No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

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Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

Postby meic » 5 Oct 2018, 9:42pm

Nothing substantial is changing.


Yes it is, under the old rules my next passport would expire Sept 2029. Under the new rules it will expire February 2029. I will have to renew the present one in February in order to use it in April 2019 because it expires Sept 2019. New rules mean that overlap is lost rather than passed on.
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Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

Postby simonhill » 6 Oct 2018, 12:29am

Bmblzz, there are very few countries where you can use your passport up to expirey date. Most insist on 6 months validity. This means you have to renew with more than 6 month still to run if you want to travel. Next passport will be 10 years from renewal, so loss of 6 months or most likely a littlle bit more.

New passport again will need to be renewed at least 6 months in advance.

If you travel regularly so need to renew promptly, then the new post Brexit passport is only valid for 9½ years or less.

The extra time given was a nice perk, it's just a shame to loose it.

Of course, to put this in perspectivey my last passport cost nearly £100 (big size) , so only an extra fiver or so for 6 months, but this Brexit gain was not on the side of the bus alongside the extra 250 million for the NHS.

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Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

Postby brynpoeth » 6 Oct 2018, 12:40am

What do politrickians do, they are travelling so frequently, do they have to surrender their old passports before getting new ones? What if one has to travel at short notice?

What about sportspersons, cyclists, footballers?

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Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

Postby [XAP]Bob » 6 Oct 2018, 7:20am

I have been to the US with a passport with about 6 weeks remaining when I arrived.
I then had another trip a few weeks later, so went to a local passport office to get the passport renewed 'while-u-wait' between the trips.

If the passport is valid then it should be valid, and I'd really question any immigration official who said otherwise - assuming of course that your return trip is booked.
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Re: No More Extra 9 Months on Passport After Early Renewal

Postby Bmblbzzz » 6 Oct 2018, 7:55pm

simonhill wrote:Bmblzz, there are very few countries where you can use your passport up to expirey date. Most insist on 6 months validity. This means you have to renew with more than 6 month still to run if you want to travel. Next passport will be 10 years from renewal, so loss of 6 months or most likely a littlle bit more.

New passport again will need to be renewed at least 6 months in advance.

If you travel regularly so need to renew promptly, then the new post Brexit passport is only valid for 9½ years or less.

The extra time given was a nice perk, it's just a shame to loose it.

Of course, to put this in perspectivey my last passport cost nearly £100 (big size) , so only an extra fiver or so for 6 months, but this Brexit gain was not on the side of the bus alongside the extra 250 million for the NHS.

Yes, it was just a perk. Losing it is not the rip off it's being presented as, nor - contrary to what some media reports have said - will it result in people being stranded, as long as they look at the expiry date. The validity of documents already issued is not being retrospectively altered, no matter what some would have us believe!