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    New Passport, Visa in Old Passport...

    Dear All!

    I am a bit worried. I have recently got a new Passport from the Swedish embassy in Moscow. At the same time, the old passport was obliterated (holes were stamped into it...). I am now in Moscow on a 3 months business visa.

    The problem is that the business Visa is in the old passport (which is not 'valid' anymore). I will return to Sweden on 21st of May, the last day of the 3-months Visa.

    Can I expect any problems when trying to leave the country, like, that they claim that my Visa is not valid since it is associated with the old passport?

    Do I have to transfer the Visa to the new passport before I leave Russia?

    Thanks in advance!
    Karl

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    Need to transfer visa

    You should contact the Federal Migration Service and have them issue a visa/exit permit in your new passport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kallemo View Post
    Dear All!

    I am a bit worried. I have recently got a new Passport from the Swedish embassy in Moscow. At the same time, the old passport was obliterated (holes were stamped into it...). I am now in Moscow on a 3 months business visa.

    The problem is that the business Visa is in the old passport (which is not 'valid' anymore). I will return to Sweden on 21st of May, the last day of the 3-months Visa.

    Can I expect any problems when trying to leave the country, like, that they claim that my Visa is not valid since it is associated with the old passport?

    Do I have to transfer the Visa to the new passport before I leave Russia?

    Thanks in advance!
    Karl
    Yes you have to transfer the visa into the new passport. I did that, I was told to. This is almost the only country in the world that doesn't accept old valid visas in old passports.

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    The above two posters are right.A mate was in the same situation and didn't transfer the visa,the guys at the border didn't let him leave Russia.

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