Argentine passport holders: a question about US visas

chris

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Does anyone know what an Argentine passport holder does if he has a ten year US tourist visa but his passport with the visa expires long before the end of the ten years?
 

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You need to have both passports (old one with the visa and the new one) when traveling.
 

Bajo_cero2

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It means that you lie when you renewal your passport, you should say that you lost it.
 

expatalex

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take no doubts
contact the embassy
BuenosAires-ACS@state.gov
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APPOINTMENTS: to obtain or renew a U.S. passport, a consular report of birth or for a notarial service you need to schedule an appointment. Appointments should be requested through our website at: http://argentina.usembassy.gov <http://argentina.usembassy.gov> . The website lists all the requirements to apply for a new passport, notarial and legalization services.

VISAS: If your query pertains to a visa issue, you will not receive a reply. If you have an inquiry about immigrant visas, loss of resident card/green card, fiancée visa, etc., please write to: BuenosAires-IV@state.gov <mailto:BuenosAires-IV@state.gov> For non-immigrant visa questions (tourism, business, investor, student, and work visas), please refer to: http://argentina.usembassy.gov/contact_us.html <http://argentina.usembassy.gov/contact_us.html> . If you wish to speak to a Visa Information Service representative, please call (011) 4321-1100 (within Argentina) or 1-877-355-0943 (from the United States) to obtain visa information. THE VISA INFORMATION SERVICE IS THE ONLY WAY TO RECEIVE VISA-RELATED INFORMATION OVER THE PHONE. THIS IS A PRE-PAID SERVICE AND YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE A PHONE PIN TO COMPLETE THE CALL. THIS SERVICE COSTS $15.00 USD WITH YOUR VISA OR MASTERCARD CREDIT CARDS, OR $50 ARGENTINE PESOS AT ANY PAGO FÁCIL <http://www.pagofacil.com.ar/espanol/site/donde_pago.php> LOCATION. ONCE THE TRANSACTION IS APPROVED, YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE SERVICE.
 

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expatalex said:
take no doubts
contact the embassy
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APPOINTMENTS: to obtain or renew a U.S. passport, a consular report of birth or for a notarial service you need to schedule an appointment. Appointments should be requested through our website at: http://argentina.usembassy.gov <http://argentina.usembassy.gov> . The website lists all the requirements to apply for a new passport, notarial and legalization services.


If I understand correctly, the question is about Argentine citizens who have an Argentine passport with a 10 year visa to visit the US. I agree about the need to contact the US embassy to know if the "ten year visa" needs to be recorded in the new passport prior to travel.

I sure wouldn't show up at the airport without being sure of the answer.
 

elclandestino

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You just carry both passports and ask not to have your US visa damaged when they void your AR passport

Visa validity and passport validity are separate
 

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My wife has exactly this situation. Bring both passports, the expired one with the visa and the new one. There is no issue as I originally posted.
 

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I insist, when you renewal the argentine passport, they keep your old one. So, you should say that you lost it or you loose your visa.
In my case, I renewal at the consulate abroad and then you have extra 10 years with the same passport. Regards
 

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Yes, they let you keep expired passport pretty much anywhere. But they damage it / void it. I've got a bunch of expired passports, UK and Croatia

They give you a canceled passport back mostly for visa, visa transfer and residence permit transfer purposes

I had B1/B2, F1, L1B, H1B and E1 USA visas in expired or fully stamped passports and traveled easy
 
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