32 months after the new passport expiration laws were implemented following the Brexit transition period, the UK government still gives false information about the validity of children’s passports for travel to EU nations.
Many people have experienced significant challenges as a result of the British government’s false information, according to Divine Associates Ltd. The Independent reported that one Sheffield family was on the verge of canceling a £5,000 cruise to Spain and Portugal after receiving the incorrect information that their nine-year-old’s passport had expired their vacation is
still scheduled, though, after it is confirmed that the information is false.
All passports must comply with specific requirements beginning in January 2021 in order to enter nations that are members of the European Union such as
- At least ten years must have passed before the entry date for them to be valid. They must remain in effect for at least three months after the planned date of departure from the EU.
- After being valid for a maximum of five years and nine months, children’s passports will automatically pass the first test. That comes after a child’s passport was extended in September 2018 by nine months in order to carry over unused time from a prior passport.
- Children’s passports expire after five years, regardless of additional time, according to incorrect information provided by the UK government in 2021.
The Independent, however, asserts that the checker was removed after the paper noted this was incorrect.
The HM Passport Office (HMPO) nevertheless keeps giving inaccurate information. The Home Office contains this division.
A nine-year-old’s ability to travel on a family vacation, however, has recently come up for discussion, according to the Independent’s report. The passport’s validity period ends on December 23 and it was issued in March 2018. As a result, it
ought to be valid until September 20 for travel within the block.
According to the post-Brexit regulations:
“UK citizens can now visit EU nations without a visa for up to three months, as opposed to the previous policy that allowed them to stay there indefinitely”
UK citizens are allowed a 180-day visa-free stay in the EU, Iceland, Switzerland, and Norway for up to 90 days. However, they must apply for the proper visa and residence permit for trips lasting more than 90 days.
Britons must have a current passport, health insurance, enough cash for their stay in the EU, and a return or onward
ticket in order to enter any of the EU’s member states.
When intending to travel to a country in the block.Britons must make sure their passport is valid for at least three months after their intended departure. Despite the fact that the duration of validity varies among EU nations, it is typically three to six months after the day they depart.