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#1 Jun 29th, 2018, 16:41
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My 10 year Visa expires next year, passport is valid for another 8 years.
Must I return to the USA to get a new 10 year multi entry Visa?

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#2 Jun 29th, 2018, 18:29
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Query is not clear.

Which visa you are carrying: Indian visa issued by Indian Embassy to visit India or US visa issued by US Embassy to visit US?
#3 Jun 29th, 2018, 20:48
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As far as I know, and I may be wrong here, you can get a short duration visa but not a ten year one without going back to US.
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The OP seems to be talking about the 10-year multiple entry Indian visa. She/he cannot obtain another 10-year multi-entry visa inside India.

Also, it seems like that's what the OP is currently on. The query does suggest the question of how long the OP has been in India, as the length of contiguous stay is limited.
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Originally Posted by jituyadav View Post As far as I know, and I may be wrong here, you can get a short duration visa but not a ten year one without going back to US.
An old hand told me the other day he renews his US-to-India visa and his US passport without leaving India, but I don't know how many years validity he gets when he does so.
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Well I'll have a year to work on that!
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Originally Posted by kathill View Post An old hand told me the other day he renews his US-to-India visa and his US passport without leaving India, but I don't know how many years validity he gets when he does so.
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Still, its only 180 days residence right.?
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Originally Posted by edwardseco View Post Still, its only 180 days residence right.?
My suspicion is that he holds an Entry visa and a Residency Permit, so he would not be subject to the 180-day limit. He's been living here for decades, through many sets of gov't rule changes. At one point he got stuck in Kathmandu for a few weeks due to mysterious visa issues, but was able to iron it out. He has not had a home anywhere else all this time.
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You put that so beautifully. It covers so much depth it was a pleasure to read. The usual way for the work around for the OP was to send the passport utilizing a friend in the US to manage the visa process. They seem to have some idea of this because the process in the US now includes submission of a utility bill or such. I couldn't see a purpose for that before. Interesting. Of course, good OCR..
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It used to be possible to enter with the old visa by presenting the old passport containing the visa along with the new passport. It certainly was possible with the old PIO Card, and I think it will be possible with the OCI card, But there is also a "transfer of visa to new passport" process available, so maybe they require that.
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You can still enter with your valid visa in an expired passport and your new passport. Or save the trouble of carrying two passports and have the old visa transferred to the nrw passport at the embassy or consulate.

But interesting as that is, it's not very helpful to the OP, who faces the reverse problem, with his visa expiring before his passport.

Indian missions outside the US do have discretion to issue Americans those 10-year visas, but you will have to look long and hard to find one willing to exercise that discretion.
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Originally Posted by zif View Post Indian missions outside the US do have discretion to issue Americans those 10-year visas, but you will have to look long and hard to find one willing to exercise that discretion.
Based on the grilling I've received on my last two encounters at the immigration desk that discretion might become more aggressive. There seems to be concern about frequent visitors working in India on a tourist visa. That might also be due in part to the Trump administration's restrictions on H-1B visas.


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