UK visa stamped on damaged passport

#1 Aug 10th, 2017, 23:58
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I have a valid 6 month business visit UK visa stamped on my Damaged passport (which i try to glue it as cover was coming off)

As i have some time for trvael, i got the new passport and cancelled was mark on old passport

Now the sistuation is I have a new passport and visa is stamped on my damaged passport (glued one). The old passport is all intact except for cover. Photo, passport number, lamination and personal details are all intact

Can you please let me know If i can travel on the new passport along with UK visa which is on damaged passport,
#2 Aug 11th, 2017, 12:48
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I only know this going to India. My guess is that both passports must be carried together. If the visa itself is damaged then it may be another thing. I carry my passport in a plastic baggie at all times in case I do something impulsive like jump in the river. Sigh of relief when I remember it is in such..
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Yes, you will have to carry both passports joined together using a rubber band.

The stampings will be done on the new passport after verifying visa.
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It is not clear, but I assume the OP is travelling to UK from India, rather than the other way...?

I would expect that you will face a longer than usual interview at the UK immigration desk...

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I would too.
Glued passport? I've seen UK immigration guys taking a magnifying glass to passport edges looking for glue.

I'd be a little nervous, even though your new, pristine passport should settle everything.

What's the alternative? I don't know if UK transfers visas from old passports. I have a hunch they make you apply for a new one, but I just don't know.

Good luck. If everything else about you, and your reason for visit, etc, ties up and you look good to them, all will be fine.
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If you have time, pay the fees and have it transferred to the new passport.
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nycank, even then they will have to carry all the old passport to visa office and the immediate past passport during their journey.

Norms say, one should not apply glue in a passport to fix anything, though staplers are acceptable...
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I hate to be bleak on this one, but how about getting on the plane in India?

The airline check-in staff are going to be extremely nervous about any factor which might cause denial of entry at the destination. Their powers are not enshrined in law and regulation: they are simply... able to stop you getting on their aircraft.
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even then they will have to carry all the old passport to visa office and the immediate past passport during their journey
With the visa in the new passport, I don't see any problem with the old one: damaged, stuck together... yes, that is why the new one.

NB... I am not an experienced traveller. On the other hand, I have taken my Indian wife to UK so I have seen how it is in the foreign channels and... even as British citizen, I don't feel welcome when I go alone through my own UK-citizen channel. I want my tax back!
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I hate to be bleak on this one, but how about getting on the plane in India?

The airline check-in staff are going to be extremely nervous about any factor which might cause denial of entry at the destination. Their powers are not enshrined in law and regulation: they are simply... able to stop you getting on their aircraft.

With the visa in the new passport, I don't see any problem with the old one: damaged, stuck together... yes, that is why the new one.

NB... I am not an experienced traveller. On the other hand, I have taken my Indian wife to UK so I have seen how it is in the foreign channels and... even as British citizen, I don't feel welcome when I go alone through my own UK-citizen channel. I want my tax back!
As a British passport holder of Indian origin, usually I don't have too much trouble. Though one time I was detained for about half an hour while they checked and rechecked my passport. I ended up showing them my previous British passport, UK driving lisence and NI card.

I can't be sure but I think it may have something to do with my brown skin.
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