Is a passport that was issued less than 10 years ago and expires less than 5 years from the date of travel valid for travel to Spain? | LawHive - Solicitors & Lawyers Online
Is a passport that was issued less than 10 years ago and expires less than 5 years from the date of travel valid for travel to Spain?
Advice please as confused about my passport expiry. I Am travelling to Spain on the 1st June 2022 My passport was issued on 30th August 2013 and expires on November 2023. I have read something about being issued less than ten years on date of travel that it’s not valid. I hope I’m just confused and someone can please put my mind at rest.

George Buckley

15th April 2022

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NQ to travel to the EU your passport needs to be less than 9 years and 9 months from issueon the day you return. Now some airlines are stating it needs to be less than 9 years and 6 months from issue are needed for when you return so be careful you check what the airline is asking for as well. So with yours will be fine

Jeanne Metts

16th April 2022

NQ it is important to note it is only the EU that ignores extra time added to the passport. If you go elsewhere like USA passport can be used up to the expiry date

Jeanne Metts

16th April 2022

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Admin

16th April 2022

NQ. The rule is that the date of travel must be within 9 years and 9 months of the date of issue. See https:// www.bbc.co.uk/ news/ uk-england-hamps hire-61202948

Cary Brown

16th April 2022

NQ. There’s two issues with passports. Now we’ve left the EU, it no longer recognises our extra time - so for Europe, your passport now expires in the August 2023, not November, as it can only be valid for ten years. Then you need to have either 3 or 6 months left on it on the date you return, depending on country/ airline, but you’ll be fine on that front, unless you’re planning to stay until next February 🙂

Florence Evensen

16th April 2022

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16th April 2022

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