You would possibly assume you could simply hop on a airplane with an in-date passport and journey the world. In reality, many nations demand that guests have months left on their passport earlier than it expires.
Some – together with Australia, Canada and the US – solely require your journey doc to be in date at some stage in your journey.
But others give a extra restrictive time-frame, with no actual sample from area to area – whereas most of Asia requires six months in your passport, for instance, totally different Caribbean islands demand totally different time frames.
In some locations, it’s also possible to be caught out for not having sufficient area left in your passport for brand spanking new immigration stamps.
Here are the important thing passport validity guidelines for British passports for the world’s prime vacation locations.
Valid at some stage in your keep
These nations solely ask that your passport is legitimate till the day you permit the nation.
- St Lucia
*While that is technically the rule for Canada, in case you have six months or much less in your passport, it might take longer so that you can get via immigration.
Valid for someday
Costa Rica requires Britons to have someday’s validity from the day of their departure.
Valid for one month/30 days
New Zealand requires your passport to be legitimate for one month out of your date of exit.
South Africa requires you to have 30 days left in your passport out of your date of exit, however it’s extensively really helpful to permit six months or extra. You should even have two clean pages left for immigration stamps.
Valid for 2 months
Cuba requires you to have a passport with two months’ validity out of your departure date.
Valid for 3 months
All EU nations, plus these within the Schengen Area (excluding Ireland) require you to have three months left in your passport from the day you intend to depart. Your passport should even be lower than 10 years outdated on the day you enter the nation. This is true for the next nations:
- Republic of Cyprus
- Czech Republic
- San Marino
- Vatican City
These non-European nations additionally require three months’ validity in your day of departure:
- British Virgin Islands
- French Polynesia
- South Korea
Valid for six months
In most circumstances, this implies legitimate for six months from the date you arrive within the nation, but it surely’s value checking the Foreign Office’s individual entry requirements for the nation you’re visiting to ensure.
- Antigua and Barbuda
- The Bahamas
- Dominican Republic
- Ecuador (& Galapagos Islands)
- Northern Cyprus
- Sri Lanka
- United Arab Emirates
*Madagascar and Kenya additionally require you to have two clean pages left in your passport. Namibia requires one clean web page.
Valid for 180 days
India requires a extra particular 180 days of validity from the date you arrive. It additionally asks guests to have two clean pages obtainable for his or her visa.