New regulations to cross Schengen borders
Starting July 2013, new regulations apply concerning travel document’s requirements.
1. In order to apply for a Schengen visa, the overall validity of your passport should not exceed 10 years (including validity extensions).
2 Your passport/travel document holding a Schengen visa, has to be valid at least 3 months beyond the intended duration of your journey in the Schengen Area. For instance, a holder of a Schengen visa valid for a period of 6 months ending December 31th 2013, will be allowed to enter the Schengen countries only if his passport is valid until March 31th 2014 at least.