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How long left on your Passport

Tombalabomba Author:Tombalabomba posts : 29   (Beginner)Date : 02-04-12 18:11

How long left on your Passport

Does anybody know how long you must have left on your passport to travel to Bulgaria?

Just checked passports and my daughters runs out at the end of June Sad
sophia Author:sophia posts : 45   (Beginner)Date : 02-04-12 18:32

re: How long left on your Passport

there was a thread on this recently. she'll be fine.
Tombalabomba Author:Tombalabomba posts : 29   (Beginner)Date : 02-04-12 19:03

re: How long left on your Passport

Thanks sophia.

I have just found the thread and also went on the Foreign and Commonwealth website. We go on Weds so was in panic mode! It appears that it is ok just to be valid for the duration of your stay and no more.
skimad Author:skimad posts : 120   (Intermediate)Date : 02-04-12 20:07

re: How long left on your Passport

Got my ticket from Balkan and it says minimum 3 months validity from date of return.
Tombalabomba Author:Tombalabomba posts : 29   (Beginner)Date : 02-04-12 21:46

re: How long left on your Passport

Cheers skimad. That will do for me. She has 4months from date of return.
emjay Author:EMJAY posts : 535   (Expert)Date : 02-06-12 14:44

re: How long left on your Passport

There is exactly 3 months to the day left on mine. The woman in the post office told me that I had to check as that might not be enough. I can confirm as above, after checking the Foreigh and Commonwealth website and calling them up, as long as you have 1 day left on your passport, you will be ok for BG
Chris2112 Author:Chris2112 posts : 1088   (Master)Date : 02-06-12 14:51

re: How long left on your Passport

Just a query really:
What is the point of an expiry date if it actually expires before this date to visit some countries?
Pamporovo Pete Author:Pamporovo Pete posts : 14073   (Master)Date : 02-06-12 14:58

re: How long left on your Passport

Not sure what your point is Chris? If it expires BEFORE your departure date then you will not be allowed to travel.

If you mean why does it have to be longer than your intended stay, this I presume is in case you should decide to extend your stay.
Chris2112 Author:Chris2112 posts : 1088   (Master)Date : 02-06-12 16:33

re: How long left on your Passport

I meant if you mean:
"why does it have to be longer than your intended stay, this I presume is in case you should decide to extend your stay"

Thanks
damo Author:damo posts : 651   (Expert)Date : 02-06-12 16:43

re: How long left on your Passport

Funny really. Apart from skiers boarders and business owners who from the uk is going to want to overstay in Bulgaria. The average wage is 50 per week.