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Visiting Egypt on Turkish Passport
1.       JMH
4 posts
 26 Sep 2010 Sun 03:06 am

Hi all,

I have a quick and hopefully simple question which I´d appreciate answering.

 

My girlfriend (Turkish) and I (British) and visiting Cairo this New Year.

As a British National, I´m only allowed into Cairo (as well as many other countries) if my passport has more than 6 months left before it expires.

My girlfriends passport runs out in March 2011, yet she tells me as a Turkish National the same "6 month" ruling doesn´t apply.

Can someone confirm whether this is correct or not please?

I´m literally about to book the holiday but am worried in case our holiday is canceled or she is refused entry because her passport won´t have 6 months on it when we arrive in Cairo in December 2010.

Many thanks.

 

Jason

2.       JanetteO
48 posts
 26 Sep 2010 Sun 04:29 am

Why not just get a 1 year renewal before you go, just to be on the safe side?  They will just add the one year onto the existing passport so it is valid until March 2012.  And Turkish passport renewal fees were just reduced as I remember.



Edited (9/26/2010) by JanetteO [typo]

3.       JMH
4 posts
 26 Sep 2010 Sun 12:40 pm

Thanks for your reply

 

Didn´t know Turkey issued a renewal on passports like that so that´s certainly an option.

Thank you again.

4.       JMH
4 posts
 26 Sep 2010 Sun 03:44 pm

Sorry, just to further this....

 

Where can my girlfriend extend her passport?

Does she have to do it in Turkey (at the airport) or can she do it when she retuns to the UK?

Will she keep the same passport number if she extends it?

 

Thanks,

5.       JanetteO
48 posts
 27 Sep 2010 Mon 07:06 pm

They keep the same passport; it´s just a new page that gets stamped in their existing passport.  Not sure if it can be done in the UK or at a Turkish airport.  I think it has to be sent in somewhere and it takes 2-3 days for the new stamp.  I am having the same issue; trying to find out if my husband´s passport can be renewed at the embassy here in Canada, or if he has to send it back to Turkey to have this done.  The Turkish embassy in Canada hasn´t been too quick in answering my inquiries.  I´ll ask my husband where he got his previous extension and will write further when I find out. 

6.       armegon
1872 posts
 27 Sep 2010 Mon 11:14 pm

Renewal can only be done via Turkish Embassies in foreign countries as far as I know.

Quoting JanetteO

They keep the same passport; it´s just a new page that gets stamped in their existing passport.  Not sure if it can be done in the UK or at a Turkish airport.  I think it has to be sent in somewhere and it takes 2-3 days for the new stamp.  I am having the same issue; trying to find out if my husband´s passport can be renewed at the embassy here in Canada, or if he has to send it back to Turkey to have this done.  The Turkish embassy in Canada hasn´t been too quick in answering my inquiries.  I´ll ask my husband where he got his previous extension and will write further when I find out. 

 

 

7.       JMH
4 posts
 28 Sep 2010 Tue 12:39 pm

JanetteO and Armegon,

 

Thank you very much for your answers, and what you´re both saying makes perfect sense.

 

Will ask my girlfriend to contact the Turkish Embassy here in London to extend it.

 

Again, my sincere thanks.

8.       busyb
117 posts
 30 Sep 2010 Thu 06:01 pm

Sory to reply a little late but yes she does have to. It´s not about the Turkish passport or about the passport holder at all. it´s about country you are travelling to - Egypt in this case - and it´s regulations. Most countries have this 6 month policy but not all do. But Egypt is one of them.

 

Here is more information:

 

http://www.expedia.co.uk/daily/wg/P40910.asp

 

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