Emergency travel documents ( ETD) and passports

by isobel_admin

  • Posted on January 25, 2016

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The British Embassy in Bangkok  currently issues a high volume of Emergency travel documents ( ETD)  mostly due to lost and stolen passports.

On average post in Bangkok issue 55 ETD per month and the current YTD total issued is 617 (Jan – December ).

We have therefore put together a small campaign aimed at travellers with regard to looking after their passports and informing them of the cost and inconvenience if they do loose a passport. 

 The key messages  of the campaign are ;

  • Your passport’s not always safer on you
  • If your passport is stolen, lost or damaged abroad you will lose precious time out of your holiday and replacement documents could cost you over £200. Value your passport and look after it carefully, and take out comprehensive travel insurance.
  • If you lose your passport on holiday you will not be able to get a replacement. Instead you will have to get an ETD and then replace your passport once back in the UK.
    • lock it in a safe if you have access to one
    • make two photocopies of your passport – leave one at home and take the second with you at all times
  • Make sure your passport is valid – for Thailand your passport must be valid for 6 months after the date you travel – check the entry requirements before you go.

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