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Old Mar 17th 2007, 4:06 pm
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I have just got a new British Passport from the Washington Consulate because my old one was full of stamps but had not expired (I travel too much I know), they (the consulate) have returned my old passport but cut the corners off the front and pack covers. My US L1 visa is in the old passport and is valid for another 2 1/2 years. Do I now have to carry both passports when I travel?
There is no mention in my new passport to my old passport number (maybe its in that chip they now have in the back page). Many years ago I had the same thing happen with 2 passports and they some how officially tied the 2 together with a ribbon and an official seal holding the 2 passports together, this time nothing.
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Old Mar 17th 2007, 4:22 pm
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I. Do I now have to carry both passports when I travel?
Yes !!
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Old Mar 17th 2007, 4:37 pm
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I have just got a new British Passport from the Washington Consulate because my old one was full of stamps but had not expired (I travel too much I know), they (the consulate) have returned my old passport but cut the corners off the front and pack covers. My US L1 visa is in the old passport and is valid for another 2 1/2 years. Do I now have to carry both passports when I travel?
There is no mention in my new passport to my old passport number (maybe its in that chip they now have in the back page). Many years ago I had the same thing happen with 2 passports and they some how officially tied the 2 together with a ribbon and an official seal holding the 2 passports together, this time nothing.
Any advise appreciated
You can present your old passport with valid visa along with your new passport. I did this with my B1/B2 before. If you don't want the hassle you can advise the US embassy or USCIS that you've lost your visa ( i.e. lost your old passort ) and apply for a replacement.

I went out and bought a passport holder that held 2 passports and never forgot to take both with me.

It's a good idea to have photocopies of both Bio page and visa anyway and if you loose your passport or it gets stolen you can get another much easier.

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Old Mar 17th 2007, 4:51 pm
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Just staple the two together for god's sakes. That's what most people do.
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Old Mar 18th 2007, 8:41 pm
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Just staple the two together for god's sakes. That's what most people do.


or simply use a black marker to write "US VISA" on any page of your new passport......you could also make your very own US Embassy out of some sticky back plastic, toilet roll tubes and an old washing-up bottle !
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Old Mar 19th 2007, 12:06 am
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