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UK Emergency Travel Document

If you need to travel urgently and your passport has been lost or stolen you will need to apply for a Emergency Travel Document.

To apply for an Emergency Travel Document contact your nearest British embassy, high commission or consulate to book an appointment to submit application.

Supporting documents needed when you are applying for an Emergency Travel Document:

  • Recent passport photograph

  • Completed emergency travel document application form

  • Proof of your travel plans - eg, booking confirmations (or detailed written travel plans if you can't book ahead)

  • A police report if your passport has been stolen

  • You will have to pay a fee in local currency, equivalent to £95.

  • Applicant's original birth certificate

  • Parent's full UK birth certificates/ certificate(s) of naturalisation

  • Parent's marriage certificate

  • If applicant is under 16 both parent's passports and letters of consent to travel

  • Applicant's registration certificate(s) (if applicable

When completing the emergency travel document application form you will need to provide the following information:

Details of where and when lost/stolen passport last seen

  • Place of loss/theft

  • Date of loss/theft (e.g. airport name, town)

  • Country of loss/theft

  • Circumstances of loss/theft

  • Have local police been notified?

  • Date reported to Police

  • Police station

  • Police Report Number

  • Have you previously reported your/any passport lost or stolen?

Details of journey

  • Departure date

  • Arrival date at destination

  • Countries transited

  • Mode(s) of transport Plane/Train/Boat/Car/Coach

  • Country of final destination

  • Purpose of travel

  • Departure date of return journey

  • Transit countries

  • Date of arrival

Need more help?

Call the passport adviceline for the following help:

  • General Enquiries
  • Passport Tracking
  • Urgent Passports
  • Help Filling Forms
  • Which Documents to Send
  • Photo & Signature Requirements
  • Application Timescales
  • Reporting Lost/Stolen Passport

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