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    Removal of unused visa from passport?

    I have a unused Chinese visa in my Australian passport (full page stick on type and stapled), visa issued in Hanoi 3 years ago. The visa is on page 12 of a 34 page passport, the last page used is page 21.

    All the stickyness is gone and the only thing holding it in there is the staple, sooner or later it will fall out.

    Should I stick it or staple it back down? Or remove it? If I remove it will I have problems going thru immigration with a blank page half way thru my used passport.

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    rip it out.

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    Best to stick it back, an unused page in the middle that obviously at one time had something on it is going to look a tad suspicious and may need a lot of explaining at any immigration point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    rip it out.

    Don't leave your passport with CMN

    or, stick it back in

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    rip it out.

    Don't leave your passport with CMN

    or, stick it back in
    Seems like CMN already had his passport in his hands.

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    As the dog said , but i have blank pages in my passport they put the stamp anywhere it is very annoying.

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    Rip it out, shit Ive steamed out glue ins when Ive needed a spare page....never had an issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets
    i have blank pages in my passport they put the stamp anywhere it is very annoying
    why is that? as long as you get a stamp

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    I pull my visas out. The Indonesian ones come out like a dream leaving no residue. Their glue is hopeless

    China visas do use better glue, and removing them can pull a layer from the passport paper - which looks extremely fishy. Removing glue that is left behind is extremely difficult - I tried steaming some off using a kettle once and it made the entire passport shrivel and get water stains. I tell immigration that I dropped it in the bath.

    Japanese visas seem to be stuck with superglue. You can only get them off if you move them almost immediately - as the glue hardens. The Japanese immigration caught me doing this.

    I also move visas around my passport. Eg my current multientry China visa, (which looked awful on its new page, as of course it wasn't flat and pristine anymore - PRC immigration were not impressed - but it was still in order). Moving them to pages where I have had accidents and the paper has come off or on top of a half inked stamp that overlapped a removed Thai visa label.

    In answer to your question - having a free page in the middle of your passport is no problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog
    I also move visas around my passport.
    Interesting idea, I have an old indefinite multi entry for the states, that would be a nice one to move, when I got it it gave you 6 months on arrival and just take a daytrip to barbados for a visa run

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nevets
    i have blank pages in my passport they put the stamp anywhere it is very annoying
    why is that? as long as you get a stamp
    You are right but Thai Im get upset when they have to go backward looking for the stamp.

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    Stick it back in its original place - I had one come out a few years ago and stuck it back on another page - it expired and I went for a new one and went through a load of shit explaining it !!

    That was for Bangladesh but I would imagine they would be all the same !
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Ghost_Of_The_Moog
    I pull my visas out. The Indonesian ones come out like a dream leaving no residue. Their glue is hopeless
    really?

    fookin A, I'm onto it. I'm tried of losing several pages every year to those bastards.

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    On your next trip to immigration, or sooner if you're nearby, have the authorities there recommend a solution. An annotation by them and their stamp partially covering the edge of the Chinese visa should solve the issue. Cheers

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    Pull it out, then leave it inside your passport unattached.

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    ^ The Noodle makes sense . . . best not to discard it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by nevets
    i have blank pages in my passport they put the stamp anywhere it is very annoying
    why is that? as long as you get a stamp
    You are right but Thai Im get upset when they have to go backward looking for the stamp.

    you get upset! they might, but it is their job

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    ^ The Noodle makes sense . . . best not to discard it.

    why not, if you don't need it, bin it

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    If the page it was originally stuck to is pristine then take it out, but keep the visa itself safe in a separate place.

    If there is any trace of that visa remaining on the page then it is best to staple it where it was. Do not use any glue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    why not, if you don't need it, bin it
    Because it is used as a movement tracking system by the authorities. An example:

    I have more than one passport and try to use them equally, in terms of space. Up until a few years ago it was not a problem leaving one country on one passport and entering another country on a second passport and then another on a third.

    I stopped doing that after being pulled over several times and questioned about my travel timeline as they couldn't connect the routes.

    It is not illegal, but they will ask you to use the same passport and will writ remarks in your passport of use . . . not a good thing

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    but he/she didnt use the visa, so its not tracking anything. I reckon bin it. I've already cut out all the old indo and thai visa's that i didnt need.

    pretty much cannot tell if they dont look too closely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    I've already cut out all the old indo and thai visa's that i didnt need.
    Don't believe you. How did you remove them all?

    pretty much cannot tell if they dont look too closely.
    Again, I don't believe you, I don't know about an Indonesian visa, but I know for fact, that all Thai visas which are attached to your passport have a red government stamp which overlaps the visa and passport page. Even if you took the visa out, a good part of the red stamp would be evident in the passport. I think you are full of shit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Don't believe you. How did you remove them all?
    mostly peeled them, had to use a knife on one or two of them to lift them up a bit. but they pretty much all come in the end, apart from one or two, but at least now I have about 20 extra pages i can use.


    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Even if you took the visa out, a good part of the red stamp would be evident in the passport. I think you are full of shit.
    is that O or A or marriage or working ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    I don't know about an Indonesian visa,
    Indo is a big fat piece of paper, same burma., (suppose I could pull them out too)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    is that O or A or marriage or working ?
    Any, like I said, I don't believe you have removed the Thai visas from your passport without being able to easily tell. Lets see some pics of the pages.

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