Carnet du passage and customs/immigration stamps
I entered the United Arab Emirates from Oman, with my Oman-registered vehicle. My carnet du passage was issued by the Oman Automobile Association; entering the UAE I did not think of showing the carnet and was not asked for it. (I have crossed this border many times before and it’s easy to do this, few formalities.)
I’m about to leave the UAE for Iran, on the Sharjah-Bandar Abbas ferry, and have been told by the shipping company that my carnet will be stamped OUT when leaving this country.
I am somewhat concerned that this will cause a problem with the carnet (because I will have an OUT stamp but no IN stamp). My understanding is that if the CDP is stamped by any particular country, then it must be stamped both IN and OUT, and unless this happens there will be, or can be, a problem with the issuers when it is returned for cancellation.
Please advise. I would like to be clear about this. Thanks.