BLYTH - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 10:32)

As I understand it is not accepted if valid for 6 months or less. I would fill in a form today to get your passport renewed or you will not get to travel.

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mcguire - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 10:44)

Im maybe wrong but i think you have got to have full 6months vaild.check with your local postoffice or phone pastport office as i say i could be wrong .but if i was you i would check asap hope ive been helpfu.

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Taylor - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 11:17)

The obvious answer is to renew it now. You can renew up to nine months before the expiry date without losing anything, your new passport will have 10 years from the expiry date of the old passport.

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Ingle - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 11:19)

You normally have to have 6 months still left on your passport. I recently renewed mine for the same reason. It took one week in my case and your new passportr will be dated to 22 Oct 2018 so you dont lose anything.

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aldrich - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 12:11)

All answers are actually incorrect. There is no such thing as a 6-monnth rule within the EU. As you are visiting France and Italy on this cruise you will be with in the EU. Italy requires that you passport is valid three months beyond length of stay; and Spain requires that EU nationals are only required to produce evidence of their EU nationality and identity in order to be admitted to any EU Member State. This evidence can take the form of a valid national passport or national identity card. Either is acceptable. Passports held by EU nationals need only be valid upon entry to and exit from Spain.

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mcguire - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 15:53)

You do have to have more than 6months on passpor.

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mcguire - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 15:53)

You do have to have more than 6months on passpor.

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mcguire - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 17:02)

Im sorry printed 2 did not think it done it allread.

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Aldrich - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 18:20)

I'm sorry but you are all incorrect. For Spain your passport just has to be valid - same for any EU country. EU nationals are only required to produce evidence of their EU nationality and identity in order to be admitted to any EU Member State. This evidence can take the form of a valid national passport or national identity card. Either is acceptable. The FCO website states "A valid British passport must be held for entry to and exit from Spain. There is no minimum passport validity requirement but you should ensure that your passport is valid for the proposed period of your stay." The 6-month rule is a myth perpetuated by Travel Agents so they do not have to learn the various rules for each specific country.

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Harmon - Answered a Question by Morton (06 May 08 23:37)

I work on the check-in at Southampton terminal and we will require 6 months. Please renew.

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