What happens to your current visa when you renew your passport?

Q & A ForumWhat happens to your current visa when you renew your passport?
Kapila asked 1 month ago

Hi All,
I browsed through the FAQ’s and didn’t see this particular question, which is relevant to me. 
I need to renew my Australian passport. Once I do that, what happens to the current visa in my old passport? 

  • Do I need to transfer the visa into the new passport? 
  • Or do I carry both passports when I am traveling/banking/etc? 

The embassy will give me a letter, linking the two passports, which should be easy (fingers crossed) when updating my details at the Tax Bureau / Bank / Phone. 
Any advice anyone has, would be greatly appreciated. 
Cheers. 

1 Answers
ShanghaiExitEntry Staff answered 1 month ago

Yes, you’d wanna visit an exit-entry bureau as soon as you can with both passports to transfer the visa to the new passport. 
 
Good luck!
Just Another Expat

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