I have 2 passports (one expired with a valid visa and one other passport valid); while booking a ticket, which passport number should I put in?

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You use the passport number of the valid unexpired passport. The passport is the premier travel document. The expired passport is carried along just to provide evidence of the previously issued valid visa


Extensive personal experience with similar scenario while visiting different countries.

  • ^did you counter any problem by traveling with multiple passports? – Hadi Mouhamad Nov 19 at 16:25
  • No. Why should I? It is normal. – Honorary World Citizen Nov 19 at 16:29
  • I was just wondersing because this is my first time traveling and I'm little bit anxious – Hadi Mouhamad Nov 19 at 17:17
  • You don't need to be anxious - it is a very common occurrence (to the point where people I know have traveled with more than two passports). – osuka_ Nov 19 at 18:35
  • One more question.. i have no experience in travelling. So the passprt is clipped (old one) but the visa is not. It is basically new. Does that affect? – Hadi Mouhamad Nov 19 at 19:03

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