Passport Validity when entering the USA...?

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  1. Gaucho
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    How long must your passport be valid for when entering the USA... I cant remember if its 180 days or 90 days... I will be entering SFO with 100 days left on my passport and dont want to have issues...

    Thanks!
     
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    If you are on the list, your passport just needs to be able to complete your trip, for all other countries, it is 6 months.
     
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    Thank you !!!!
     
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    From my experience, for any country, usually passport validity is about 6 months requirement. I remember how one pax was so upset when SQ agent told him that to traveling to the US requires 6 month passport validity (He had only 3 months before expiration of his passport).
     
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    The point you raise is a good one... because more often than not, check in agents are not updated on the latest rules and will almost always err on the side of caution because the airlines are stuck with having to repatriate a pax that gets bounced at immigration.... regardless, the list that is quoted above says that if you are on the list, you do NOT require 6 month validity....

    I will test the waters at EZE early next week with my passport that only has 100 days left in its validity.
     
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    Do you know what nationality/passport the pax in question had...?
     
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    France
     
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    I would carry a hard copy of the list with me in this case, since you apparently don't have time to renew the passport before travel. It would also be good to try to check the website that airlines use to look up this information, as those are the rules the carrier is likely to apply to you.
     
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    Good luck to you sir. I never try to test these waters considering we're talking about a $1000+ ticket. Maybe I'll see you on the way back to EZE from the states as I'll be headed there for an extended weekend in early October.
     
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    I will test the waters yes.... but I have a new passport as I post this.... ;)
     
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    PM me your schedule if you want to meet... Im back in the saddle on October 6th.
     

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