Whilst all hope that a deal is brokered between the UK and the European Union in the next few months, for those planning holidays in Europe in 2019 and to UK expats living in other EU countries, the result of a ‘no deal’ has to be contemplated.
The official advice if the UK leaves the European Union with no deal is as follows:
After 29 March 2019:
- If you are a UK passport holder, you should have at least 6 months left on your passport from your date of arrival in an EU country. This applies to adult and child passports.
- If you renewed a 10 year adult passport before it expired, extra months may have been added to your new passport’s expiry date, making it valid for more than 10 years. Any extra months on your passport over 10 years may not count towards the 6 months that should be remaining for travel to most countries in Europe.
The new rules will apply to passports issued by the UK, Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man and Jersey.
As the situation becomes clearer, we will post further details.
Information on how to apply or renew a UK passport can be found at the official government website (link below):
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