UK passports if there is a no deal Brexit
Earlier this week, the GTMC shared the following information regarding UK passports if there is a no deal Brexit. To ensure you are kept up to date and have time to prepare, please find an overview of the guidance below:
- If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, UK passport holders will be treated as ‘third country’ nationals by Schengen area countries, and will have to comply with extra passport validity rules. The Schengen area is a group of 26 European countries, covering most of the EU and four other non-EU countries.
- All UK passport holders should make sure their passports have at least 6 months validity remaining on the date they arrive in the Schengen area.
- Any additional months over 10 years that were added to an adult passport will not count towards the 6 months that must be remaining. Adult passports could previously be issued with up to 9 months additional validity if you renewed your passport before the expiry date, this was stopped from September 2018.
- Anybody who is planning travel from 30th March 2019 and whose passport won’t meet these requirements is advised to renew it in plenty of time before travel.
For additional information please visit the Brexit area of the gov.uk website.