I have lost my passport (date of issue 2013) so that i get it new passport (date of issue 2017). recently i got my old passport it is still have a validity of 2023. will that create any problem. i need to carry both the passports

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    You would surely have had to declare that your previous passport was lost when you applied for a replacement? Your first passport would have been cancelled when the renewal was issued. Why do you need to carry both?
    – Traveller
    Oct 30, 2018 at 10:27
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    Just get rid of your old passport to avoid potential issues.
    – user58558
    Oct 30, 2018 at 11:03
  • He/She probably has a valid visa in it. Oct 30, 2018 at 12:26
  • INSTANTLY report to the authorities that you have found it. THIS MINUTE.
    – Fattie
    Oct 30, 2018 at 16:54
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    @Fattie For what purpose? Cancelled passports can for obvious reasons usually not be 'reactivated'. In some countries OP may be required to return the passport to the authorities, either for withdrawal or voiding, but not necessarily. At least not INSTANTLY and THIS MINUTE. Indian passport authorities have a list of FAQs regarding lost passports and they do not mention that you have to inform anyone or return the passport if you find it again. Oct 30, 2018 at 18:00

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I don't know why you think you need to carry your old lost-and-found passport. Carrying it is not a problem, but chances are high that you will run into problems if you try to use it for anything meaningful.

Interpol operates a 'Stolen and Lost Travel Documents' database, to which currently 174 countries deliver data. Your old passport is probably recorded in this database. Many countries check against this database on a regular basis when verifying foreign travel documents and if you try to use your old passport at a border crossing or during an in-land id check, chances are real that a red flag is raised and that it will be an issue that you are trying to use a document, which has been reported lost.

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