Passport question

Old May 7th, 2007, 05:46 AM
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Passport question

My passport expires June 9th 07. Can I use it up to the 9th? Does Spain have restrictions with brand new passports?
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Old May 7th, 2007, 05:52 AM
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Your passport needs to be valid for at least three months beyond length of stay.

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Old May 7th, 2007, 05:55 AM
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yep - no restrictions on a brand new passports - but rules re how much time is left on your passport. Best get on it ASAP . . . .
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Old May 7th, 2007, 08:11 AM
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Hi by,

Boy, you are in a heap of trouble.

It is pretty much a rule that your passport should be valid for 90 days beyond the date at which you will enter a foreign country.

It is currently taking as long as 12 weeks to process a passport renewal.

Call the US Passport Office and find out how to get your passport renewed stat.
http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

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And since you also don't have your air tickets yet - you have a LOT of work to do.
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Old May 7th, 2007, 08:37 AM
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Wow...how do we know this person hasn't bought air tickets? cannot change their dates?

BTW does the amount of time a passport has to be valid beyond a stay vary from country to country and where can we get that information?
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Old May 7th, 2007, 08:41 AM
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"how do we know this person hasn't bought air tickets?"

because on another thread he is looking for a cheap flight to Barcelona at the end of May.
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bvpusa,
I thought you were going to Italy July 1 to 14. You've been planning this trip since last Sept and you just now figured out your passport will expire in June? Hm.
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Oh...makes sense..thanks for clarifying, Janis....now about those beyond length of stay requirements....
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Old May 7th, 2007, 08:47 AM
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If I were you, I'd call/contact the Spanish consulate. We experienced this recently with my friend going to France. Her passport was soon-to-expire, the US passport office relayed conflicting information from the French consulate. Further investigation confirmed that the French consulate was correct - her passport needed renewing. She went to Houston for a day-trip and 17 hours later had a new passport in hand. France, and perhaps Spain, is part of the Schengen agreement - the passport is to be valid 3 months after the scheduled return date to the U.S. Hope this helps....
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There may be some variation depending on the country. They will generally require that your passport be valid for the duration of you permission to be in the country. They want to be sure that you will be able to leave when your time expires.
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When does your passport expire? June 9th this year?

What is your plan, to take an almost expired passport to Spain and have your national embassy issue you a new passport?

This worked back in the 1970's but today?

Look your passport needs to have a minimum of 90 days life left before it expires, some countries want 180 days dependant upon arrival/departure date which is country specific.

Besides the airlines have agents that actually look at you passport. OH, they have added another twist, they actually scan your passport into a computer, most are machine readable now, if the computer starts to make funny noises or eats your passport, well be happy your in your native country.

A brand new passport, its valid for ten years. Simply renew your passport, delay your trip if necessary.
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