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Passport Expiration dates #133312
06/21/2017 10:43 AM
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I have several friends coming down in July and some of their passports expire in January, 2018...will they have problems getting into the BVI?

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Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: Tackmaster] #133313
06/21/2017 11:03 AM
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Technically, no, but in the BVI there have been different results. There are other threads on this. Best advice is to have your friends renew their passports now, even if they have to pay for expedited service. Much better than being refused entry into the BVI.

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: trueblue] #133314
06/21/2017 11:55 AM
06/21/2017 11:55 AM
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GJ, CO S/V Long Overdue
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why not renew, you have to renew anyway, waiting for last minute?

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: trueblue] #133315
06/21/2017 02:29 PM
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just renewed my passport, via Department of state site. Requested expedited service. mailed application 6/5/2017 received new passport 6/14/2017


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Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: Tackmaster] #133316
06/21/2017 08:27 PM
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They will have absolutely no problems.


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Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: wmangum] #133317
06/23/2017 12:58 AM
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Walker, I was sternly warned about the 6 month requirement by no other than a BVI immigration official. He made it very clear that I was lucky getting in. Their policy states 6 months of availability from entry to ensure passage back to the homeland.

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: sailbynight] #133318
06/23/2017 08:46 AM
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I came in twice with a passport that was to expire in less than 6 months. Not a word was said to me either time about it.


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Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: wmangum] #133319
06/23/2017 08:52 AM
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The BVI does consider a passport with only 6 months left on it to be expired but they hardly ever reject anyone as long as they're not staying longer then the date of expiration.

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: sail445] #133320
06/23/2017 09:47 AM
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The same misinformation gets spread every time this comes up.

Passport must be valid at time of entry - that's it.

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: wmangum] #133321
06/23/2017 09:54 AM
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Quote
wmangum said:
I came in twice with a passport that was to expire in less than 6 months. Not a word was said to me either time about it.

He probably knew who you were.... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Groovin.gif" alt="" />

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: MrEZgoin] #133322
06/23/2017 10:09 AM
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Saying that could possibly ruin someone's vacation.

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: sail445] #133323
06/23/2017 10:13 AM
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St. Louis
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Thanks to all......

Re: Passport Expiration dates [Re: Tackmaster] #133324
06/28/2017 10:58 AM
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I knew someone who had a passport going to expire 5 days after they RETURN home from the BVIs. So they applied and received a new one. The night before their flight to BVI their Labrador chewed up the new Passport. Long story short they were told by US Passport agency in St Thomas they could provide the necessary paperwork to enter BVI. They basically applied for another passport and was assured it would work. BVI officials didn't recognize the paperwork, but entry stamped the hole punched, "voided" passport (presented to them as a last resort) without issue..."because it wasnt going to expire until after departure in 10 days".... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

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