make sure you have enough room for additional stamps before you travel out of the country again.Most countries require 2 to 4 blank pages. For more details, see How to Add New Pages To Your US Passport.

Whether you need to add pages, renew your passport or get a brand new one, a private passport expediting company can help simplify the process. You’ll get personal assistance from a trained passport export, as well as speedy processing time, so you won’t have to worry about missing your vacation.

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