I was supposed to get a new passport last week but it turns out they have delayed it for 1 month, while I booked tickets for next weekend.

I am travelling from the UK to Saudi Arabia with a layover in Turkiye on a Pakistani passport. The first airline is Turkish and then flyadeal. Will I be able to travel on my current passport, which expires in 1.5 months?

I am returning on 10 April, the expiry is on 1st May.

Edit: I have UK indefinite leave to remain.

  • Are you going to Pakistan? What is your status in the UK? Mar 14 at 16:07
  • @NicolasFormichella I have a idefinate leave to remain. I will add it to the question and no I m not going to Pakistan, my destination is Saudia and overlay in Turkey
    – localhost
    Mar 14 at 16:10

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No, you won't

TIMATIC (an airline's documentation database) states

Saudi Arabia - Destination Passport

Passport required.

Document Validity

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the arrival date.

  • oh, is there any way I can travel on some temporary papers? It is consulate mistake which will cost me and my family mental stress
    – localhost
    Mar 14 at 17:04
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    @localhost An emergency travel document (ETD) is usually a temporary document that enables you to get back home if you’re stuck abroad without your passport for some reason. As that’s not the case for you, I doubt you can do anything.
    – Traveller
    Mar 14 at 17:35
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    Enquire with the Pakistani consulate, they might, ot not, be able to issue you a 1-year temporary passport. I have no idea whether Pakistan allows this, but my own country does... Might as well check...
    – dda
    Mar 14 at 19:27
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    @localhost not consulate’s mistake. It is your mistake. You should renew passport asap when there is a trip coming. Don’t trust any government agency.
    – vasin1987
    Mar 15 at 3:28
  • @vasin1987 I agree
    – localhost
    Mar 15 at 13:37

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