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What You Should Do If You Lose Your Passport Abroad

Losing or having your passport stolen is something that we think would never happen to us. Even if we take all the right steps to make sure our documents are safe it is still something that can happen to anyone of us no matter which country we are travelling in.

If you do have your passport stolen you should first report the theft to the local authorities; if you are stopping in a hotel they will help you with this.  You must get a crime reference number from them as you may need this upon your return to the UK.

Find out where the nearest UK embassy is and report the incident to them as well as the local police. They will more than likely ask you to complete a form which records the theft.  The UK embassy will also help you in obtaining replacement documents so that you can travel back to the UK with no issues.

Once you return home to the UK you should contact the passport office to request a replacement passport; it is best to do this as soon as you can.

Before you travel you should look at the Foreign and Commonwealth website as it will show the numbers you may need to call in an emergency and you can also find out the UK embassy address of the places you are visiting.

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