passport expiration date?

Feb 23rd, 2015, 07:26 AM
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>>"Mexico requires 6 months. "
only if travelling from the USA<<

Not entirely true -- but in any case, it is a Mexican requirement, not a US rule as you originally posted.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 03:53 AM
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Hi there,

Were you able to travel? I have the same problem. My passport is expiring in June and I am travelling in April.
Please reply!

Thanks
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Mar 16th, 2016, 06:16 AM
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Welcome to Fodors Test22. Sorry, but no one one here including the OP knows whether you will be OK or not. The first roadblock is the airline agent when you check in. May or may not let you board.

At the airport is too late to find out. If it was me I'd renew my passport immediately (you can pay extra to have it expedited)
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Mar 16th, 2016, 07:11 AM
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My question was posted last year. Here's what I did - I decided it was too risky to take a chance with my old passport. I decided to go to my nearest US Passport agency, which was a 90 minute drive, and get a new passport issued within a few hours. There was an extra fee for this service (I think it was about $60 extra), but it was worth the peace of mind.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 07:35 AM
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@janisj-- I respectfully disagree. Brazil requires at least 6 months left on a US passport because a US tourist with a 10 year multi-entry visa (the commonly given one) can stay in Brazil up to 6 months per year.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 08:12 AM
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sambaChula: >>I respectfully disagree. Brazil requires at least 6 months left on a US passport <<

I have no idea what you are disagreeing with. Yes, some countries do require 6 months but where does Test22 mention Brazil? My answer was in general -- she should renew her passport NOW . . . pretty much no matter where s/he is traveling.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 07:55 PM
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@janisj--You wrote "Brazil only requires a passport to be valid on the date of entry." which I do not believe to be correct information.
Does not pertain to the OP, but it does disseminate incorrect info that some future reader might try to use with disastrous results.
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Mar 16th, 2016, 09:41 PM
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Samba . . . That was 13 months ago and was in response to a different member/question.

This is the old site where the info came from dated Oct 2014 . . .

http://travel.state.gov/content/pass...ry/brazil.html

>> . . . some future reader might try to use with disastrous results.<< A bit melodramatic don't you think.
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Mar 17th, 2016, 08:35 AM
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As I understand it the US requires at least 6 months left on a US passport in order to leave the US by plane and return. This puts the liability on the carrier, because if the passenger is refused re-entry into the US, they becomes responsible for that passenger.
A passenger arriving from the UK direct to Mexico only requires a valid passport.
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Mar 17th, 2016, 09:17 AM
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"...the US requires at least 6 months left on a US passport in order to leave the US by plane and return."

The requirement is that of the country being traveled to, not the one that's left. If the passport hasn't expired, as far as US law is concerned, it's valid. Six months left or 6 hours. Not expired means precisely that.
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Mar 17th, 2016, 09:37 AM
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janisj on Mar 17, 16 at 1:41am
Samba . . . That was 13 months ago and was in response to a different member/question.

This is the old site where the info came from dated Oct 2014 . . .

http://travel.state.gov/content/pass...ry/brazil.html

>> . . . some future reader might try to use with disastrous results.<< A bit melodramatic don't you think.
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It is still incorrect information in an ongoing post.
It apparently came from a US government site. Brazil sets its own policies. I'm sure the Brazilian authorities are not responsible for errors on a US site, nor would they be held to following any info posted there.
Even at the time of posting the info was incorrect.
And yes, I do think it would be considered "disastrous" if someone showed up to embark on a trip to Brazil thinking all they needed was a passport valid on that day or the next (in the case of an overnight flight). People do use these posts for reference far past their posting date.
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Mar 17th, 2016, 03:15 PM
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Just passing along my husband's current experience. His US passport expires 7/5/16. He flew U.S. toCancun in mid-January 2016 on southwest airlines for a week and had no problem with his passport or going into or out of Cancun.

Today he flew U.S. Into Cancun again, on Southwest. He had no problem whatsoever re his passport.
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Mar 18th, 2016, 10:54 AM
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>It is still incorrect information in an ongoing post.

Quite a specious, and silly, argument. This situation applies to almost all of the recorded word including newspapers, magazines, books, television reruns, and so on. All sorts of published information is, eventually, incorrect. That doesn't necessarily mean the posted information should not have been posted in the first place for fear of some day going out of date.

Heck, even the US Constitution contains incorrect information (looking at you, Article 1, Sections 2 and 3!). Doesn't invalidate the historical fact.
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Mar 18th, 2016, 12:32 PM
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That information from some US government site was incorrect, or at best incomplete, on the day it was published.
(Incomplete, in that, yes the passport must be valid on the day of entry, but also for six months afterward, which was not stated.)
That information is incorrect today.
That information has been incorrect on every day between.
That information will continue to be incorrect until such time that the Brazilian government changes its regulations, at which time ( like now and in the past) the correct information can be found on the site of the Braxilian Consulate.
The incorrect information was not disseminated by the Brazilian government, which has jurisdiction over matters concerning entry to their sovereign country.
If one wishes to enter a country, best to be accurately informed as to the criteria for entry.
End of story.
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Mar 18th, 2016, 03:27 PM
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>best to be accurately informed ...

Now you got it.
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Mar 18th, 2016, 05:00 PM
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I had it all along. Seems it was you and jsnisj who didn't.
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Mar 18th, 2016, 05:16 PM
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I think there is quite a bit of confusion still.

Up until recently, a U.S. citizen did not need a passport at all to enter Mexico as a tourist. I have searched and have not found a Mexican requirement that the passport be valid for six months beyond the date of entry or departure. To re-enter the U.S. a citizen simply requires a valid passport. It could expire the next day. Doesn't matter. The problem must lie with airline clerks, who are applying the laws of other countries to Mexico. Of course, maybe I just didn't find the relevant Mexican regulation.
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Mar 19th, 2016, 09:27 AM
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Well, here's that US state department site:
http://travel.state.gov/content/pass...ry/mexico.html
But they weren't really accurate about Brazil on the same site.
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Mar 19th, 2016, 09:44 AM
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I saw the bullet, but when you read the full text it says nothing about it.
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Mar 19th, 2016, 10:02 AM
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Tthere's a thread on the same topic on TA that's bern open from July 2012 until January 2016, so see if you think anyone there has drawn a correct conclusion from the info available. LOL
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