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    Question Maseru border, passport expiring...

    Hi everyone

    I am going to Lesotho from 4-13 December 2015. Just heard about the 3 months passport expire rule. My passport expires 29 December 2015. There's no way I can get a new passport before Friday..
    Do you know how strict they are about the rule?
    Do you think I should try my luck? (I'm going with 60 people on a bus. If I can't get in or out I'll be stranded)

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    Contact the Lesotho High Commission and ask them. I recently used my South African passport in neighbouring countries up to the last week of its validity. It seems that the 3 month rule is for passports other than South African.

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    It will ultimately depend on the official at the border post. They might allow you in, because they fail to check the expiry date. Upon leaving, it could end up costing you money.

    As a rule of thumb, a passport has to be valid for no less than six months after date of departure.

    You may apply for an once-off, emergency travel document if the reason for your trip is considered urgent or in the case of an emergency.
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    In Nam I was once sent back because my passport had a month on so don't take the chance in Nam. Cannot comment on Lesotho

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    Default Re: Maseru border, passport expiring...

    Just for interest sake, did you manage to go through at the end?

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    Went through last year with one month left on my passport, had no issues, went again in December with 2 months left on Swambos passport, again no issues.

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