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The HfP chat thread – Saturday 10th October

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We have decided to run this daily chat thread on Head for Points during the coronavirus outbreak.

Historically, the daily ‘Bits’ articles were the de facto repository for random comments and questions.  With the news flow being lighter, we are running fewer ‘Bits’ articles.

The comments under this article are where you should post questions about travel and, indeed, anything else on your mind.  At this tricky time, and given that many of you are at home, we want the HfP community to have a place to chat.

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Comments (189)

  • Paul says:

    Does anybody know about US visas? I have a B1/B2 visa that expires 11 January 2021 and plan to travel to US in August/September (so only a few months will be left on the visa) and wondered if this was ok or if I need to go through the tedious process again?

  • Paul says:

    …and my visa is in an old passport returned to me by the passport agency with the corner cut off!

    • ChrisC says:

      Clipping is pretty standard and unless the visa is very badly clipped will still be valid and you’ll need to take it with you as well as your new passport.

      Personally I’d be contacting the US embassy for firm advice on visas.

      Also if your visa ends in Jan 2021 you won’t be able to use it to travel on in August or September.

    • Chris Heyes says:

      Paul Just apply online for a new visa (not expensive)
      I had a unlimited visa one time (Marathons) but lost it when 10 year passport run out. visa lasts 2 years anyway with good timing

  • Toni says:

    Thanks some great advice. Will have a look at the hotels.