Passports and visas
If you are travelling internationally, a valid passport is normally required. For some countries your passport will need to be valid for at least six months after your intended return and you may also need a visa.
Before travelling you should always check your destination country's entry requirements and allow enough time to renew your passport and/or apply for a visa at the relevant embassy or consulate.
Confirm the entry requirements of the country you are visiting in our destination guides.
Travelling within the UK
Passports are not necessarily required for travel within the UK. Contact your airline directly for specific ID requirements.
- Take photocopies of your passport just in case it gets lost.
- Carry an alternative photographic ID with you.
- Lost or stolen passports can be reported to the UK Passport Service on 0300 222 0000.
- If you are travelling to the USA, you will need a visa waiver form. Apply online.