Do I need to have 6 months remaining on my (or my child's) passport to visit France and Spain now that we've reached an agreement on Brexit? According to the government, "you'll need at least 6 months left on an adult or child passport to travel to most countries in Europe (except Ireland)." Does this mean that if I was about to start my journey and found out I only had 5 months left on my passport, I couldn't go?
The answer is no. The fact that you might not be allowed to enter certain countries doesn't affect your ability to travel with a short-term passport.
In fact, there are cases where people have travelled with less than six months' left on their passport. For example, one man had only five months left when he traveled to South Africa. He told us that neither of these situations caused him any problems while he was there.
It's also worth mentioning that if you do require a full six months' validity on your passport for other reasons, such as working or studying abroad, then it's easy enough to extend it.
As in France, you must guarantee that your passport and the passports of your children have at least 6 months validity. Adult and child passports should have at least 6 months validity left from the date of travel, according to official UK government recommendations.
However, it is possible to buy short-term travel insurance if you are planning on visiting France for a few weeks or more. Short-term policies usually cover visits of up to one year and are easy to find online or through travel agents. They usually cost between $15 and $50 depending on the level of coverage you require.
For longer stays, consider buying an annual policy. These can be bought online or from many high street providers. Annual policies include cover for all claims made during the duration of the policy. So if you needed surgery after being mugged, for example, the surgeon would not need to worry about whether your passport was valid as there would be no expiry date to worry about.
If you are in any doubt about the validity of your passport, you should contact the French embassy or consulate in your home country before you travel. They can tell you how long your passport should last and what documentation you will need upon arrival in France.
To travel to most European countries, you must have at least 6 months remaining on your adult or child passport (not including Ireland). If your passport does not have enough time left on it, you must renew it before traveling. Sign up for GOV.UK email updates. Follow us on Twitter. Friend us on Facebook. Read our blog posts.
Yes, you must guarantee that your passport and the passports of your children have at least 6 months validity. Adult and child passports should have at least 6 months validity left from the date of travel, according to the UK government's international travel website. You can extend the passport period by applying for a new passport book or by using the old one as a guide while in Europe.
Before you schedule your vacation, make sure your passport is still valid for travel, and renew it if it does not have enough time left on it. However, this rule is not always enforced. If there's a problem with the page of your passport where the expiration date is recorded, a border agent may let you go in order to avoid making an arrest. However, if they find out that you've skipped a page later when you try to enter Canada or the United States, you'll be asked to update your information.
In addition to regular passports, some countries also require their citizens to carry special identification cards known as "diplomatic" or "official" passports. These are issued to citizens of certain other countries who seek to move freely around Croatia without having to show their passport every time they leave their hotel room or apartment.
Diplomats' passports are different from ordinary ones in terms of design, data pages, and photo quality. They usually feature white space on a black background, which makes them easy to scan. The photos used by embassies for the printing of diplomatic passports are taken under strict conditions; often against a white background with only a small part of a person visible in order to protect privacy.
Validity of a passport Check that your passport is valid for at least three months after the day you want to depart Spain or any other Schengen nation. Younger than ten years old? Get a passport card instead.
Identity documents Requirements to travel by air, sea or land Within the EU: A photo ID page with information about yourself. Non-EU citizens: A birth certificate or equivalent document to prove who you are.
Passports should be valid for at least three months after the intended date of return to ensure enough time to apply for an extension. If you don't reach this deadline, you may be denied access to Europe.
Extensions Extensions can be applied for at any European Commission office in member states. The cost is $15 USD for a single extension and $25 for multiple extensions (maximum 90 days). Payment must be made by bank transfer or credit card. Email photos supporting your request along with your full name and nationality to [email protected]
Renewals You can renew your passport at any embassy or consulate office in Spain for no charge. There is also a fee to cover the cost of processing the application ($110 for adults, $85 for children under 18).