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Do I need to renew my passport for my business trip to Scotland?

by Kristi
(Winter Garden, FL, USA)

Question: Have just learned of a business trip I need to make to Scotland (St. Andrews) leaving June 7th and returning June 11th. My passport expires in October. Do I need to get my passport renewed PRIOR to making this trip? If I do, could I be directed to a reputable expediter?


Answer: While some countries impose a minimum passport validity of three, six, or nine months for arriving passengers, there is no such requirement for the United Kingdom. American citizens seeking entry as tourists or visitors (includes business travelers) are simply required to present a valid passport.

Americans who enter the UK for business purposes also do not need to obtain a visa. For more information, click the link below.

Visiting the United Kingdom as a business visitor

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by: Anonymous

Question: If I travel to Mexico between August 15 and August 22 and my passport expire December 2015, do I need to renew before I travel?

Answer: No, you do not need to renew your passport before your trip to Mexico. It only needs to be valid at time of entry.

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by: John

Question: I am leaving on a European cruise in Aug and my passport expires in Jan'16. Do I need to renew before I go?

Answer: The amount of validity required in a passport varies widely among European countries. We recommend you contact the cruise line and, if necessary, the embassies of the countries you plan to visit for specific information about travel document requirements.

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