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Having your passport stolen really sucks. Thankfully some World Nomads policies can help cover your extra costs while you arrange an emergency replacement passport (not all do, so do read your policy carefully). Here’s how.....

1. Report the incident immediately

Report the incident to the relevant authorities and get a report from them. This will include:

  • The local police
  • Your nearest embassy, diplomatic or consular mission for your country of citizenship
  • For visas and passports from other countries – contact the relevant embassy
  • Any other relevant authorities, such as the airline, hotel or tour operator

Important: 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 immediately. Contact our Emergency Assistance Team if you need help with this.

2. Arrange a replacement or emergency passport

You should carefully check the process to apply for an emergency or replacement passport with your embassy. You'll need a passport photo, ID (driver's license or expired passport), evidence of citizenship (photo of your missing passport), your e-tickets or itinerary. You may also need a police report.

If you need to travel to a different location to apply in person or collect your emergency passport, you should arrange to do this.

For rookies: 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.

3. Rearrange or cancel any affected travel arrangements

As soon as you know 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 the changes or cancellation, and details of any refunds or extra fees paid.

4. Keep your receipts

If you think you'll need to claim, you'll need to 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 expeneses

5.Need to know more?

Our suggestions should 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.

Travel Insurance Benefits: how we can take care of you*

Trip Cancellation

Been working hard for your trip?

We'll work hard to protect it.

Trip Protection
  • Unexpectedly hospitalised?
  • Travel buddy unfit to travel?
  • Close relative suddenly dies?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Expenses

Feeling fit and healthy? What if you get sick or injured?

Take the pain out of medical or dental costs.

Emergency Medical Insurance
  • Need meds quick?
  • Accidentally injured?
  • Suddenly sick?

We’ve got your back.

Emergency Medical Transportation

Know where the nearest hospital is?

Don’t stress, we’ll get you there quickly.

Evacuation and Repatriation
  • Banged up abroad?
  • Need a hospital urgently?
  • Medivac home?

Help starts here.

Protect your gear

Love photography, filming or sport?

Cover your bags, tech or gear.

Protect your gear
  • Passport or tech stolen?
  • Airline lost your gear?
  • Bags delayed?

Help starts here.

  • Emergency Overseas Medical & Dental Expenses
  • Emergency Medical Evacuation & Repatriation
  • Trip Cancellation or Interruption
  • 24-Hour Assistance Services
  • Baggage
  • And more (depending on your country of residence)
*This is a general summary only. Restrictions, exclusions and limitations will apply. Coverage may not be available for all countries, states or provinces. Benefit limits may vary depending on the plan chosen. Get a quote for full details.

24/7 emergency assistance

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.

Are you in need of emergency assistance right now?

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Wherever you are, we’re here 24/7 to help you in any emergency.
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World Nomads Travel Insurance was reviewed on Trust Pilot on 1st August 2017 and rated 4 stars