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Offline Maik

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Passport time limit change
« on: Thursday, 13 September, 2018 @ 10:21:27 »
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Passengers risk being turned away from flights after ‘stealth’ change in passport renewal rules

Millions of travellers are to be hit by an unannounced policy change on passport renewals.

Until now, the Passport Office has granted up to nine months of extra validity for British passports renewed ahead of the expiry date.

A traveller whose passport is due to expire on 1 June 2019 could renew on 1 September 2018 and get a new document valid until 1 June 2029.

But starting this week, the long-established practice of crediting a new passport with unexpired time from the old passport has been dropped.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/passports-brexit-stealth-change-renewal-rules-martin-lewis-a8535346.html

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Re: Passport time limit change
« Reply #1 on: Thursday, 13 September, 2018 @ 12:59:05 »
Thanks for noticing that Maik. My passport runs out in the summer so I renew in January to beat the rush. So very unhappy about this money grabbing ruse.  Passports are expensive enough as it is.

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Re: Passport time limit change
« Reply #2 on: Thursday, 13 September, 2018 @ 17:32:19 »
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The government says that after March 2019... Britons travelling to the EU may need to make sure their passports have six months left to run.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-45512152