Having your passport stolen really sucks. Thankfully some World Nomads policies may help cover your extra costs while you arrange an emergency replacement passport. Here’s how.
Report the incident to the relevant authorities and get a report from them. This will include:
Travel Insurance tip: for certain countries, it is an offence not to report the loss or theft or your passport as soon as you learn of the loss. It may also affect your travel insurance cover if you don't report it as soon as reasonably possible. Contact our 24/7 Emergency Assistance team if you need help with this.
Carefully check the process to apply for an emergency or replacement passport with the consulate or embassy of your home country. You may need to attend an appointment at your nearest embassy or consulate after you’ve applied online.
You must provide us with copies of all documentation provided by the foreign government agency and the government of your resident country. You will also need a written police report when your passport has been stolen.
If you need to travel to a different location to apply in person or collect your emergency passport, you should arrange to do this.
Travel Insurance tip: emergency passports do not permanently replace your passport. They can be issued quickly with limited validity so you can return home or continue with your trip.
Travel insurance tip: Because there are no EU standards governing travel without a valid passport, processes vary greatly from country to country. If you have already begun your journey and:
Remember that even if certain countries allow you to leave or enter their territory without a legal travel document, you may still be required to show one in countries you are travelling through.
Once you’ve confirmed that any travel arrangements are going to be affected, contact any accommodation, tour, transport and other providers to rearrange or cancel any arrangements you may have. Make sure you get confirmation from them in writing of the changes or cancellation, and details of any refunds or extra fees paid.
If you think you'll need to claim, make sure you keep the official reports you were given and all original receipts as evidence to support your claim including your itineraries, booking and cancellation confirmations for any affected transport, accommodation and additional expenses.
This information may help you when things go wrong and you want to make a claim. All travel insurance plans are different and cover will vary, depending what's happened, your country of residence, the plan you choose and any options or upgrades you buy. Your policy will always have the terms, conditions and exclusions that apply.
If you have questions about what's covered and not covered, just ask us.
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Whether you need medical assistance or emergency evacuation, our teams are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year before and during your trip.
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|Country of residence||Phone|
|Belgium||+32 (0)2 808 66 32|
|Denmark||+45 89 87 30 23|
|Germany||+49 (0)335 5622 3012|
|Ireland||+353 (0) 90 640 6460|
|Netherlands||+31 (0)20 8080731|
Wherever you are, whatever has happened, our multi-lingual assistance teams are here to help you and your family.
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