Unless Theresa May can get her Brexit withdrawal agreement approved by parliament beforehand, the UK will be holding European parliamentary elections on Thursday 23 May 2019. Here’s all you need to know about whether you can vote, and how to register: Who can vote in EU elections? To vote in May’s election you must be registered to vote, be 18 or over on 23 May, be a British, Irish, or qualifying Commonwealth citizen, or a citizen of an EU country other than Malta and Cyprus. You have to be resident at an address in the UK, and not be legally excluded from voting. If you are not already on the electoral roll, you can register to vote online. You may need your national insurance or passport number. EU citizens resident in the UK need to fill in an extra form Unlike the Brexit referendum, EU citizens resident in the UK can vote in European parliamentary elections. If you are a citizen of an EU country (other than the UK, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus) resident in England, … [Read more...] about How to make sure you can vote in the UK’s European elections
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Deal or No Deal - what was once the nation's favourite game show has fast become a phrase of fear for many Brits. With Brexit looming ever closer, a number of us have a few questions we'd like answered before the big day - including what happens if we leave without a deal. We all know to leave the EU and Brexit is going to change how we travel in one way or another. From roaming charges to passenger rights and border checks, there are numerous ways in which a 'no deal' Brexit could affect us. And while a 'no deal' scenario is not desirable the EU has assured it is prepared for it. The European Commission tweeted about the certain preparations people should make in the event of a 'no deal' being passed. It says that travelling between the UK and the EU in the event 'no deal' will change in the following ways. Will Brexit mean additional border checks? UK citizens travelling to the EU will face extra border checks. Guards may ask travellers for information including the duration and … [Read more...] about Brexit: This is how no deal will impact your travel to the EU
Brexit and leaving the EU was always going to affect travel to certain parts of the continent in one way or another. Now the European Commission has published advice on travelling between the UK and the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit. There are several things that will change and some of them are quite drastic and could potentially have severe impacts on any journeys you take into the EU. Here is how things will change should we get a no-deal Brexit. Will there be additional border checks? UK citizens travelling to the EU will face extra border checks. Guards may ask travellers for information including the duration and purpose of their trip, as well as an explanation of how they intend to support themselves while in the bloc. To cross the border UK citizens will need a passport issued within 10 years preceding the date of travel which also remains valid for three months after the planned trip is over. The Commission has proposed that UK nationals will be able to travel visa-free … [Read more...] about This is how a no-deal Brexit will impact your travel to the EU
IF you thought you could travel up to the day that your passport expires, you could be in for a surprise. Some countries around the world require you to have at least six months left on your passport to enter - otherwise they will send you straight back. Here's what you need to know before you jet off...How long is a passport valid? It's always best to check that your passport will still be valid when you travel at the time of booking as in some cases, companies will need you to fill in your passport details. If your passport was issued when you were 16 years old or over, it's valid for 10 years. If it was issued when you were 15 or under, it's valid for five years. And if you've renewed your passport before it expires, you can get up to nine months carried over to your new passport - although this extra time might not always count towards the validity of your travel document. Which countries require six months or more before expiry in order to travel? The majority of countries require … [Read more...] about How long does a passport last and which countries require 6 months before expiry to enter?
There is a lot of speculation around what will happen to our passports after Brexit. We know that British passports are getting a post-Brexit make over - the first in 30 years. The traditional burgundy passports and the ones most people have grown up with are being scrapped in favour of a glossy blue and gold cover in October 2019. As well as changing the primary colour the new design will also ditch the European Union logo and replace it with the British coat of arms. But what does that really mean for our passports? We answer all your main questions and tell you how to check if your passport will work after March 29. Will your passport work after March 29? The rules for travel to most countries in Europe change if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) with no deal. After March 29 2019: You should have at least 6 months left on your passport from your date of arrival. This applies to adult and child passports. If you renewed a passport before it expired, up to 9 extra months may have … [Read more...] about Brexit: Will your passport work after March 29? Here’s how to check