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6 month passport expiration question

Old Oct 15, 17, 12:05 pm
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6 month passport expiration question

I booked a flight for a friend leaving tmw from EWR-DUS with LH and just noticed his passport expires April 8 2018. Lufthansa isn't giving me a clear answer if whether he can fly or not and they are telling me to call the consulate...which is closed. Would you guys happen to know if he can fly or he'll be denied boarding and entry.


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Old Oct 15, 17, 12:09 pm
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Check the entry requirements for Germany (USA passport???) on TIMATIC. IIRC there's a link on the UA website somewhere or you can search for links that have been posted on FT. I'm suggesting UA since it's a LH partner, but in the past I've used the link from the SkyTeam website for my DL flights, although that link might have been removed.
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Old Oct 15, 17, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Check the entry requirements for Germany (USA passport???) on TIMATIC. IIRC there's a link on the UA website somewhere or you can search for links that have been posted on FT. I'm suggesting UA since it's a LH partner, but in the past I've used the link from the SkyTeam website for my DL flights, although that link might have been removed.


Yes sorry. USA passport. I used this website it said its fine http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/pass...quirements.htm but will try to look up the UA one. Thank you so much
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Old Oct 15, 17, 12:14 pm
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Yes sorry. USA passport. I used this website it said its fine http://www.iatatravelcentre.com/pass...quirements.htm but will try to look up the UA one. Thank you so much
I'm not sure what database your Priceline IATA site uses, but TIMATIC is what the airlines use as their authoritative source. I highly suggest finding what TIMATIC says and they carrying a printout.
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Old Oct 15, 17, 12:15 pm
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Just used the UA site https://www.united.com/web/en-US/app...aspx?i=timatic also shows its fine. So he should be ok if it gave the green checkmarks?
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Old Oct 15, 17, 12:45 pm
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Germany is in the EU and according to the website Travel documents for non-EU nationals:

If you are a non-EU national wishing to visit or travel within the EU, you will need a passport:
  • valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU country you are visiting,
  • which was issued within the previous 10 years
As a US passport holder your friend should be ok to enter Germany as long as he has a return ticket to leave Germany/EU before January 8, 2018.
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Old Oct 15, 17, 3:17 pm
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OP - Just a caution.

It does not change the result in TIMATIC, but it appears that you ran your friend's details with a destination of the USA, not Germany. Your friend is still good with a 4/8/18 expiration date for entry to Germany.
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Old Oct 17, 17, 12:33 am
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OP - Just a caution.

It does not change the result in TIMATIC, but it appears that you ran your friend's details with a destination of the USA, not Germany. Your friend is still good with a 4/8/18 expiration date for entry to Germany.

oops lol. well thankfully it all worked out. Thank you all for your help. I believe he got through just fine!
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