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passport expires but I have a 5 year visa for a foreign country that has 4+ years remaining

by Kara
(Bloomington, MN USA)

Question: My passport expires in August but I have a 5 year visa for a foreign country that has 4+ years remaining.

Will that Visa transfer to my new passport?

Also, will I get my expired passport back in the mail with the new passport?

Answer: Yes, your old passport will be canceled and returned to you with the new passport. You may have to re-apply for the travel visas that is currently in your passport.

Some countries allow you to keep the visa in the old passport. This would require you to travel with both passports. Please contact the relevant foreign embassy or consulate for information.

You can find a list of links to embassies worldwide on the following web page.

Foreign Embassy Links

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