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Old Mar 29, 11, 10:55 pm   #1
 
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Transfer of visa with new passport?

Hi,
I just received a new passport and the passport number has changed.

I was planning on traveling to Bangalore, India carrying the new passport along with the old passport that has the Indian entry visa (business). Will I be OK or would it be better to transfer the visa to the new passport?

Everything in the old and new passport are the same, except my face (older) and the passport number.

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Old Mar 29, 11, 11:51 pm   #2
 
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Since you appear to be in SF (my former home), India's official visa outsourcing firm for its SF Consulate provides information directly on point.

Visa transfer is recommended but not required by Indian immigration authorities. The only requirement is that the names on the old passport and visa must match exactly with the new passport. It seems that passport numbers almost always change when you renew so visa transfer would appear to be optional (but recommended) for you.
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Old Mar 30, 11, 9:48 am   #3
 
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Thanks very much for the response. I am not sure why Travisa recommends this when it seems that it is OK to carry the visa in the old passport with the new passport. I had no issues with other countries and I hear that only Chile is the exception.
So far there does not seems to be any reason to transfer the visa.

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Old Mar 31, 11, 6:04 am   #4
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no need to transfer the visa....just carry the old passport....
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Old Apr 1, 11, 8:53 am   #5
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One downside of not transferring the visa is that you carry your old pass port, and that gives some CBP goons an opportunity to leaf through another passport and be even more imaginative.
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Old Apr 5, 11, 4:48 am   #6
 
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Thanks very much for the response. I am not sure why Travisa recommends this when it seems that it is OK to carry the visa in the old passport with the new passport. I had no issues with other countries and I hear that only Chile is the exception. So far there does not seems to be any reason to transfer the visa.

Thanks again.
I had a Singapore visa on my passport and it clearly said to transfer the visa to a new passport before travel..
But I learn that Singapore now gives e-visa which is not stamped on the passport so am not aware of how this works now..
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Old Apr 5, 11, 5:05 am   #7
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I had a Singapore visa on my passport and it clearly said to transfer the visa to a new passport before travel..
But I learn that Singapore now gives e-visa which is not stamped on the passport so am not aware of how this works now..
that's always been the case with the singapore visa but till date i have never got it transferred....never had a problem either....
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that's always been the case with the singapore visa but till date i have never got it transferred....never had a problem either....
so u travel with new passport and old passport together with visa on old passport even for Singapore where its specifically advised to transfer it to new passport ?
hmmm..
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Old Apr 5, 11, 5:58 am   #9
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so u travel with new passport and old passport together with visa on old passport even for Singapore where its specifically advised to transfer it to new passport ?
hmmm..
currently i have 4 passport booklets with valid visas so i'm forced to carry all of them....i have got 2 additional booklets since i got my latest singapore visa....have been to singapore about a dozen times since then....never had a problem....
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Old Apr 26, 11, 1:10 pm   #10
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currently i have 4 passport booklets with valid visas so i'm forced to carry all of them....i have got 2 additional booklets since i got my latest singapore visa....have been to singapore about a dozen times since then....never had a problem....
whats the rule for a schengen? will they transfer a multiple year multi entry schengen to another passport or is it ok by EU countries to carry in old passport?
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Old Apr 27, 11, 3:50 am   #11
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whats the rule for a schengen? will they transfer a multiple year multi entry schengen to another passport or is it ok by EU countries to carry in old passport?
have made a couple of trips to brussels since i've got my new passport booklet....they had no problems with the visa being on the old passport....
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