Ran out of visa pages for passport
May 6, 2016 5:06 PM   Subscribe

I ran out of visa pages for my US passport. Visa center has my passport. Do I need to get the passport back before I apply for a new one? Is there any way I can quickly get extra visa pages added rather than getting a brand new one?
posted by pravit to Travel & Transportation (7 answers total)
 


Is there any way I can quickly get extra visa pages added rather than getting a brand new one?

Not any more, but you can apply for a 52-page replacement.
posted by holgate at 5:11 PM on May 6, 2016


State department halted adding of extra pages this year see here.

You'll need your passport back if you want to renew by mail. If time is tight and you can't get your passport back in time you might to have apply in person via emergency service (see here)
posted by Karaage at 5:12 PM on May 6, 2016


I'm gonna go in person, just want to know if I need my old (non expired) passport in hand, considering it isn't actually lost. I need the new passport ASAP.
posted by pravit at 5:14 PM on May 6, 2016


Yes, you need your passport in hand. Your existing passport will be destroyed and replaced with a new one.
posted by DarlingBri at 5:30 PM on May 6, 2016


(In the US you will get your old passport back, with holes punched in it and "cancelled" stamped on it. It will come back to you by mail, under separate cover from your new one, often somewhat slower.)
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 5:39 PM on May 6, 2016 [5 favorites]


Just FWIW I mailed my US passport for non-expedited renewal last month and they got the new one to me in exactly 2 weeks. The cancelled passport came back 3 days after the new one.
posted by TwoStride at 6:31 PM on May 6, 2016


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