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valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

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valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

Noticed on my e-receipt that in the airline info it says must have Valid passport for 6 months from your departure date. My wife and I have our passports expiring in March and we are traveling to Mexico on Feb 1st to the 8th. Are they sticky about this. Should I renew our passports anyway???

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1. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

not valid flying international, I would renew it, you still have time!

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2. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

1 month left - ouch

YES - renew it ASAP

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3. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

I agree, renew it while you have time. Having worked for the airlines, some enforce the 6 mo. rule, some do not. But why risk ruining your vacation?

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4. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

I agree with the others. If your airline says 6 months then I would renew ASAP.

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5. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

DEFINITELY!!!! When we travelled out 2 years ago there was a couple who were nearly refused because their passports ran out JUST after the six months - they had a diary out checking the dates!!!

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6. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

I have just renewed my passport, and received mt new one back within a week.

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7. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

There was another thread on this exact subject a couple of weeks ago. At least one poster confirmed that they were able to travel on a passport that expired in less than six months.

However, since it's stipulated on your e-ticket and you have sufficient time to get your passports renewed (without even having to incur the expense of getting them expedited), why not just do it?

As noted by Robert, the rule may or may not be enforced but personally, I'd wouldn't dream of taking the chance. And remember, having the right documentation is completely, 100% your responsibility. If you get denied boarding over this, the airline doesn't have to compensate you in any way, shape or form. Again, that's absolutely not a gamble that I'd be willing to take.

HTH

Edited: 16 December 2009, 13:24
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thanks everyone, going to renew today,never understood the rule, it should be ok as long as your departure date is before expirey. But cant change the rule but can get a new passport to make it easier.

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9. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

If your going to Mexico

You still can get into the country with your birth Cert. and drivers Lic.

take that along with your pass port

I think US is really sticky on the 6 month rule

when you get back , time to send them in for renewal

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10. Re: valid passport for 6 months from your departure.????????????

Rudi2go - I think the OP is from the UK or Canada, not the US.

Benfica - I'm glad you're getting your passports renewed. I've never understood the rule either and recently renewed my own passport which didn't expire until May 2010. It sucks but, until I rule the world, it's something we just have to put up with, I guess.

With the greatest of respect to Rudi, I don't understand people who are willing to take the risk on something this trivial; the potential downside (being denied boarding and losing all that hard-earned cash) is, IMHO, just waaaaaaay too much of a risk. Maybe I'm just a yellow-bellied chicken who's afraid to live on the edge.

' Course, if Rudi is willing to personally compensate you if you take his advice and get denied boarding, then go for it!!!!!!!!

Edited: 16 December 2009, 14:04