I have an international flight this Friday (25 Sep 2020) from San Francisco to Delhi. The airline is Air India. I am trying to do web check in (and health undertaking) on Air India website but it fails with the error - passport not valid for the required minimum duration. My passport expiry date is 14 March 2021, less than 6 months left for expiry.

Does the minimum of six months passport validity rule applies to Indian citizens travelling to India? I think it should be fine for Indian citizens coming back to India with less than 6 months left on their passport. I will be renewing my passport in India.

  • Is this a direct flight, or is there an intermediate stop somewhere?
    – user105640
    Sep 24 '20 at 0:03
  • It is a direct flight.
    – Shikher
    Sep 24 '20 at 0:09
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    Timatic says you should be fine, which is what I expected. This is probably just a glitch with the Air India web site. You should probably call the airline. You might have to check in at the airport.
    – user105640
    Sep 24 '20 at 0:15
  • Just enter a different expiry date during check-in. It doesn't matter in the end: travel.stackexchange.com/questions/79636/…
    – JonathanReez
    Sep 24 '20 at 1:27

The six months passport validity rule does not apply to Indian citizens traveling to India.

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