Question on " 10 year old passport " rule

Hi all,

My wife's passport is 10 years old on 12 FEB 2023, but actual expiry date is 12 AUG 2023.

We are planning to travel to Thailand during October 2022 - i checked and her passport is all ok for that.

BUT, i just realised that the flights will probably go for involve  short stopovers in either Paris or Amsterdam( not leaving airport ) - is this going to be an issue for her given the Euro countries rules about passports only being usable for 10 years ?

Ta

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  • SandtreeSandtree Forumite
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    Depends on the country and if its a straight through ticket or hackfare etc... in most countries its not if you leave the airport or not but if you are doing an airside transfer or having to go through immigration 
  • deejaybeedeejaybee Forumite
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    Think they would be straight thru tickets..... MANC==PARIS==BKK (  Air France )

    BKK===AMST====MANC  ( KLM )

    Could do with getting a definite answer on this, as she'll need to start thinking about starting a passport application otherwise.


  • PollycatPollycat Forumite
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    Doesn't this give you a definitive answer?
    Entry requirements - Thailand travel advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
  • tightauldgittightauldgit Forumite
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    deejaybee said:
    Hi all,

    My wife's passport is 10 years old on 12 FEB 2023, but actual expiry date is 12 AUG 2023.

    We are planning to travel to Thailand during October 2022 - i checked and her passport is all ok for that.

    BUT, i just realised that the flights will probably go for involve  short stopovers in either Paris or Amsterdam( not leaving airport ) - is this going to be an issue for her given the Euro countries rules about passports only being usable for 10 years ?

    Ta
    I would imagine you should be fine as you aren't entering the Schengen zone at any point so I imagine you won't have to go through passport control in the airport. It might be worth just checking with the airline to put your mind at rest though. I think the passport control for transfers in Schipol is only for crossing from Non-Schengen to Schengen zones

    https://www.schiphol.nl/en/page/brexit/
  • edited 14 May at 6:54AM
    eDickyeDicky Forumite
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    edited 14 May at 6:54AM
    For transit at Schiphol Amsterdam on a KLM through ticket from UK you would remain airside without passing immigration. I would imagine it's the same situation for Paris although I'm not certain.
    However it's probably best to check with KLM/AF that nothing prevents boarding the initial flight from UK with such a ticket and passport.
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