I'll be travelling to the UK (London) at the end of March for about a week from TLV. I am a dual US/Israeli citizen and will be entering the UK on my US passport, however it expires on May 7, 2017. Is this going to be a problem? Do I need to rush renew my US passport?

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    In that situation, they have the option, but not the obligation to exercise Paragraph 21 in a way that's unfavourable to you. Possibly Paragraph 23 would kick in. The actual result is at their discretion and hence indeterminate.
    – Gayot Fow
    Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 11:51
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    Any reason for not using the Israeli passport? Commented Feb 27, 2017 at 13:58
  • @PeterGreen You make it sound like he needs to. His US passport will be just fine.
    – Crazydre
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 13:58

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To enter the United Kingdom, a passport valid for the duration of stay is required by all nationals, except EU nationals holding a valid national ID card.

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No, you'll be fine as long as it's valid for your whole visit.

As stated by Timatic, the database used by airlines:

Passports and other documents accepted for entry must be valid for the period of intended stay.

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