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Check the passport expiry date UK

How to check the expiry date on a UK Passport

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By Nagging Mum

Before travelling you need to check your passport’s expiry date. Different countries have different requirements on how long you need to have left on your passport to be able to enter the country. For the majority of countries, you need at least six months from the date of entry to the country. This is also going to be the case for British travelers traveling to EU Countries after Brexit. To help you out I’ve created my how to guide to show you how to check the expiry date on your UK Passport.

How to check your UK passport’s expiry date 

Step 1: Go to the photo page of your passport and look for the date of expiry. It’s easy to see as can be seen from the below image. Date of expiry is labelled number 6.

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Step 2: Now you need to check the date you are travelling and will be entering the country and then check that countries entry requirements. For most you need six months from the date of entry.

Step 3: Work out if you have enough time left on your passport. You need six months from the date of entry to the country. For example, if you arrive at your destination on the 1st April 2019, then your passport needs to be valid until the 1st October 2019.

If you don’t have enough time left on your passport then you need to renew your passport now. Don’t leave it until the last minute, you could miss out and I don’t want that happen.

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