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Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

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Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

Hello,

I'm travelling from Canada to Varadero, Cuba in three weeks. I'm receiving mixed answers on whether my passport must be valid for +6mths of the travel date. My password expires in July 2012. Will I have a problem or do I have to renew before I leave to extend the expiry to +6 mths?

Thank You

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1. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

It will be ok no problem

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2. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

For Canadians, a passport only needs to be valid for one week past the date of your return.

autenticacuba.com/travel-visas/#axzz1qXat0NGF

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3. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

Whenever I had travelled my travel agent advises that your passport must be valid 6 months from your return to Canada. I'd call this number to get the correct information. Got this number from their website Toll free in Canada and the US: 1-800-567-6868. Good luck.

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4. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

The correct info is found in the links CubaJack provided.

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5. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

"... Whenever I had travelled my travel agent advises that your passport must be valid 6 months from your return to Canada..."

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That is fairly standard for many countries, but it is not true for Cuba.

Cheers,

Terry

PS This info is only applicable to Canadians though, most airlines in the UK for example will not allow you to board without the 6 months of validity - they don't care what the Immigration regulations are in your arrival country.

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6. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

Terry is absolutely spot on, as usual.

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7. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

My passeport expired 2 weeks after i got home and i had no problems at all as you have the right information from Martian who was the one that told me that everything would be ok and he was right ...

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8. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

no problem

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9. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

My brother in law just got back from cuba last week and his passport is expiring in July 12. He had no problems, no questions asked...

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10. Re: Canadian Passport Valid for 6 months?

The Canadian goverment site says 1 month and the Cuban says one week. As everyone has said you will have no problems.