I am in Nigeria, my passport will expire in 4 months and I have a document to apply for a UK visiting Visa with that passport number.

Should I use it like that or go for another passport. If I choose to get another passport, how will I use it because of the passport number on the about to expired one in the document I want to use for Visa.

  • Have assumed you are a Nigerian citizen and updated the title accordingly, hope that's ok.
    – Mark Mayo
    Jun 20 '14 at 14:59
  • You haven't got the visa yet but only applied for it, is that correct?
    – Relaxed
    Jun 21 '14 at 10:29
  • Possible duplicate of Traveling to the US with new passport, visa on the old one Nov 19 '18 at 14:59
  • The UK prefers that visas be in an unexpired passport and, for some national, that the passport be valid for 6 months beyond the planned departure. With the timing of what you plan, It may be better (and easier) to renew your passport before applying for a UK visit visa.
    – Giorgio
    Nov 19 '18 at 16:16

There are two things you can definitely do:

  • Travel with your visa in the old passport and a new passport at the same time.
  • Pay a fee to transfer the visa from one passport to the other.

So if you do get a UK visa in your current passport, you will in any case be able to travel with that visa and another passport after the first one expires.

I don't know exactly what will happen to the current visa application (e.g. whether you could put the visa in a new passport even though you submitted your old passport's number) but I would keep the old passport in any case.

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