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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.

Should you require a new passport, our in-house team, ATPI Passports & Visas™, are able to assist. Please contact the team via your online portal, 0207 111 8714 or

For additional information please visit the Brexit area of the website.