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US State Dept To Cease Adding Pages To Passports

 

 

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Earlier this month the U.S. State Department announced that they will cease adding pages to US passports on January 1, 2016. Previously US passport holders were eligible to add pages up to three times to their passports. This prevented travelers from having to renew their passport when they ran out of visa pages. This program will cease to exist on January 1, 2016. Now, when a traveler has used all of his/her visa pages, they will be forced to renew their passports, thus making their current visas invalid.

 

 

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But you will still be able to get a 52p passport when you renew.

 

Frankly, the passport gets too unwieldy when it gets bigger than that.  I find it easier just to renew regardless of whether it has expired or not.

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If you fill a passport with stamps on all those pages, you can afford a new passport.

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But the new passports will have 52 pages instead of the old 28, like someone else said, if you are able to use up all your passport pages you can afford a new book.

 

Also, where are you getting your info?  The line about " renew their passports, thus making their current visas invalid."  is false.

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Not to go too far off topic, but I just got a 10-year Chinese visa, and my passport expires in 5 years.

 

Anybody have an idea as to what I'll need to do?  I assume I would just carry my old passport which contains the visa, and my new passport, which is valid for transportation.

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Not to go too far off topic, but I just got a 10-year Chinese visa, and my passport expires in 5 years.

 

Anybody have an idea as to what I'll need to do?  I assume I would just carry my old passport which contains the visa, and my new passport, which is valid for transportation.

Yes, that is easiest but alternatively if you want to go through the additional step/hassle then you can get the Visa transferred into your new US passport at a Chinese embassy or some of their larger Consulates.

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Not to go too far off topic, but I just got a 10-year Chinese visa, and my passport expires in 5 years.

 

Anybody have an idea as to what I'll need to do? I assume I would just carry my old passport which contains the visa, and my new passport, which is valid for transportation.

Bring the old passport with visa on it.
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If you fill a passport with stamps on all those pages, you can afford a new passport.

Adding new pages $82

Passport renewal $110

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But the new passports will have 52 pages instead of the old 28, like someone else said, if you are able to use up all your passport pages you can afford a new book.

 

Also, where are you getting your info?  The line about " renew their passports, thus making their current visas invalid."  is false.

 

Not all country’s will take a visa from an expired passport, some will some will not.

 

 

It is not about the cost, it is about the visa hassle.

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If you fill a passport with stamps on all those pages, you can afford a new passport.

Even more so when it's a reimbursable expense from the company, including rush handling and overnight delivery.

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Adding new pages $82

Passport renewal $110

$28 ????

 

Well, get over it coz in another month you'll have to renew if you run out of pages. Elect the 52p option.

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Not all country’s will take a visa from an expired passport, some will some will not.

 

It is not about the cost, it is about the visa hassle.

Never had a problem having a visa issued based on an unexpired visa upon renewal of a nonexpired passport. I use a visa/passport service, so I cannot say much about the hassle - someone else stands in line at the Chinese consulate, not me.

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you get your new passport and then fill out a transfer visa form    Immigration will then transfer it from your old one to new one.   Shit never works well with the embassy, but my new passport and visa transfer went like a charm

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Thanks for the input, guys!  Hopefully I can remember this advice when I go to renew my passport in about 4 years!

 

rcbryce -- that's what I did, too.  I used a company in LA that charged me about $150, but my business paid for it, and it was WELL worth it for me not to have to go to Chinese consulate and fuck with the lines/hassles there (company looked over everything before submission to make certain it was all in order)

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