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1. Posted by danielchan (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

If your passport is lost or stolen when you are abroad, please report the loss immediately to local police authorities and the nearest your country embassy or consulate with the assistance of your local guides.

Remember to write your current address in the space provided in your passport, so that, if it is found, it can be returned to you.

It is always good not to take the passport with you and leave it to the hotel safety box. Taking a copy of your passport is good solution under some circumstances.

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2. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1594 posts) 9y

Quoting danielchan

If your passport is lost or stolen when you are abroad, please report the loss immediately to local police authorities and the nearest your country embassy or consulate with the assistance of your local guides.

Remember to write your current address in the space provided in your passport, so that, if it is found, it can be returned to you.

It is always good not to take the passport with you and leave it to the hotel safety box. Taking a copy of your passport is good solution under some circumstances.

It is a good idea to make photo copies of the information page of your passport and keep a copy in a couple different locations. You can also scan it into a computer and save it in an email to your self.

I usually leave my passport in the safety box at the hotel I stay in. I do carry a copy and if the country has some sort of form or special visa I photo copy that too and keep that with me. I figure if a dispute comes up I can always get my passport from the hotel to clear things up. In ten years back in Asia I have never had any authority figure ask to see my passport other than cashing travelers checks and and checking through immigration and getting my hotel room.

Having a copy of your passport makes it a little easier to get a new passport at your embassy. I was in Thailand and a friend had a "guest" steal his passport, wallet and money. He had no form of ID at all! I got his passport number from the hotel check-in form and gave him enough cash to get to the embassy - he had a hard time proving who he was!

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4. Posted by daphnemaia (Full Member 155 posts) 9y

prevention is best. always keep ur passport close to ur body (in a ziploc bag lest it get wet/damp with sweat/other liquids)

hope no one loses their passport! its really the most awful thing that can happen to one, while on foreign land...