As more and more countries relax visa policies for China, Japan 5-year visa, South Korea 5-year visa, Singapore 10-year visa, United States 10-year visa, Canada 10-year visa, Australia 10-year visa and so on... One problem that comes with this is that adult passports are also valid for 10 years
The valid visa pages of your old passport should never be damaged or clipped
What about the visa when the passport has expired? Will my visa be invalid because my passport has expired? How do you break this time? 1, the valid visa page of the old passport must not be damaged or cut corners Q: The passport has expired, but the old passport still has a valid visa, how to deal with it? A: The valid visa of the old passport should not be damaged or cut off. Of course, tearing off the visa page is absolutely not allowed! When your passport has expired, you have to go to the immigration Bureau to get a new passport. Typically, when an officer invalidates an old passport, he or she uses scissors to cut off a small triangle, usually the entire copy. However, if you still have a valid visa on your passport, you need to ensure the integrity of the permanent visa on your old passport. Be sure to talk to the staff and ask them to keep a certain page or pages of visas that are still valid, and ask them not to cut these valid visas.
2. In some countries, old and new passports can be used at the same time. Q: Is it possible to leave the country smoothly if you keep the old visa intact? A: In some countries, both old and new passports can be used together. On the basis of having retained the valid visa of the old passport, with the new passport and these valid long-term visas in the old passport, is it possible to travel abroad smoothly? Specifically, these visas within the validity period are divided into two situations: one is to allow the old and new passports to be used at the same time as the United States, Japan, and South Korea, but to ensure that the visa on the old passport is intact. The other is like Canada and New Zealand, you need to go to the consulate to do a visa transfer procedure. It is understood that the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea and Australia stipulate that if the old passport has a complete visa page within the validity period, then the old and new passports can be used together, that is, when traveling abroad with the old passport, the new passport and the ticket, you can leave the country smoothly. In either case, take special care not to process the visa on your old passport yourself. It is said that some people have been concerned about the inconvenience of carrying two passports, so they will tear off the valid visa page from the old passport and use it in the new passport, which is absolutely wrong.
3. Transfer the valid visa from the old passport to the new passport Q: If the old and new passports are not allowed to be used at the same time, how can I keep my visa? A: Transfer the valid visa from the old passport to the new passport. 3. Transfer the valid visa from the old passport to the new passport Q: If the old and new passports are not allowed to be used at the same time, how can I keep my visa? A: Transfer the valid visa from the old passport to the new passport. Encounter like Canada, with the old and new passports to leave the country, but also do not give exit, it is recommended that the passport holder transfer the valid visa on the old passport to the new passport, because some airlines may not give boarding because the new passport does not have a visa, and the customs may not give entry and exit. The same goes for New Zealand and Singapore. In this case, it is necessary to go to the country's embassy and consulate for "visa transfer" procedures. In addition to the old and new passport originals, copies of the front and back of the ID card, and copies of the entire household register, New Zealand transfer valid visas also need to fill in a special "1023 application form", the cost is 560 yuan, which can be done in about 3 to 5 working days after submitting to the embassy or consulate. The situation in Singapore is a little different, because Singapore uses electronic visas, but if the old passport expires, the visa must be transferred. According to the visa guidelines of the Embassy of Singapore in China, in this case, you can transfer the valid visa to the valid passport through the designated units and travel agencies of the Embassy and Consulates of Singapore in China. You need to bring the new and old passports, valid visas, two color photos and the completed Form14A. According to the price found on the OTA, The cost of Singapore visa transfer is between 30 and 50 yuan/piece.
4, first change a new passport, and then apply for a long-term visa Q: In order to avoid trouble and sudden situations, is there a more secure way? A: Get a new passport first and then apply for a long-term visa. Many countries only apply for visas valid for Chinese tourists in the past two years, ranging from two or three years to five or ten years. If you do not want to encounter the trouble of passport expiration and visa validity in the future, and you have plans to travel to these destination countries many times during the visa validity period, then the simplest way is to see whether you need to change the old passport according to your own needs, apply for a new passport, and then go to the embassy and consulate with the new passport to apply for a visa.
After the new passport is completed, you can apply for a long-term visa with different validity periods according to the requirements of different countries.