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jharrowell
10-05-2009, 02:45 PM
Ok, I'm sure I've seen this before but I wanted to double check.

I'm off to WDW next march and my passport expires end of March.

Do I need to get a new one?

I have this recollection about there being a deal with the States so the passport is valid right up until it's expiry, rather than the usual "6 months prior" thing...

mikki.young
10-05-2009, 03:19 PM
I thought the US was one of the places that did want it to be valid at least 6 months after your trip. Maybe it is the airline? Have you checked with whoever you are flying with?

kristieuk
10-05-2009, 03:29 PM
I agree, most airlines require you to have 6 months left on your passport. In theory, you can enter the US with less than 6 months, but the date of expiry of your admittance (which is usually 6 months) would reflect the time you have left on your passport. I'm pretty sure this is the reason that to avoid confusion and hassle, most of the airlines insist on the 6 months rule.

I'm not sure if you are aware, if you apply for a new passport early, you can get up to 9 months unexpired on your old one transferred onto the new.

iluvtot
10-05-2009, 03:48 PM
Hi,

Taken from the American Embassy website:-

Countries with agreements with the United States to extend passport validity for an additional six months
If you are a passport holder from anyone of the following countries, the requirement that your passport be valid for six months beyond your date of departure from the U.S. is waived.

Your passport must be valid on entry into the U.S. If the passport is not valid for the duration of your stay, you will be required to apply for a new passport from your Embassy while in the U.S. If your visit will be of short duration during which time your passport will expire, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before traveling as you will be admitted only until the date on which the passport expires. Such action before you depart for the U.S. will save you the inconvenience of applying not only for a new passport, but also an extension of stay.

GB have the agreement.

We flew in Aug, came back in early Sept, and all our kids passports expire in the next couple of days.
The girl on immigration just commented that we had got a trip in before they expired!:thumbsup2

Hope this helps
Jules x

wayneg
10-05-2009, 04:14 PM
For Immigration all you need is a valid passport. This should also apply to the airline, BA & Virgin both stick to the info provided by US Immigration, other airlines might not, check with them. Who you flying with.

Read this it states the 6 month rule is waived for us on the Visa Waiver program.
https://help.cbp.gov/cgi-bin/customs.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=905&p_created=1105727944&p_sid=cLyjntxj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=268&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX 3Jvd19jbnQ9OTksOTkmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZ wX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXBhc3Nwb3J0I DYgbW9udGhz&p_li=&p_topview=1

jharrowell
10-05-2009, 10:08 PM
Hi,

Taken from the American Embassy website:-

Countries with agreements with the United States to extend passport validity for an additional six months
If you are a passport holder from anyone of the following countries, the requirement that your passport be valid for six months beyond your date of departure from the U.S. is waived.

Your passport must be valid on entry into the U.S. If the passport is not valid for the duration of your stay, you will be required to apply for a new passport from your Embassy while in the U.S. If your visit will be of short duration during which time your passport will expire, we recommend that you obtain a new passport before traveling as you will be admitted only until the date on which the passport expires. Such action before you depart for the U.S. will save you the inconvenience of applying not only for a new passport, but also an extension of stay.

GB have the agreement.

We flew in Aug, came back in early Sept, and all our kids passports expire in the next couple of days.
The girl on immigration just commented that we had got a trip in before they expired!:thumbsup2

Hope this helps
Jules x

For Immigration all you need is a valid passport. This should also apply to the airline, BA & Virgin both stick to the info provided by US Immigration, other airlines might not, check with them. Who you flying with.

Read this it states the 6 month rule is waived for us on the Visa Waiver program.
https://help.cbp.gov/cgi-bin/customs.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=905&p_created=1105727944&p_sid=cLyjntxj&p_accessibility=0&p_redirect=&p_lva=268&p_sp=cF9zcmNoPTEmcF9zb3J0X2J5PSZwX2dyaWRzb3J0PSZwX 3Jvd19jbnQ9OTksOTkmcF9wcm9kcz0mcF9jYXRzPSZwX3B2PSZ wX2N2PSZwX3BhZ2U9MSZwX3NlYXJjaF90ZXh0PXBhc3Nwb3J0I DYgbW9udGhz&p_li=&p_topview=1

Cool, thanks for confirming that for me guys. I'm flying with VA so there shouldn't be a problem. :)

ford family
10-06-2009, 03:41 AM
I agree, most airlines require you to have 6 months left on your passport. In theory, you can enter the US with less than 6 months, but the date of expiry of your admittance (which is usually 6 months) would reflect the time you have left on your passport. I'm pretty sure this is the reason that to avoid confusion and hassle, most of the airlines insist on the 6 months rule.

