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1. Posted by xAx (Budding Member 38 posts) 6y

Hi there

I am on a rtw in August, doing the Southern Hemisphere. Have just worked out that I need 14 blank passport pages for Africa alone, I have 14 exactly which means my passport runs out before I get to Aus/South America. Does anyone know how I go about getting a new one? Can I get a new one but still use my old one until it is finished? Do any of the details change like passport number/place of issue as I have already given these details to my overland company etc..

Any help will be mega appreciated

2. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 6y

You might want to contact your local passport office and see what they tell you. If any of the countries stamp visas in rather than putting a sticker on the page taking up the entire blank page, then some countries stamp visas in on pages with other countries stamps on. On one page of my passport I have got a Malaysian and Thailand visa stamped in and out on the same page. I have also got a page which has a Chile visa, Belize visa and then a Mexico visa all on the one page all stamped in and out of the country. I was starting to worry abut running out of pages as well until they started to do that.

3. Posted by sacmike03 (Budding Member 60 posts) 6y

You can get extra pages added to your passport...it should be free except for shipping. Just check the website for passports depending on your country

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 6y

Quoting sacmike03

You can get extra pages added to your passport...it should be free except for shipping.

Not sure how many countries offer that, many don't.

5. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

You need to contact the embassies/consulates that your entering on your rtw trip. They will tell you (as already mentioned) about the stapled in extra pages. Many people have them and it rarely causes any hassle, as long as the visa/entry permit is stapled in to the passport. After all, the country you're entering will know whether it's good or not.
Shouldn't be much of a problem, if at all.

6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

Quoting mojorob

Quoting sacmike03

You can get extra pages added to your passport...it should be free except for shipping.

Not sure how many countries offer that, many don't.

It's not possible with British passports, annoyingly. I have just had to get a new one as mine was full, and I ordered a bumper 48- page one this time!

7. Posted by flyingbob (Inactive 842 posts) 6y

Quoting bex76

Quoting mojorob

Quoting sacmike03

You can get extra pages added to your passport...it should be free except for shipping.

Not sure how many countries offer that, many don't.

It's not possible with British passports, annoyingly. I have just had to get a new one as mine was full, and I ordered a bumper 48- page one this time!

I have had extra pages stapled into my UK passport (same one) and stamped with visas (due to my passport being full) in Morocco and Malawi on two seperate trips abroad.
Neither of them were questioned on return to the UK, nor when departing from LHR or MAN.

8. Posted by Ofelia (Respected Member 142 posts) 6y

It depends- although most African countries will slap in a whole-page visa, they often stamp the same page (leaving the page opposite free) Some countries also do a stamp, not a paper visa nowadays. At the Ugandan bordern they asked me if I wanted a stamp or a sticker. Which African countries are you visiting?

Also, unless you are visiting Suriname and the Guyanas, South American countries are stamp-only, no stickers, so providing you have a bit of space between your current stamps, they should fit, unless you zig-zag the borders every week :) and to my experience most border agents are pretty good if you ask them to stamp a particular page to leave space for visas.

9. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3713 posts) 6y

Quoting flyingbob

Quoting bex76

Quoting mojorob

Quoting sacmike03

You can get extra pages added to your passport...it should be free except for shipping.

Not sure how many countries offer that, many don't.

It's not possible with British passports, annoyingly. I have just had to get a new one as mine was full, and I ordered a bumper 48- page one this time!

I have had extra pages stapled into my UK passport (same one) and stamped with visas (due to my passport being full) in Morocco and Malawi on two seperate trips abroad.
Neither of them were questioned on return to the UK, nor when departing from LHR or MAN.

Bob - do you mean that the extra pages were stapled in as you got to the borders?

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