Take the 2-minute tour ×
Travel Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for road warriors and seasoned travelers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have a valid American visa lasting till June 2015 but my current passport expires in June 2013.

Does the American embassy transfer visas onto renewed passports or am I expected to travel with the old one?

share|improve this question
    
Incredible that they would grant a visa that is valid longer than your passport! Is this normal? I've never heard of it. –  trideceth12 Feb 9 '13 at 14:07
    
@trideceth12 They never care of the passport expiry! they care about it at entry time only.. visa is granted for YOU not for the passport.. –  MeNoTalk Feb 9 '13 at 15:08
    
@trideceth12: It is normal. –  user102008 Jul 17 at 18:33

2 Answers 2

Your embassy should be able to endorse the two passports for you. It's really easy. You just have to tell them to please endorse two passports together because you still have a valid US visa.

My mom has done that for years.

share|improve this answer

Here's what to do:

  • Renew your passport.
  • Ask the authorities to give you back the old passport, mark the visa page so they do not clip it. If they clip it then the visa is invalid.
  • Whenever you want to travel to the US, take the old passport with you along with your new passport. Show them both.

Having the visa in another passport does not affect it by any means, as long as the page with the visa is not clipped. I have my own US visa in the old passport and things are fine.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.