Traveling from UK (London) to USA via Dublin, 6 month passport expiry query

I just have a quick question/confirmation regarding the 6 month expiry rule.

I am travelling from the UK to the USA on 2nd of Sept to 17th Sept 2019.

My passport is set to expire 09 March 2020, so the 6 month range will occur mid-holiday.

As far as I can see on the USA and Ireland websites, the 6 month rule does not apply to UK citizens:

Ireland –

If you’re using a passport to enter Ireland, it should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.


For certain nationalities, the passport or other travel document must be valid for at least six months beyond the proposed stay in the United States. The six-month requirement does not apply to United Kingdom passports.

I tried contacting my airline to confirm that I should be fine as is, but they just replied with the following:

[Airline] is required to comply with all government passport and visa requirements. It is your responsibility to ensure you are permitted to enter or transit all countries on your itinerary. While we cannot strictly advise you on individual requirements, you can check requirements by visiting the IATA Travel Centre at

I also ran my details through the IATA website and that all turns up green, but I’m just hoping someone can give further confirmation that I should be fine as is?

I’d rather afford paying out the nose for express passport and ticket modifications if possible.


My sister will fly from Bangkok Thailand to George Town Cyman Island

She will fly from Bangkok to George Town, Cayman Island but needs to pass through Heathrow London Airport as she has a connecting flight there and layover for 4 hours. in that case , will she need a transit visa in London airport for her connecting flight ( BKK, Thailand- Heathrow London airport- Goerge town, Cayman Island)? Please share your experiences with us.. Thank you

For a UK rail delay, which train company do you claim compensation from?

For those who don’t know, the UK rail network was largely privatised in the 1990s. Whether or not rail privatisation is a good thing is still very much up for debate, but even most pro-privatisation people feel the way it was done wasn’t the right way! One upshot is that most non-trivial journeys will involve travel on trains operated by more than one train company.

Let’s consider a hypothetical journey, A to D with a change of trains at C. The A-C journey is to be operated by TrainCoA, C-D by TrainCoB. Unfortunately, the A-C train is cancelled, so you end up getting a later train A-B, another B-C, and then a later train than you’d planned C-D. Oh, and then the C-D train you eventually caught was very late too. Everything was bought on a single ticket.

In this situation, which train company do claim compensation from? TrainCoA, as their initial cancellation was your first delay? TrainCoB, as their C-D delay was the largest delay on your journey? TrainCoC, who ran the A-B journey that you got instead, as they were the first company who’s trains you managed to take? Or can you take advantage of the privatised nature of the system, review the compensation policies of all three train operating companies, and apply for compensation from whichever company has the most generous compensation for your sequence of delays? (Many of the companies have different minimum delays before compensation is due, and different exclusions on what their delay compensation covers….)

Do I need to supply 3 months salary slips for Schengen visa application?

Do I need to supply last 3 months salary slips to apply for a Schengen tourist visa? I recently registered a limited company and will only receive my first pay at the end of this month. I would like to go to the Netherlands next month. The required documents state that “7. Salary Slips (last 03 months) (if employed)”.

Does this apply to people that are self employed?

Required Documentation: