luisde8cd
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Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Mon Jan 30, 2006 12:57 pm

Guys,

I currently hold a US Tourist Visa (B1) that is due to expire in MAY-2007. My passport expired and I got a new one. Now every time I go to the USA, I have to carry both passports and inmigration agents usually take longer to let me in when I cross by land to the US from Mexico.

I wanted to know if I can renew that Visa and get it stamped in my new passport. I don't wanna just transfer it because it's too much of a hassle to get it transfered if it is only going to last one more year.

Thanks for your replies,
Luis
 
AR1300
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RE: Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:18 pm

yes, I think.I renew my visa while having the old one.They just stamp it ''cancelled without prejudice'' and issue a new one.


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MD11junkie
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RE: Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:40 pm

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
yes, I think.I renew my visa while having the old one.They just stamp it ''cancelled without prejudice'' and issue a new one.

Didn't you have a Student's VISA and switched to a Tourist one? That would be different I guess.

Luis, it would be wise to call the US Consulate.

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luisde8cd
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RE: Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Mon Jan 30, 2006 9:18 pm

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 1):
yes, I think.I renew my visa while having the old one.They just stamp it ''cancelled without prejudice'' and issue a new one.

Looks like it shouldn't be a problem then.

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 2):
Luis, it would be wise to call the US Consulate.

I would too, but they charge USD 24 for 15 minutes worth of operator time.

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RE: Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:12 am

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 2):
Luis, it would be wise to call the US Consulate.

aha.true

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 2):
Didn't you have a Student's VISA and switched to a Tourist one? That would be different I guess.

yes, indeed.But still I could've used it and got a new one.

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MD11junkie
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RE: Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:32 am

Quoting Luisde8cd (Reply 3):
I would too, but they charge USD 24 for 15 minutes worth of operator time.

We get charged USD 8 for 12 minutes.

Quoting AR1300 (Reply 4):
yes, indeed.But still I could've used it and got a new one

My point was, that you switched types, so basically they issued a new one  Smile.

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RE: Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:51 am

Quoting MD11junkie (Reply 5):
My point was, that you switched types, so basically they issued a new one

gotcha

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RE: Can I Renew My US Visa Before It Expires?

Tue Jan 31, 2006 2:55 pm

Is your MasterCard ok?

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