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We will be leaving for the UK next month and my passport expires in November. I have recently read in a few places online that having six months or less left on your passport can be an issue. Yikes! I didn't really think about this being an issue, I have been so focused on getting my spouse visa and figured I could just renew it once I was over and settled. However, could this pose a potential problem for me upon entry? Should I try to renew before I leave?
 

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We will be leaving for the UK next month and my passport expires in November. I have recently read in a few places online that having six months or less left on your passport can be an issue. Yikes! I didn't really think about this being an issue, I have been so focused on getting my spouse visa and figured I could just renew it once I was over and settled. However, could this pose a potential problem for me upon entry? Should I try to renew before I leave?
No problems. Provided you have a valid passport when you arrive in UK and have the settlement visa inside, you are fine. Just renew your passport after arrival. Until you get ILR, carry both passports for international travel.
 

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Is having less than six months left on a passport ever an issue? "The Internets" seemed to think so, depending on what country you are visiting. We may not arrive in the UK first, depending on which flight we choose - would hate to arrive in Amsterdam or someplace and be turned away...ugh!
 

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Is having less than six months left on a passport ever an issue? "The Internets" seemed to think so, depending on what country you are visiting. We may not arrive in the UK first, depending on which flight we choose - would hate to arrive in Amsterdam or someplace and be turned away...ugh!
For "visiting" a country, there is sometimes a requirement that you have either 3 or 6 months left on your passport before your intended departure date. But if you're coming in on a visa, the idea is that you're coming to stay.
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Is having less than six months left on a passport ever an issue? "The Internets" seemed to think so, depending on what country you are visiting. We may not arrive in the UK first, depending on which flight we choose - would hate to arrive in Amsterdam or someplace and be turned away...ugh!
Won't happen, because they see your UK settlement visa and know that you will be leaving Holland soon.
 
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