Check your passport is ready

Tag: Planning your travel, Visa & Passport   
December 10, 2010   No Comments

Check your passport is readyPassport essentials

The following list is a priority to check long before you intend to travel – these can be show-stoppers and need to be treated with top priority!

  • Ensure you have a minimum of 6 months validity on your passport to enter a country, this is an entry requirement for virtually all countries. If going on a round the world trip it’s a must to get a new passport well in advance if your existing passport is close to expiring.

  • Pink passport cover

  • Plenty of spare pages in your passport for visa stickers and stamps – budget for at least one side per entry point but allow for more to be safe.

  • Photocopy / scan of the passport that you keep hidden on your travels as well as emailing to your web mail account so can be retrievable from anywhere.

  • Union Jack passport cover

  • Keep the passport in good condition and protected so that you remove as many obstacles as possible at passport control – the last thing you want is for it to fall apart in the hands of an immigration officer! A passport cover or wallet is recommended, such as this snazzy Union Jack passport cover (left) or this real leather pink passport cover (above) for the ladies.

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