HI, i am currently living in Jordan and came into Jordan using my US passport. i also own another country passport which i just recently applied in June. This second (not US) passport has not been used, no stamps in it.
At border crossing, i am trying to avoid stamps in my US passport - which i use to travel almost everywhere. Reason is i may very well travel to Arab countries using this passport in future - especially the United Emirates where i used to live.
Technically, i can present my second passport at border crossing and have them stamp it, hence i avoid using my US passport. i will be returning Jordan via border crossing so would use the same (second passport) passport and have the Israeli and jordanian immigration stamp in it. I read earlier in separate posts on "passports" that i need to make sure both sides - Israel AND Jordan border immigration do not leave stamps in my US passport otherwise this will leave trails for my presence going through these crossings. So, thats why i elect to use my non US passport.
Question: will they be wondering how did i get into Jordan - since my second passport is brand new and dosent has any stamps in it? or is it pretty common immigration see new passports since i know many Americans apply a second passport to go to israel?
i guess i can say i lost the old one and this is a replacement - hence no stamps. but the (second) passport is issued in June. this would imply i have been travelling in jordan for 3 months! does that make sense?
is showing them both my US and second passport and ask them to please stamp on the second passport an idea i should entertain?