A caution has been issued to people who have the red passport to verify whether the passport is still valid.
After the UK left the EU departure, a new passport in blue that had the words ‘BRITISH POSTPORT to replace the red passport which referred to the UK as an EU member. EU.
The new passport in blue was issued in the middle of 2020 to those renewing or seeking a new passport.
But thousands of citizens can still carry their passports in red as long as they’re still in good condition.
If you’re among those with a green passport, you should be aware of changes in the rules regarding expiring dates on passports.
Passports can only be valid for 10 years Any additional time on red passports (passports that were issued before the UK quit in the EU) are no longer valid.
According to Plymouth Live, Hays Travel Plympton states: “Important passport update changes because of changes to validity since the departure from the EU your passport currently only valid for 10 years from the date of issue date on your passport.
“If your passport was issued prior to the UK leaving the EU with additional months on, those extra months are no longer valid.”
The message, posted via social media reads: “Example: passport issue date of 21st June 2012, date of expiration for passport 21st December 2022..
“Your expiry date for your passport is the 21st of June 2022..
“Most countries in the EU require that your passport is valid for six months on the date of return from your holiday, some countries it’s three months, meaning the last date you could return on the above example would be the 21st Dec 2021.”
The government recommends that you confirm that your passport is valid prior to you go on a trip.