What To Do If Your Passport Is Lost Or Stolen While Traveling Abroad

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Hello naijaworlders, So you've saved, planned, and finally booked your wonderful vacation/holiday and now that you have arrived at your destination...oh no...the unthinkable happens. So now what - what happens in the instance of a lost or stolen passport? Are you stuck in a foreign country forever? No, and below are a few tips (and suggestions) to help you should you find yourself in this scenario. Once you’ve reached your accommodation, place your passport somewhere safe, such as the hotel room safe. You should also store your other important belongings, such as your camera, money and jewellery, depending on how safe the city is that you’re in. Make at least one or two copies of your passport and keep these in various pieces of luggage. Leave a copy with a friend or family member at home. Make sure to keep a virtual copy of your passport that is always available, like on your Google Drive or Dropbox. This way, regardless of where you are, you’ll always have a copy, assuming you have access to an internet connection and a printer! As soon as you are aware that your passport is missing, head to your nearest police station and open a case. You will be issued a case number. If there is no Nigerian consulate or embassy in the city that you are in, you will have to travel to the nearest location with these offices. This might mean taking a bus or a domestic flight to another city. Find your nearest Nigerian embassy or consulate and explain to them what has happened. Assuming everything else is in order, you will be issued a travel document, allowing you to return to Nigeria. For more travel tips and ways to save on your upcoming travels, please feel free to follow me on Instagram: @MsTravelinaDiva_ and on YouTube: Ms. Travelin Diva Take care, be well and safe travels my friends~

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