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!