I know there have been similar questions as listed below.
- Is B1 visa in perfect condition valid on old damaged passport?
- Traveling with a new passport and valid US Visa on a damaged old passport?
- Traveling to the US with new passport, visa on the old one
My question is for a specific type of damage which I believe requires a separate consideration.
My old passport binding and booklet is separated. Though it is separated, I have both with me. Apart from this there are no other issues. The passport first 2 pages, last 2 pages and US visa is absolutely readable without any issues.
I have applied for a fresh passport as I'm not allowed to travel in damaged passport.
Is it okay to travel to US from India by carrying the new passport and old passport(which has US visa) with binding off?
I'm in a dilemma because I read the following FAQ Question and Answer in US Embassy website.
Question: My passport has expired or been damaged. However, I still have a valid U.S. visa in the passport. May I use the visa?
Answer: If the photo page on your passport has been damaged (e.g. has become detached, or looks like it may become detached, from the rest of the passport), please apply for a new visa in a new passport, submitting both the damaged and new passport in support of your application.
In my case, photo page is not torn/separated from the rest of the passport pages but separated from the outer binding.
It would be really helpful if someone with a similar situation travelled successfully without any issues reply.