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    • Mr_Mister
    • By Mr_Mister 15th Jan 20, 6:38 PM
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    Passport Renewal Query
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    Passport Renewal Query 15th Jan 20 at 6:38 PM
    Hi my current UK passport is expiring in July 2020 so I made a online application to renew it 2 weeks ago and received the new passport today.

    I read somewhere that if you renew it in advance, they will add the extra months on to the new passport but I have noticed that the dates on my new passport starts in Jan 2020 and Expires in Jan 2030.
    Is that correct?
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    • benjus
    • By benjus 15th Jan 20, 6:43 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 6:43 PM
    They stopped adding remaining months last year (or the year before). Now passports are valid for exactly 10 years, in line with international standards.
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    • Caz3121
    • By Caz3121 15th Jan 20, 7:37 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 7:37 PM
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    • 15th Jan 20, 7:37 PM
    changed in 2018 https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2018/09/passport-applicants-hit-out-after-being-given-shorter-than-expec/
    • Heer2019
    • By Heer2019 16th Jan 20, 10:47 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 10:47 AM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 10:47 AM
    Yep, unfortunately they've changed this which is quite annoying because it doesn't pay to be prepared. I travel a lot so so I like being prepared but looks like I'm going to have to wait right until I only have 6 months left.
    • jonesMUFCforever
    • By jonesMUFCforever 16th Jan 20, 11:17 PM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 11:17 PM
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    • 16th Jan 20, 11:17 PM
    If you are travelling to most of Europe you need to be careful as I have read that not only does your passport need to have 6 months left but it must be less than 10 years old - post Brexit.
    Mine was renewed early 9 years ago so I think I will have to renew by March next year even though the passport does not expire until end November.
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