chris said:I'm afraid this is all very confusing. I was hoping to hear from ARGENTINE passport holders who have a TEN YEAR VISA to enter the US. My understanding is that the Argentine government KEEPS the old passport (unlike the US govt) when they give you a NEW passport. If so, WHAT does the Argentine passport holder do about the visa in the expired passport? The passport expired but not the visa. ANYONE out there who has had this problem? COULD I HEAR FROM SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE FIRST HAND INFORMATION? Speculation doesn't help. This is an important issue. Thanks.
All cases can be different; however, my Argentine wife has a 10 year U.S. visa in her “old” Argentine passport. When that Argentine passport expired in 2009, she was issued a “new” Argentine passport and retained her “old” Argentine passport. She now simply has to travel (to the U.S.) carrying her valid "new" Argentine passport and her expired "old" Argentine passport containing her valid U.S. visa. She has been doing this successfully for years, no problems.
However, remember, all cases can be different. What’s up with the “attorney” recommending lying about passports, etc.????