I have already booked a holiday that leaves on monday the 23rd of february. I only noticed yesterday that my passport expires on the 19th of february. I have read in certain blogs and websites that (german passports in particular) sometimes within the EU, if your passport has been invalid for less than a year, they still let you travel. Is this true? If not, what are my options? i am a German living in the UK and don't know if I can produce documents needed for renewal at suuch short notice. Are there any temprorary or emergency solutions?