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My passport expires in 6 months – what do I do?

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  • Vanessa,
    Since your passports are good at the time of entering USA (december 12th and does not expire until december 16th), you will not encounter any trouble. You can enter US as long as your passport is valid. However, you have to renew your children passport when you are in NY. We can help to get this done for you in 2days or 4days. Please visit our website for passport for children. If any questions, please let me know.
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    Thanks, I will definitely do that....what a relief : )
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    Hi ,


    I hold a valid UK work permit which expires in july 2010 . I returned back to my country India in march 2009 , now I need to go back in November 2009 9 months after leaving UK . Is my work permit still valid and can I use the same. I heard that there was a recent rule chnage which said that if you hold a valid work permit but have been out of UK for more than 6 months then your permit can No longer be used . Please let me know asap
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    Does anyone know the rules for visiting Peru? My British passport expires on April 10, 2010 and I want to visit Peru for three weeks in January.
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    hi was wondering if anyone can help im visiting england with my son we live in australia now and have booked tickets back for 21 oct09 his uk passport exp 22/02/2010 we are only residents but have a full visa to return anytime will this still b ok or will i have to get him a new one b4 we travel home??? thanx
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    may i know how can i stay n work in uk .
    am holden malaysia passport now.
    :) :P
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    my sons are 18 and 20 and may travel nov 23 to UK and their passports expire March 2010. will this be allowed? they have the 5 yr child passport now.
    thanks
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    Hi David,

    Im holding malaysia passport with the validity of less than 6 months ( about 5 months on the day i travel to GuangZhou, China)
    However, my tourist visa has been approved by China embassy in Singapore. Will I have any problem with the immigration officer on my arrival that he stops me from entering?

    This is crucial, im leaving next thursday.

    Thanks
  • edited 2:21PM
    Sherry: Having the visa approved should mean you're fine. Visa officers are normally stricter than immigraiton control. Are you based in Singapore? One thing that might help is to go back to the embassy and get a letter in Cantonese to the effect that your passport is accepted for travel. But I believe that you will fine.
  • edited 2:21PM
    Hi David,
    I am a duel citizen of South Africa and America. I am currently studying in South Africa, but will be returning home at the end of December. My American passport is valid for a few years, but my South African one is only valid until May 18, 2009. Will I be ok to return home? I entered South Africa on my South African passport, I'm not sure if that will affect anything.
    thanks,
    Katie
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    Katie - tricky one this. You should leave a country on the passport you entered with. So you might have problems exiting SA on your expired SA passport. If your US passport is good you will be fine entering the USA but before returning to SA you need to get your passport renewed. Quite a few SA consulates scattered about the states.
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    Hey David, I'm a Malaysian citizen living in Australia with a Permanent Residency and I've got 5 months left on my passport. I need to renew it because I need 9 months validity to apply for a Letter of Good Conduct from the M'sian Foreign Ministry which I need to hand in to Australian Immigration to apply for citizenship to prove that I've got no criminal record and I'm a good lil' vegemite.

    Anyhow, is is possible for me to fly into Malaysia (possibly through Singapore which is where part of the dilemma lies) with the sole purpose of renewing my passport? Because if I were to fly into M'sia and do it there, it takes a mere 24 hours for them to pump it out. Stupidly enough, if I were to do it through the embassy here, I have to spend money flying to Canberra to do it, and even then they may take up to six months to get it done, by which time my passport is expired but I've got my Australian permanent residency? Not sure if that makes me an illegal or not lol

    Lastly, in regards to the Australian PR, is it for life or does it require renewal if I renew my Malaysian passport? On the PR it says "Granted 28May03. Must not arrive after 28May08. Multiple travel. Holder(s) permitted to remain in Australia indefinitely."

    Bit of a mess this is...very very confused. Wouldn't it be good if everyone just followed the British and American rule whereby you're granted entry so long as your passport has enough validity on it to span your trip/stay? *sigh*
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    Oh and if it helps, Singapore will merely serve as a stopover. Haven't flown alone before and not too used to changing flights either. Do stopover flights require passport checks/could flight check-in crew have the legal power to be a pain in the rear?
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    I am in serious predicament. I hold South African passport with Indefinite to live in Britain. I am intending to travell to South Africa late November 2009 return late December 2009, however, my passport expires early January 2010. Can I travell to South Africa and renew my passport whilst I am there? Will I be ok with immigration when I return ?
    Thanks in advance.
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    My passport expires on august 2010, and i am going back to Italy on December 2009, i still have 8 months before my passport expire,however, do i still have to renew my passport or not? I need answers immediately. Thank you. ^_^
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    David,

    I am a US citizen leaving for Cancun Mexico on Feb 8 -13, 2010, with my valid passport expiring on April 18, 2010. Do I need to renew it before leaving or wait until I return (in regards to the 6 month rule)?

    Thanks in advance,
    RL
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    RL, as a US passport holder you will be ok flying in to Mexico with that passport.
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    Hi David / all,

    Just like a few users here; i am a dual citizen of the UK and Nigeria. My UK passport is still valied for 5 years, my Nigerian passport expires at the end of Jan 2010. I am currently residng in the UK.

    I am travelling to Nigeria in December 2009 for holiday and back to the UK before my Nigeian passport expires.
    I intend to enter Nigeria with my Nigerian passport, and return to the UK with my UK passport.

    any problems with validity isues here pls?

    Thanks.
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    Hi

    I was born in the US although my mum is an Australian citizen and my Dad is a UK citizen. My US passport expired in 2004. I was five when it was issued in 1999 and am now sixteen. Can I reapply for a new one?

