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Have just been declined boarding a flight to spain with my

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Have just been declined boarding a flight to spain with my 5 y/o as her passport expires in a months time though the flight today had a return date of a week, i was advised that cannot travell with passport expiry less tha 3 months away, i hold a uk passport whilst my daughter holds a non eu passport, my son who also happen to have his passport expire within 2 months was not alerted as he holds a uk passport
I will try to go to the relevant consulate in order to get a speedy renewal passport (or temporarily one?) , would you know if its possible to go to spanish consulate as well and receive a temporarily permission from them? this was suggested by one of the grounds person at the airport
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Immigration Law
Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Hello,

Sorry to hear this.

You should have been allowed to board the flight as under EEA rules, your UK passport is good for travel within the EU right up to the very last day of your passport expiry.

See here for cases similar to yours where airlines have bungled up

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/easyjet-admits-bungle-after-barring-passenger-with-two-months-left-on-his-passport-8665863.html

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thanks for your reply but please note what i wrote:


 


"Have just been declined boarding a flight to spain with my 5 y/o as her passport expires in a months time though the flight today had a return date of a week, i was advised that cannot travell with passport expiry less tha 3 months away, i hold a uk passport whilst my daughter holds a non eu passport, my son who also happen to have his passport expire within 2 months was not alerted as he holds a uk passport

Expert:  UKSolicitorJA replied 2 years ago.
Did your daughter have a valid Spanish visa?

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