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Hi.

my UK passport expired this month and today i just got a new one.

The old passport has a US Visa on it and I got that issued in Aug of 2011.

Given that the old passport is expired, can I still use the US visa? Or do I need to apply for a new visa for the new passport?

I really hope I dont need to apply for a new US visa :( (it's a B1/B2 visa)

Thanks

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Hi.

my UK passport expired this month and today i just got a new one.

The old passport has a US Visa on it and I got that issued in Aug of 2011.

Given that the old passport is expired, can I still use the US visa? Or do I need to apply for a new visa for the new passport?

I really hope I dont need to apply for a new US visa :( (it's a B1/B2 visa)

Thanks

Hopefully this DOS link will provide some useful information for you.

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Hi.

my UK passport expired this month and today i just got a new one.

The old passport has a US Visa on it and I got that issued in Aug of 2011.

Given that the old passport is expired, can I still use the US visa? Or do I need to apply for a new visa for the new passport?

I really hope I dont need to apply for a new US visa :( (it's a B1/B2 visa)

Thanks

No problem. The State Department recognizes that this problem sometimes occurs. I myself was in this situation a few years back. My passport expired whilst my visa was still current. It is acceptable to apply for a new passport and when you enter the United States, present your new passport as well as your expired passport with the visa in it.

Information on this issue can be found at http://travel.state.gov/visa/questions/questions_1253.html#7 (i've copied the relevant answer here to save you time.

Q: My old passport has already expired. My visa to travel to the United States is still valid but in my expired passport. Do I need to apply for a new visa with my new passport?

A. No. If your visa is still valid you can travel to the United States with your two passports, as long as the visa is valid, not damaged, and is the appropriate type of visa required for your principal purpose of travel. (Example: tourist visa, when your principal purpose of travel is tourism). Both passports (the valid and the expired one with the visa) should be from the same country and type (Example: both Uruguayan regular passports, both official passports, etc.). When you arrive at the United States port of entry (POE) the Customs and Border Protection Immigration Officer will check your visa in the old passport and if s/he decides to admit you into the United States they will stamp your new passport with an admission stamp along with the annotation "VIOPP" (visa in other passport). Do not try to remove the visa from your old passport and stick it into the new valid passport. If you do so, your visa will no longer be valid.

I hope this brightens your day!

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no you dont need a new visa, the visa in the old passport is still valid, i had that issue at one point too, when i travel i had to take both the old and new passport with me


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