    Thanks,
    Louis
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    Hi

    I have a british passport which expires at the end of May 2010 and I am looking to travel to Argentina for the first two weeks of December. Do I need to renew my passport or should I be fine to travel on my existing passport?

    Thanks
    T
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    TJ: you still have time to renew that passport - pay extra for an accelerated application. I would also contact the Embassy of the Argentine Republic, 65 Brooke St., London W1Y 4AH (tel. 020/7318-1300; fax 020/7318-1301; seruni@mrecic.gov.ar) regarding your question.
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    Can I just confirm I am correct in thinking that, my 16 year old son is travelling to Lanzarote, Spain, with myself and his Dad, on the 28th December 2009, but my sons passport expires May 2010. Your knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jan G
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    Sorry, meant to say that I am guessing we do not have to renew his pasport just yet? Jan G
  • Re: Jan G: Can I just confirm I am correct in thinking that, my 16 year old son is travelling to Lanzarote, Spain, with myself and his Dad, on the 28th December 2009, but my sons passport expires May 2010. Your knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Jan G

    If you son's passport expires before May 28th, 2010, you must renew it before he can travel with you. It must be 6+ monhts after his departure from Spain. If not, we can help, just let me know. We can do passport in just 4 days.
    Sincerely,
    Kestutis
    kestutis@travelvisapro.com
  • Re: I was born in the US although my mum is an Australian citizen and my Dad is a UK citizen. My US passport expired in 2004. I was five when it was issued in 1999 and am now sixteen. Can I reapply for a new one?
    Thanks, Louis

    Dear Louis, we can get you us passport, just follow the steps o n our website. If you can proof us citizneship (*your birth certificate), you can get your application executed at postal office and we can get it to you in few weeks. Please see our website and click on New Passport section.
    Sincerely
    Kestutis
    kestutis@travelvisapro.com
  • edited 2:21PM
    Israel does not require a British citizen to have six months left on their passport. I have spoken to Immigration at Ben Gurion and they have confirmed this
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    Hi David,
    i have a situation here, i have indonesian passport and have to go to Malaysia then Singapore. each country only take 2 days for mr to stay, cause im bring some people to guide them to travel. and my passport expired in 4 month. am i still be able? the worst thing is. the flight schedule is in 8 am indonesia time in Dec 17th. it mean tomorrow. with this condition, can have like an emergency passport? and if i have an track record stay in malaysia is it gonna help?

    thanx for your time David

    regards
  • edited 2:21PM
    Hello David,

    i want to travel to the US.
    I am an Italian living in Greece. So i am in the V.W.P (visa waiver program).

    My passport expires on May 17th 2010, but i have a ticket to fly to the US (in new york) at 27 Dec 2009 (in 10 days)

    Are the US regulations strict in the 6 month period ? or will they allow me entrance ?
    (My stay will be for 12 days and I already have a return ticket..)

    thank you for your time and for sharing all this information
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    I am holder of Trinidad and Tobago PAssport expiring in April 28 2009 but also holder of USA green card. I want to travel to T&T on sunday and leave Jan 02, 2010. Will that be a problem? Will I need a passport extension?
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    I'm a british citizen and I would like to travel to the US in Feb - Mar 2010 but my passort expires in April.

    Would I be okay to travel? I know you have info on this on page one, I just like to double check.

    It would be great help, Thank you very much!
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    i am holder of malaysia passport. and now im currently study overseas. I would like to visit italy, london and paris during this july 2010. but my passport expired on 8th nov 2010. will it be any trouble for me to enter the countries? And after travel to these countries, i'll be back to malaysia around end of july, will i be allow to enter the country? ( i am a malaysian)
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    Nope u will not have a problem with the passport at least if you can get back to your country at least 1 to 2 month b4 your passport expires..
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    cali yes you will passport extension despite the fact that u ve green card stamps will be needed on your passport..
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    Gabriel they will allow you in since u r just staying for just 12days...
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    Hi, i am holding Latvian paspport and i am planning in January go to Spain (tenerife) through GB. Can I travel with passport which expires in March?
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    Hi I am a Malaysia passport holder currently staying in Sydney. I will be travelling back to Malaysia on 5th Feb to 20th Feb and in between arranged to take a short trip to Singapore on 6th Feb until 9th Feb.
    I have just realised that my passport will expire on 5 July 2010, which is less than 6 months from the date of entry/exit (5 months). I am worried as I cant renew my passport in Sydney and would need to travel to Canberra and I am not sure if I will receive my new passport before I fly off on 5th Feb. My intention is to renew my passport when I am back in Malaysia, although not possible on 5th and will do so after my short trip to SIngapore. Can someone let me know whether Singapore immigration is strict and would consider my entry? Thks.
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    going to dominician republic: Jan 21, 2010. My passport expires june 7, 2010. am i ok to go or do i need to renew my passport??

    thx
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    im a malaysian & also a singapore PR.My passport will b expired within 6mth on 4may2010,but i manage to booked a ticket from kl to sinagopre on 20th jan 2010.can i knw do they allow me to take the flight still?im worry that the air crew staff will ban me for entering the plane..

    Thks alot.
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    I live in US, green card, chinese passport holder. i want to travel to china and return US for two weeks in Feb. but my chinese passport will expires less than 6 month in july. is that ok?
    thank you.
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    I have a UK passport. I will be leaving for Mainland Spain within a week.
    Iwould wish to return to the Uk at the end of May if possible.
    My passport expires on the 13th of May. I have heard that this is ok.
    Your comments if you please
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