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whitewave Tue 03-May-16 19:11:59

My passport expires the day after I am due to arrive back home from Europe. Am I chancing my luck in not renewing it before I go?

Also what happens if the vote is no?Would it still be valid?

Lona Tue 03-May-16 19:15:28

What if you have an accident or are taken ill and your return home is delayed?

ninathenana Tue 03-May-16 19:17:38

Different countries have different criteria for how long your passport has to run before the expiry date in order for you to travel there.
I would say renew it asap.

whitewave Tue 03-May-16 19:18:57

Yes that occurred to me as I was writing this. I think the inner Scrooge has to be suppressed and new passports acquired, although hopefully they won't have the nerve to expect us to buy new British ones if the vote is no.

Tresco Tue 03-May-16 19:59:23

When you renew a passport you get the unexpired bit added to the length of time it normally runs - eg if you renew a passport in February that was due to run out the following June, the new one runs from February to the June 10 years later. And why would the referendum vote make any immediate difference - or indeed any difference at all if you are a British citizen?

Jalima Tue 03-May-16 20:14:19

I thought you had to have some period of time left on your passport beyond the time you are due back whitewave (I suppose in case you are delayed for some reason).
You can renew up to six months in advance and they add that on to the end.

However - you could be our useful contact from across the Channel if they won't let you back into the UK. Our Woman in the EU?

Mamie Tue 03-May-16 20:32:31

Definitely renew it whitewave, not worh the risk.
I don't think Brexit would change anything that fast though. I was talking to our Maire at the wekend and discussing what might happen. I said that I didn't think we would actually be lined up on the quai at Le Havre with our suitcases and he said, "the people of this village would never allow that to happen". Which was nice. smile

ElaineI Tue 03-May-16 21:17:59

I just renewed mine and the unexpired bit was added on. I have heard that it will take years to work everything out if we vote to exit the Esso you should be fine.

Izabella Tue 03-May-16 21:47:24

Depends where you go. It's a mandatory 6 months past your last holiday date in some countries.

whitewave Tue 03-May-16 22:06:20

Yes folks decided to renew it. I hate faffing around with forms. Can't do it on line as haven't a printer.

tiredoldwoman Wed 04-May-16 05:15:32

I renewed mine last month even though it still had 'time' on it . I filled in an easy form at our post office , used 'check and send' and received my new one within the same week ! Cost was about £70 I think , but that's me safe for 10 years .