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About-To-Expire Passport Case ?

Dear EF Members

Please can you help me with the below query:

I have an Indian Passport which is about to expire in November 2013. I have a Multiple Entry, L-dependent Swiss Visa which is valid till Oct 2013.

I arrived in Swiss during Dec'2012 & I recently traveled back to India on 15 April 2013 for personal reasons.

Question:
Can I travel back to Switzerland during 14-July-2013 when there are about 5 months before the passport is going to expire ? I still would have a valid visa, but worried about any laws regarding traveling not permitted if less than 6 months for passport expiry ?

please please can some suggest or direct me to the right authority who can help answer my query.

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P.S. I have a resident permit, registered at Basel Canton.
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Re: About-To-Expire Passport Case ?

Apply now to renew your passport?
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Old 11.06.2013, 11:13
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Re: About-To-Expire Passport Case ?

I could find only this info:

"If the foreigner is subject to the obligation to hold a visa, his travel document shall be valid at least another three months over the end of his stay.
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from here:
http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/dam/...-liste1b-e.pdf
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Re: About-To-Expire Passport Case ?

You can send mail to Swiss Embassy in India or Cantonal immigration office (Basel in your case) to get it confirmed. Whenever I contacted them, I always got reply within 1-2 days.

I travelled to India in last week of Feb and returned in 2 days when my passport was exipiring in May and my B-permit was expiring in first week of March.

But before travelling, I contacted Zurich Immigration via email and asked if I can travel considering my B permit and passport both are expiring within 3 months.

They confirmed that my Passport and B permit are valid on the day of travel so I am allowed to travel; and I did not face any problem.
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Re: About-To-Expire Passport Case ?

Dear Gargpu,

May I ask how you went through that situation? I am in a similar case. My Visa expires next year January. but my passport is just valid until the end of this year. I booked my tickets for a vacation to India from Sep 9, 2015- Oct 2, 2015. I know it wont be a problem when I travel to India. but, when I come back, is that an issue? Should I bother about it? Please let me know. Thank you very much.

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Dear Gargpu,

May I ask how you went through that situation? I am in a similar case. My Visa expires next year January. but my passport is just valid until the end of this year. I booked my tickets for a vacation to India from Sep 9, 2015- Oct 2, 2015. I know it wont be a problem when I travel to India. but, when I come back, is that an issue? Should I bother about it? Please let me know. Thank you very much.

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As OP hasn't visited the forum since 2013, I wouldn't get my hopes up
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Dear Gargpu,

May I ask how you went through that situation? I am in a similar case. My Visa expires next year January. but my passport is just valid until the end of this year. I booked my tickets for a vacation to India from Sep 9, 2015- Oct 2, 2015. I know it wont be a problem when I travel to India. but, when I come back, is that an issue? Should I bother about it? Please let me know. Thank you very much.

Shiva
So long as you have a Swiss resident's permit you should be fine. Get your passport renewed when you return though as it's nearly run out.
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