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Passport requirements

Hi,
What do I need to travel to Norway, Sweden, Finland from USA?
I was reading about the Schengen states since one of our passports will expire in 4 months and we are traveling early May.
Do we need to worry about Schengen?

Posted by
7976 posts

If you have a USA passport all recommend that it be valid up to 6 months. There is no word on what will happen if your passport does not.

Posted by
848 posts

It’s probably not advisable to try and travel with a passport with less than six months on it. In fact, I’m surprised an airline will accept it. And it says on the link you were supplied above that you will be denied entry.

Posted by
2389 posts

Since you are leaving very soon..make.an appointment at the closest passport office right away. You will have the passport the same.day. I seem.to remember you have.to be flying within two weeks and have your airline confirmation wth you and the expiring passport. I had to do it once and it was very simple.

Posted by
7648 posts

Absolutely, yes, you need to worry about Schengen, since all three countries are parties to the agreement.

Your first concern is what your airline will accept, if they refuse you boarding. it simply does not matter what each country requires.

As a general guide, you can try entering your information here: https://www.iatatravelcentre.com/?

The advice I would give, is that if it says your passport is not sufficient, then you need a new passport, if it does not, then contact your airline for a decision. But personally, I would work to get an in-person appointment now.

Posted by
11380 posts

Document Validity:

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 3 months beyond the period of intended stay.

(from the link provided by Paul)

Posted by
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US State Department has handy summary pages for US citizens traveling abroad. I would renew the expiring passport. Check the passport renewal website for expedited procedures. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/passports/get-fast.html

Norway - 6 months recommended:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Norway.html

Sweden - At least three months beyond the period of stay
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Sweden.html

Finland - 6 months recommended:
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Finland.html