Do I need to renew my passport?

I have a passport issued on 26th April '06, expiring on 26th April '11. I am going to Germany from 17th October to 23rd October this year. That means that 3 days after I return, my passport would have exactly 6 months left on it. Also, the photo on my current passport doesn't look very much like me. Do I need to renew my passport or will I be ok traveling to Germany with it? Thanks.

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  • Gerd P
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    No need to worry, Jonny!

    Your American passport just needs to be valid during your period of stay. German Federal Police officers who perform immigration controls are trained to recognize a person by their facial structure..

    Enjoy your stay in my country!

    http://www.timaticweb.com/cgi-bin/tim_website_clie... ..

    Edit:

    It looks as if you are British citizen (Sowerby High) although you have asked the question in Y.A. United States.

    In this case your passport just needs to be valid on arrival since you are not obliged to immigration procedures as EU citizen.

    http://ec.europa.eu/youreurope/nav/en/citizens/tra... ..

  • 1 decade ago

    Its a tricky one It might be safer to get a new one you never no what might happen some countries are very strict . Don't worry about the photo being out of date airport staff are trained in face recognition they would know straight away if it was you or not.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Better renew it so that you won't encounter future problems..

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