The answer to this question seemed so obvious to me before, but now it has been asked, I realize it’s not immediately obvious to everyone, so I’m grateful for the opportunity to address it now…
I have just recently had my employment visa successfully extended. For 2 years.
My passport has been updated with the new visa.
However, it didn’t occur to me at the time to ask if I need to “activate” this new extension by leaving the country before my previous visa expires, and re-entering on the new one.
Indeed, if I do not do this would I be in breach of my previous visa time limit?
Or is it straight forward, no trip outside the country required, and the new visa starts automatically?
I have not changed jobs, and my previous visa still has 3 weeks to go.
All-in-all, a very straight forward extension.
Thanks in advance.
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