Q: Can I use a valid regular B1/B2 on an old expired DIPLOMATIC passport with a new valid REGULAR passport?

I have seen mixed answers to questions that relate to valid visa on expired passports, such as must be the same type and other in person answers say that as long as it is a non-diplomatic visa, it should be fine. I can not get my diplomatic passport renewed and must now use a regular passport. Is there anything on the foreign affairs manual that mentions this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Hector E. Quiroga
Hector E. Quiroga
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Las Vegas, NV

A: If you have a valid B1/B2 visa in an expired passport, and you have a valid, unexpired passport, the fact that the visa is in a diplomatic passport in and of itself should have no bearing on your ability to enter the US. The nature of the visa does not change depending on the type of passport. Assuming you are entering for tourism or business, then you should be fine.

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