it costs double though nearly doesn't it? We don't go until dec 22nd so if i get the forms and photos done tomorrow, get the photos signed tomorrow night and take it to post office wednesday for 'check and send' we should be okay huh?
I checked with Virgin Atlantic and for some parts of the US you do need 6 months but for Florida, as long as your passport is valid for the length of your stay, it's okay. You dont need the extra 6 months. And I've just done the Visa Waiver application on line and it accepted the passports that are due to expire early next year so I guess that confirms it. So my trip to the post office this morning was a bit of a waste, and the £8 I spent on photos. My fault though, I shouldn't have been in a panic, I should have double checked first. Never mind. DD's photo is lovely . I'll save it for when we come back from Florida and renew the passports then.
Actually VA were only partly right re answering your query. Re the part of the sentence, "and for some parts of the US you do need 6 months but for Florida, as long as your passport is valid for the length of your stay, it's okay" that is actually incorrect.
This is from the FO:-
Q. Does my British passport have to be valid for six months beyond my date of departure from the United States?
A. No, if your passport is not valid for at least six months beyond your date of departure from the United States, it will not affect your eligibility to travel. The United States has an agreement with the United Kingdom automatically extending the validity of a passport for six months past the passport's expiration date. Therefore, your passport need remain valid only for the duration of your stay in the United States.
If you are travelling visa free under the Visa Waiver Program and your passport is not valid for 90 days, you will be admitted into the United States until the date on which the passport expires.