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Passport validity

Postby Torrox_campo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:31 pm

Happy New Year to all at A.com.
I have a little question and the answer will help decide to apply for a new passport now or later on.
I plan to go to our house in Spain at the end of January and return to the UK in the middle of May.
My UK passport expires on 30th July 2019.
Would there be problem at the borders as my passport has only two and half months to run?
Thank you for any advice.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Manchesteral » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:48 pm

2½ months from which date ?

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Re: Passport validity

Postby costakid » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:51 pm

in the unlikely event of a no deal 2.5 months wouldn't be acceptable. 6 months is the rule for an EU member.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Lavanda » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:23 pm

My (limited) advice would be to get a new passport and then you'll have no worries.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Torrox_campo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:34 pm

Manchesteral wrote:2½ months from which date ?

As of the 1st January my passport still has 7 months.
As end of January my passport still has over 6 months.
When I leave spain for UK my passport will have two and half months left to run.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Torrox_campo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:37 pm

costakid wrote:in the unlikely event of a no deal 2.5 months wouldn't be acceptable. 6 months is the rule for an EU member.

Thank for your comment. When I go to Spain I have still more than 6 months. It's when I return to the UK it will have two and half months left.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Torrox_campo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:39 pm

Lavanda wrote:My (limited) advice would be to get a new passport and then you'll have no worries.

Thank for your comment.
I have sent an email to UK - Spain visa office and waiting for the answer.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby costakid » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:41 pm

its a bit of a grey area because when you travel we are in the EU still so you are all legal. When you travel back you will have less than the legal requirement but as you are heading home they are not going to stop you travelling. As the remaining moths are not added to your new passport you may want to Tavel on your old one.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby gerryh » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:09 pm

I believe this is now correct:-
"Time left on an existing passport is added to your new one - up to a maximum of 9 months."
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Re: Passport validity

Postby katy » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:22 pm

I think it stopped in September. used to be added.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby costakid » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:04 pm

gerryh wrote:I believe this is now correct:-
"Time left on an existing passport is added to your new one - up to a maximum of 9 months."
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They have stopped that until Brexit is sorted.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby gerryh » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:30 pm

OK.
It was correct when I applied for a new passport for my Son and Grandson earlier this year.
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Re: Passport validity

Postby Torrox_campo » Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:36 pm

Thank you for all comments. I will report what the consulate advice.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Torrox_campo » Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:37 am

The consulate advice that there are no changes in visa requirements between the EU and UK during the implementation period of 30 March 2019 and 31 December 2020. In the event of any change this will be published on the government website

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Manchesteral » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:02 pm

Torrox_campo wrote:
Manchesteral wrote:2½ months from which date ?

As of the 1st January my passport still has 7 months.
As end of January my passport still has over 6 months.
When I leave spain for UK my passport will have two and half months left to run.


You'll be fine with that !

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Re: Passport validity

Postby elusive » Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:21 pm

Typical when i have just applied for a new passport. Seems they brought the new rule in on the quiet in sept.it was only uncovered by people contacting money saving expert website about their new passports having no added months. All to do with conforming to schengin rules about passports not been valid for more than ten years as machines wont except them. Nice 5% increase for a standard passport

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Re: Passport validity

Postby Lavanda » Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:45 pm

I got a new passport earlier this year to cover the six month rule for a trip to St Petersburg — which never happened in the end. My new passport runs from 23 March 2018 to 23 September 2028. It seems I got in the 'extra' months just in time.

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Re: Passport validity

Postby maureenscot » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:33 pm

Regardless of the rules, some airlines will not accept passports with less than six months


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