I'm not sure if you are aware, if you apply for a new passport early, you can get up to 9 months unexpired on your old one transferred onto the new.

I thought it was only 90 days under the visa waiver scheme?

ford family

Elise79
10-06-2009, 08:49 AM
You can renew your passport now and get up to 9 months added on to the expiry so you won't lose anytime.

I would always rather have extra time on the passport just incase :thumbsup2

loobylou44
10-06-2009, 10:38 AM
You can renew your passport now and get up to 9 months added on to the expiry so you won't lose anytime.

I would always rather have extra time on the passport just incase :thumbsup2

I agree with Elise

If you are going in March and the passports expire at the end of March you will need to renew them when you get back so why not just do it now?

marypops!
10-06-2009, 11:47 AM
I agree with Elise

If you are going in March and the passports expire at the end of March you will need to renew them when you get back so why not just do it now?

Doesn't it depend when you intend to use them again? I don't see the point in renewing a passport if you're not going to use it again for another year. It's a waste.
I didn't renew my daughter's, because when we next need them, they will be 16, and I can get them adult passports!

Jules x

sorry, posted on son's account by mistake!

wayneg
10-06-2009, 12:10 PM
Jules x

sorry, posted on son's account by mistake!

Jules, how many posts are your's and how many are your Sons on that account? I bet its half and half:rotfl2:

loobylou44
10-06-2009, 12:36 PM
Doesn't it depend when you intend to use them again? I don't see the point in renewing a passport if you're not going to use it again for another year. It's a waste.
I didn't renew my daughter's, because when we next need them, they will be 16, and I can get them adult passports!

Jules x

sorry, posted on son's account by mistake!

Fair point Jules, I just always like to have valid passports just in case I get the chance of an unexpected holiday :yay:

Louise x

marypops!
10-06-2009, 12:52 PM
Jules, how many posts are your's and how many are your Sons on that account? I bet its half and half:rotfl2:

:lmao:

I wish I had the time! I originally opened the account way back to ask a question (I think!!) about Halloween; but he spent more time on than me, so 'acquired' it!!
I then became re-acquainted when I had to plan our trip this year!
Still, I've been making up for lost time:goodvibes

Jules x

Just noticed I'm still on there, ....and how many posts!! Now I know why he never takes any notice of me when I call him!!

marypops!
10-06-2009, 01:00 PM
Fair point Jules, I just always like to have valid passports just in case I get the chance of an unexpected holiday :yay:

Louise x

Hi Louise,

there is that! No spontaneous day trips to France.... Wait, I have a passport, I'll just have to leave the kids! :rotfl2:
(They are 17 and 15!)

Jules x

loobylou44
10-06-2009, 01:06 PM
Hi Louise,

there is that! No spontaneous day trips to France.... Wait, I have a passport, I'll just have to leave the kids! :rotfl2:
(They are 17 and 15!)

Jules x

Ah the joy of teenagers mine are 14 and 16, :lmao:

marypops!
10-06-2009, 01:11 PM
Ah the joy of teenagers mine are 14 and 16, :lmao:

Boys, girls??
I have a son, and twin girls:eek: Orangetiggs doesn't know what she's got to look forward to!!!

Jules x

loobylou44
10-06-2009, 01:33 PM
Boys, girls??
I have a son, and twin girls:eek: Orangetiggs doesn't know what she's got to look forward to!!!

Jules x

One of each, Freddy 16 and Betsy 14, and oh my gosh you have twin girls - boys are so much easier at least in my experience. Orangetiggs will be coming to you for lots of advice!!

iluvtot
10-06-2009, 02:04 PM
One of each, Freddy 16 and Betsy 14, and oh my gosh you have twin girls - boys are so much easier at least in my experience. Orangetiggs will be coming to you for lots of advice!!

