How much validity do I need on a passport please ??

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    We are moving back to Adelaide, we are all citizens my 2 kids were born in Adelaide, I need a new passport for my son as its expired but my daughter will have 2 maybe 3 months on hers, we are going back to live in Adelaide and not returning to the UK, would 2/3 months be ok for travel into Australia??? the passport is still valid but some countries only allow 6 months validity which seems silly if we are not returning can anyone help other than ringing Australia I am getting no help at all with this, many thanks in advance

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    I think you'd be fine. If there was a minimum requirement I am sure they would state it on the immigration website. I can't see anything.


    Usually the 6 month thing is for travel to another country and then wishing to return to the one you departed from. They advise then to have 6 months or more on a passport (UK do anyways)


    [h=2]Travel documents required for Australian citizens[/h]Australian citizens have an automatic right of entry to Australia, and do not require a visa. Australian citizens need only to present the following documents to officers in immigration clearance:


    • a valid Australian passport or other acceptable travel document
    • a completed and signed Incoming Passenger Card.
      See: Passenger cards

    Australians who hold dual or multiple nationalities should hold an Australian passport and use it to enter or leave Australia, even when using a foreign passport overseas. The only exception is where they have been issued with an Australian Declaratory Visa.








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    I found this on the Passport FAQ:


    Do I need six months validity left on my passport before I can travel from and then re enter Australia?


    Australian passports are valid for travel into and out of Australia regardless of the length of remaining validity. An Australian passport remains valid until the expiry date.


    However, it is the right of any country to control entry into their borders and this is usually done via visas or ensuring sufficient validity remains on the visitor’s travel document. Entry requirements are decided by foreign governments and are not something that the Australian Government can influence.


    You need to ensure that your passport has adequate validity to meet the entry requirements of the countries you intend to visit (or transit). Some countries require travellers to have at least six months validity remaining on their passports beyond the period of intended stay, and immigration authorities may refuse entry if you arrive with less than this. Airlines and passenger shipping lines may refuse to carry you if your passport has inadequate validity.


    Before travel you should contact the Embassy, High Commission or Consular representative of all the countries you will be travelling to, or seek advice from your travel agent, to identify each country’s passport validity requirements. If you are unsure, it is safest to renew your passport prior to travelling.


    Sounds like it depends on whether it is accepted by the countires through which you will transit.

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