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Government issues passport clarification

FILE PHOTO: A British passport is pictured in front of an European Union flag in this photo illustration taken in Brussels, Belgium, June 20, 2016. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Illustration/File Photo

The Gibraltar Government has today corrected a typo in a summary advert published today regarding the use of passports post-Brexit.

The position on passports is that under the Schengen Border Code, third country nationals entering the Schengen Area are advised to have at least six months validity remaining on their passport, and for this remaining validity to be within ten years of the passport being issued.

This is because there are instances when the remaining months outstanding on an old passport have been added onto a new passport to give the travel document a life-span of more than ten years.

The Government has published a series of technical notices over the past few months in order to provide guidance to citizens and businesses in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Some of those technical notices will be summarised in a series of advertisements that will be placed in the press and on-line as from today.

“It is very difficult to adequately provide all the information in a summary,” the Government said adding that the technical notices contain the full details.

The full collection of Technical Notices can be accessed on the Government Law Offices website: http://www.gibraltarlawoffices.gov.gi/brexit