New visa in different passport whilst in India

#1 Nov 14th, 2017, 11:58
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Hi, I'm currently working in India on a Business visa, as a UK national. My current visa is due to expire in early January, but I'm not due to leave India until Jan 31st. Obviously this would normally be an issue.

However, I have 2 UK passports (both valid) and have been granted a new business visa in my 2nd UK passport. This passport is being sent over to India for me to collect. In theory, this should mean that I can stay in India beyond January 10th (current visa expiry), as my new visa is valid until the end of 2018?

Will I have any problem leaving India using the passport I entered on, if I can show them the new visa, despite it being in a different passport?
#2 Nov 14th, 2017, 13:04
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Just take a trip over christmas break to nearby country like SL or Nepal and come back on the second passport. It's better to be safe than sorry.
#3 Nov 14th, 2017, 13:08
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Technically, your current visa is invalid. Without going into mishagash, IVFRT (Immigration, Visa and Foreigners Registration & Tracking), if I am not mistaken indexes on your name (which has a Unique Identification Number)

Frankly no one knows the ramification post implementation of IVFRT on resolving discrepancies.

Don't get into a mess

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