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I am an Indian citizen and my passport will expire in 2021. I am planning on moving to US for my Masters in 2019, for my VISA application will I face any problems as my passport will expire before i complete my MS which is a two year program. Most of my other colleagues have received a 5 year VISA, will i be able to receive the same.

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There's no need to renew your passport early, nor do you need to apply to transfer your visa to a new passport. You can travel using a valid visa in an expired passport as long as you carry both old and new passports.

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An afterthought: this applies specifically to US visas. Visas for other countries may need different treatment.

  • Thanks Just one more thing will I still get a student visa for 5 years for US – Shirley Dsouza Oct 14 '18 at 10:07
  • I don't know for sure but I'd guess not since "Foreign students in the United States with F visas must depart the United States within 60 days after the program end date listed on Form I-20" (Source). You're on a two year program, which implies leaving shortly after the two years is up. – user79658 Oct 14 '18 at 10:21

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