NewPassport;Unexpired NIGERIA VISA in OLDpassport
Replies: 3 - Last Post: Feb 3, 2012 3:49 AM Last Post By: udo1
Feb 2, 2012 7:29 AM
NewPassport;Unexpired NIGERIA VISA in OLDpassportHas anyone recently ( 2012 or late 2011) entered NIGERIA with a newly issued USA PASSPORT and a still valid NIGERIA ViSA in the old passport? I have to get a new passport because the old has the maximum 2 supplements and full, only 3 pages left
I have the same question about still valid visas for CHINA SURINAME INDIA BRAZIL. The USA Consulate for the question suggests all countries have their own procedures. Thank you!
Feb 2, 2012 8:17 AM
1In 2009 I had a passenger on one of my trips who had a Nigeria visa in his Australian passport that was nearly full. He obtained a new passport in Ghana, obviously with the Nigerian visa in the old full passport (but, however, this passport though full was still valid in terms of the date of issue of the passport).
He then went through Togo and Benin on the new passport, and when entering Nigeria (overland, not via air), we didn't have too many issues explaining the situation.
However, this was with a group of 15 people, and I pushed the Aussie guy further down the line so immigration were pretty tired of us by the time we got him stamped.
It's all about smiling, making good eye contact, a few jokes, positive and confident body language......that should see you through.
Feb 2, 2012 8:30 AM
Thanks...and allllll so true! I think we could co-author a book on little keys to making it around this AmazingWorld! Enjoy and thanks! (the smile didn't help much leaving Lagos recently. The security guy, really macho, found my spoon and said it was illegal. But, have boarded a plane in transit w/o a ticket! and so on...and so forth!)
Feb 3, 2012 3:49 AM
3The question is whether your old passport is still valid. In that case your visa would be valid too.
I am German, and here in Germany, if you apply for a new passport, they make the old one invalid by hole-punching or perforating it. Is this the case with your passport too? Then the visa would be invalid too.
You also have the opportunity to keep your old passport valid by taking the new passport as your second passport. In that case your old = first passport is still valid, provided that its period of validity has not expired.
(4 star Hotel)
From US$289.00 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$399.00 per night
Las VegasBook now
(3 star Hotel)
From US$94.00 per night