On Mon, 18 Jan 2021 at 20:15, <email@example.com> wrote:
Current EU/UK Passport is OK for use provided it has more than 6 months left on it. In other words you don't have to get a new one until your old one runs out. Unless you want a Blue one in which case you can renew anytime.However beware of renewing too early.
Previously, if renewing within a certain period of time prior to
expiry (I now can't remember how long!), the new passport start was
similar to an MOT - you retained the same day and month of expiry.
Then without any announcement (i.e. by stealth) they changed their
rules. Now renewal is immediate, so one loses possibly 3 months.
Effectively increasing the cost of a passport, as it's life is reduced
from the 10 years.