As Brexit approaches, the UK government recommends that travellers going to the EU after 29 March 2019 have six months left on their passport, and is also advising that any extra months which have been added to a 10 year passport will not be valid.

The Passport Office has released information to make travellers aware about passport validity changes in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March 2019, and has created an online passport checker tool.

For more information about the changes check the rules for travel to Europe after Brexit

Demand for replacement passports is likely to be high, so the earlier you apply for a replacement the better.