PASSPORT fees vary depending on what kind of UK travel document you need. Here’s what to do if you need to replace a lost passport.
Whether you’ve left your passport somewhere or it’s been stolen from you, the first thing you must do is act quickly.
The UK’s Passport Office has warned travellers to report the passport lost or stolen as soon as possible.
It added: “This will reduce the risk of anyone else using your passport or your identity.
“You can report a lost or stolen passport for someone else if they can’t do it themselves.”
Once completed, you’ll have to post, fax or take this form to your nearest British embassy.
If you don’t need to travel urgently, you can apply for a replacement passport from abroad.
The Passport Office lists all the different costs and time it will take to get your new travel document, which vary depending on the country you’re in.
This passport should take around six weeks to process from the date of your application.
If you have to travel urgently, you might be able to get an emergency travel document.
The Embassy, High Commission or Consulate have the power to grant you this if necessary, but it will cost you £100.
You’ll usually get your emergency passport on the same day of your appointment.
This emergency travel document will be retained by UK border security when you re-enter the UK.
You may be able to claim back the costs to replace your passport through your travel insurance.
But be aware insurance companies do not cover you if your passport is stolen abroad and it was not locked away in a safety deposit box at a hotel.