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2 Minute Read: Will Insurance Cover Me If I Lost My Passport Abroad?

Team BankBazaar
When you lose your passport, don’t lose time and register a complaint immediately with the concerned authorities to avoid misuse.

Travelling abroad, especially for a vacation is always exciting. It can however turn into a nightmare if you lose your passport during a vacation. A passport after all is the most important document during your overseas travel.

So here is a low down on what you can do and how a Travel Insurance policy can come to your rescue in such a situation:

  1. When you lose your passport, don’t lose time and register a complaint immediately with the concerned authorities to avoid misuse. Do keep a copy of the complaint registered.
  2. Inform the consulate about the lost passport and do the formalities needed to apply for a new passport.
  3. Some companies while buying online insurance offer benefits in terms of compensation. Be aware of the relevant documents and formalities.
  4. Once you are back in India, do inform your travel insurance provider about the lost passport with supporting documents for reimbursements if any.
  5. This should include a covering letter that should mention steps taken to obtain a temporary passport along with return tickets, a duplicate of original passport, original bills, receipt, invoices etc.

Some do’s before you leave the country

  • Do keep an online record of your passport number
  • Keep a record of the consulate numbers in the countries you are travelling
  • Keep a record of your travel insurance details
  • Keep a photocopy of your original passport and carry some extra IDs to deal with urgencies.

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