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Preventing a lost or stolen passport

Keeping your passport safe should always be your priority. If you are living in another country other than your own, keeping your visa safe is important too.
  • Whenever possible, keep important documents in your hotel safe (either in your room or 
    behind reception).
  • If there is no safe, ensure that your documents are carried securely on you i.e. in a special travel pouch, which can be worn around your body.
  • Do not leave documents in your suitcase - it can be easily lost or stolen.
  • Keep a photocopy of your passport and visa in a safe place
  • You may wish to keep a copy electronically, emailing it to yourself or keeping it on-line for instance, in a Dropbox account which can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection or even on your smartphone!