Some countries will not permit entry on passports which show that the bearer has visited, or intends to visit, certain countries where diplomatic relations do not exist.

Before approving the issue of a concurrent passport in these circumstances, Authorised Officers should be satisfied that other options, such as obtaining a replacement passport at some intermediate point or a loose leaf visa, is not workable.

Refer to ‘ Supporting Letter 8/9:concurrent passport ’.

The validity of the concurrent passport should be limited to the period needed to cover the intended travel plus six months up to a maximum validity of three years.