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My Visa for China is in my expired passport. Can I use it?

Postby AmadeusCho » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 4:22 pm

Hi all!

I have something I need an opinion on.

I recently got a new Aussie passport (the {high!} cost is a discussion for another time!) a few months ago and only just realised that a visa I got for entry to China is in the other passport. If I want to use that visa, do I simply bring both the current, and the expired passports along, or do I need to re apply for a visa to China?

Yeah, I should have thought about this, but it's my first time happening- one to put down as "experience" :)

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Postby Strong Eagle » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 4:31 pm

You'll probably have to go to/call the Chinese visa service center to get that question answered. Their website is silent.

http://www.visaforchina.org/SGP_EN/

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Postby nakatago » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 5:56 pm

FYI (for future reference), some countries don't mind having a still-valid visa on an expired passport. As long as there's a current valid one just bring where the still-valid visa is on. The US, for example, is one.

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Postby durain » Thu, 27 Sep 2012 6:18 pm

a good couple of years ago, i had a special visa on my (then current) old passport and when the passport is up for renewal, i request my old passport to merge with the new. what they do is to stick old and new passport together (with special seal and stamps to go with it). not sure if can be done now.

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Postby AmadeusCho » Sat, 29 Sep 2012 7:30 am

Thank you all for your replies. I think I'll ask the Chinese Embassy/Commission.


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