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the visa (again!) 6 months passport malarky..help!

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1. Posted by caiti (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

when applying for the visa it says you need a valid passport for 6 months, how strict are they on this?

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4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4809 posts) 7y

villarenta's reply (not your post) has been reported because it included a link which was blatant advertising.

I have no idea how strict the six month requirement is. I wouldn't expect too much leniency, but if you want to be certain, your best bet is probably contacting the department of immigration directly; people generally report them to be very helpful.

5. Posted by caiti (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

oh right lol thanks sander, i was thinking whats wrong with my posts!
the visa is for my bf going to have to phone them tommorow.
its a nightmare! i booked my trip ages ago. my frind was denied a visa and now my fellow might not be able to get there. Bloody immigration! if only we could flow in and out of countries freely :-(

6. Posted by aharrold45 (Travel Guru 1281 posts) 7y

I haven't personally had first hand experience, but I have heard that most countries are pretty strict when it comes to the 6 months validity rule.

7. Posted by miket.rtw (Budding Member 32 posts) 7y

Some countries require 6 months after your return date..

8. Posted by caiti (Budding Member 23 posts) 7y

thankyou all. i did in fact get this wrong after emailing immi, they said your passport needs six months left on it before it expires.
so worries over! but thankyou all, im a big silly that needs to read things a few times before panicking :D