Proof of entering Portugal if using eGates?

US citizens can enter Portugal using eGates instead of going through the normal visa line.

Does using the eGate mean there’ll be no stamp in the passport?

If so how do you prove legal entry, or duration of stay in Portugal?

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Boarding pass would suffice

I’ve used e-gates at Lisbon and Porto on my last 2 visits and after the electronic bit you present your passport to a real person behind a desk who stamps it both coming and going.


The eGates were added for arrival after we last arrived in Portugal, but before we departed. I can confirm that upon departure, they still examined and stamped our passport after we cleared the e-gate.

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