*Info on passport validity for UK visitors to Spain*
If you have friends and family from the UK coming to visit you in Spain, do make sure that they are aware of the rules on passport validity. Visitors from the UK must meet the Schengen area rules (https://ec.europa.eu/…/schengen…/schengen-area_en.)
Passports must meet 2 requirements. They must be:
• less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
• valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)
People should check both the issue date and the expiry date in their passport. If you renewed your passport early, extra months may have been added to its expiry date. These extra months do not count towards the validity needed and could affect whether your passport meets the requirement for your passport to be less than 10 years old.
You can find more information on all the entry requirements for Spain at https://www.gov.uk/foreign…/spain/entry-requirements
If you are a UK National living in Spain and covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, you do not need any extra months on your passport to enter or exit EU countries.