New passport validity guidelines will apply for journey to most European nations within the occasion of the UK leaving the European Union with no deal, which means you will want to have at the least six months left in your passport (see below for the total guidelines).
The Residence Workplace says the texts can be focused at these whose passports is probably not legitimate after a no-deal Brexit, however they will solely be despatched to individuals who supplied their cellular quantity after they utilized for his or her present passport, so even when you aren’t getting a textual content, it is nonetheless price checking if yours can be legitimate with the Authorities’s online tool.
The primary texts have already been despatched, and the remaining can be despatched in clusters over the following few days.
The UK is formally set to exit from the EU on Thursday 31 October, however with enormous uncertainty, a lot is up within the air. If you do not have lengthy left in your passport – so within the occasion of a no-deal Brexit you’d have to renew all of the sudden – it is in all probability price sorting it now. It’s because all you lose by renewing early is just a few months off the top of your present 10-year passport.
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