We are able to help with a replacement travel document for genuine, urgent or essential, emergency travel or if your passport has been lost or stolen or has recently expired and you need to travel urgently. We will need some verification of your identity and to be satisfied that you are a British national. If your passport has been lost or stolen, you will also need to show us a police report. Our local consular offices can issue emergency travel documents, but you should be aware that background and identity checks will still need to be carried out before we can issue such a document and this may take time. You therefore might have to change your travel plans and you will need to pay a fee for the document. Please check the Urgent travel section on the regional passport processing centre that will take your application. See the How to apply page.
The replacement travel document will probably be an Emergency Travel Document valid for a single or a return journey to any destination via five transit points or may be an emergency passport valid for a single journey back to the UK . The document you receive will depend on British Embassy, High Commission or Consulate facilities and your travel needs.
You should also consider whether you need to get an exit or entry visa from the local immigration authorities.
Check with the local Embassy, High Commission or Consulate to see what services it offers. Local conditions mean that different emergency passport services are available in different areas.
The following emergency travel documents are currently in use:
Please remember that regardless of the type of document issued we need to make checks before we can issue a passport and this may mean you have to delay your travel plans.