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how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

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how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

Hi im after some advice,

im due to travel to madrid in april but just checked my passport and it runs out in june.

Does anyone know how long do you need on it to travel or will i need to get a new one asap.

thanks in advance.

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1. Re: how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

Assuming you have a British passport, it just needs to be valid when you travel for a trip to Spain

Bristol
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2. Re: how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

yeah it's a british passport,my parents were saying 6 months.lol

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3. Re: how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

Some places need 6 months, but not Spain

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4. Re: how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

That old "six months" chestnut again... no matter what travel forum you go to, there will always be people who tell you (wrongly) that you can't step outside your own country unless your passport is valid six months. I guess that's where your parents must have got their information from...

Some countries - mostly the more exotic ones - require passports to be valid for six months. Some require three (and as a fairly recent change this includes non-EU citizens travelling to Schengen countries).

As a British citizen you can travel to most of the more common destinations - including the USA and Canada - on a passport that is valid just for the duration of your stay.

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5. Re: how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

awesome thank you all.

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6. Re: how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

This doesn't apply to Rusty whose passport will be valid for his/her trip to Spain.

However any UK Passport holder whose passport is coming up to its expiry date can renew it up to nine month in advance - and the remaining validity on the old passport will be transferred to the new one. You don't have to wait until it expires.

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7. Re: how long do do you need on your passport to travel.?

Some cruise companies seem to want longer - not sure why!

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