Fab names! Mine are George 17 and Ellie and Mitzi 15 (going on 20!!)
Boys are aren't they? Especially as they are getting older now!
Orangetiggs seems so laid back, I'm sure she'll be fine:goodvibes. I did run our local twin club for 7 years though, so I'm always happy to help:thumbsup2

Jules x

Oooh! I have my name back!!

loobylou44
10-06-2009, 02:37 PM
Fab names! Mine are George 17 and Ellie and Mitzi 15 (going on 20!!)
Boys are aren't they? Especially as they are getting older now!
Orangetiggs seems so laid back, I'm sure she'll be fine:goodvibes. I did run our local twin club for 7 years though, so I'm always happy to help:thumbsup2

Jules x

Oooh! I have my name back!!

Yours are fab names too.
And now that you have your own name back i see you are in Kent, I lived the first 24 years of my life in Kent, just outside Tunbridge Wells.:goodvibes

iluvtot
10-06-2009, 02:43 PM
Yours are fab names too.
And now that you have your own name back i see you are in Kent, I lived the first 24 years of my life in Kent, just outside Tunbridge Wells.:goodvibes

I love Tunbridge Wells. My friends' daughter has just moved there.
I was born in Canning Town, but then my parents' moved to Essex.
How did you end up in Halifax?

J x

loobylou44
10-06-2009, 02:54 PM
I love Tunbridge Wells. My friends' daughter has just moved there.
I was born in Canning Town, but then my parents' moved to Essex.
How did you end up in Halifax?

J x

If you know T. Wells, you may know Goudhurst and thats where I lived. And I ended up in Halifax because I met and then married a Yorkshireman, he came to work in Goudhurst at a hotel and then I moved back up North with him, I love it up here I just wish we had South East weather!!

iluvtot
10-06-2009, 03:16 PM
If you know T. Wells, you may know Goudhurst and thats where I lived. And I ended up in Halifax because I met and then married a Yorkshireman, he came to work in Goudhurst at a hotel and then I moved back up North with him, I love it up here I just wish we had South East weather!!

Ahhhh!:love:
Goudhurst is lovely! Pre kids,we would often drive down that way on a Sunday.
I ended up crossing the Thames, much to my fathers disgust, and now he's gone and my mum is getting older; she won't move over here because..."your dad never liked Kent!"
Do you ever get back this way?

J x

loobylou44
10-06-2009, 03:39 PM
Ahhhh!:love:
Goudhurst is lovely! Pre kids,we would often drive down that way on a Sunday.
I ended up crossing the Thames, much to my fathers disgust, and now he's gone and my mum is getting older; she won't move over here because..."your dad never liked Kent!"
Do you ever get back this way?

J x

Its a shame your Mum wont move nearer to you, it gets harder to make those big moves as one gets older. My Mum moved to Yorkshire 6 years ago, I think she always hoped we would move back to Kent but in the end she realised it wasn't going to happen. We get to Kent once or twice a year (Mum goes slightly more) as I have family around Maidstone.

Louise xx

iluvtot
10-06-2009, 04:44 PM
Its a shame your Mum wont move nearer to you, it gets harder to make those big moves as one gets older. My Mum moved to Yorkshire 6 years ago, I think she always hoped we would move back to Kent but in the end she realised it wasn't going to happen. We get to Kent once or twice a year (Mum goes slightly more) as I have family around Maidstone.

Louise xx

It is hard, but even for us; DH wanted to move out a few years ago, but once the kids started Secondary school, uprooting them wasn't an option!
Anyway Louise, lovely to chat, but it's the season finale of Ghost Whisperer!!!! Have to see what happens!! DSIL has just come back from Disney, and saw a couple of episodes of the new series:mad:
Sorry, sci-fi freak here! Me and DD bond whilst watching GW, Paranormal, Medium, and that programme with the dinasaurs. I can never remember what it's called!
Take care,

Jules x

loobylou44
10-07-2009, 01:04 AM
It is hard, but even for us; DH wanted to move out a few years ago, but once the kids started Secondary school, uprooting them wasn't an option!
Anyway Louise, lovely to chat, but it's the season finale of Ghost Whisperer!!!! Have to see what happens!! DSIL has just come back from Disney, and saw a couple of episodes of the new series:mad:
Sorry, sci-fi freak here! Me and DD bond whilst watching GW, Paranormal, Medium, and that programme with the dinasaurs. I can never remember what it's called!
Take care,

Jules x

Yes, will chat again soon. Hope you enjoyed GW.
Louise xx