What To Do If You Lose Your Passport Travelling To Dubai?

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What To Do If You Lose Your Passport Travelling To Dubai?

Suppose, you and your friend are planning a trip to Dubai. You made all the necessary bookings and also purchased travel insurance for Dubai. However, once you two took off expecting a wonderful journey, unfortunately, your friend lost his passport. 

The first thing you would do to rescue your friend from this situation would be filing a passport missing complaint followed by which you would inform your insurer about the incidents.

Losing a passport in a foreign land can be the last thing you would want to encounter while travelling. However, no matter how careful you are, the mishap can happen with you at any time while you are on a trip. To ensure you do not end up ruining your trip you should stay alert and know what to do when passport is lost.

The foremost thing to do is prevention! Here are a few precautions that you can take to avoid hassles of passport loss.

Precautions To Avoid Hassles of Passport Loss

There are some precautions that you should take to ease the situations,in case you lose your passport during a trip:

  • Make sure you carry photocopies of your passport and visa and keep it separately from where you have kept your original passport. password.
  • Keep a copy of the documents on your email before starting your journey. In this way, you can easily log into your email account and take a printout of the copy of the documents.

As we’ve already mentioned how to prevent a passport loss in Dubai, here’s a step-by-step guide to rescue you in case you indeed lose your passport in a foreign land.

Step-by-step Guide on What To Do When Passport Is Lost

File a Passport Missing Complaint In The Nearest Police Station

In case you have lost your passport in Dubai, the first thing to do is to submit an application for lost passport to the police station. In this process, you will receive a copy of the report. You are advised to keep the report with you every time as it works as proof. Also, the police report can be handy if you have an insurer to claim the expenses incurred.

At the police station, the authority shall discuss the matter with the GDRFA or Dubai Courts, further the personnel may ask you to submit an application for lost passport to the police station followed by some necessary documents.

Inform Your Insurer

You do not have to worry too much about the expenses that shall be incurred in retrieving your passport, if you have covered your trip with travel insurance. You should claim for the lost passport fees from your insurer.If your passport is lost due to covering reasons, the insurer may provide you the claim.

Prepare The Asked Documents

While at the Police station in Dubai you shall collect a few documents as mentioned below: 

  • If you are sponsored by your spouse or any other individual, you should collect a copy of your lost passport, your spouse’s/ the other individual’s passport and the copy of the filed report from the police station. 
  • If you are sponsored by an organisation you should collect the copy of your lost passport and the copy of the filed report with your passport number on it.

Take The Collected Documents To The Dubai Court & Public Prosecution Center

Both the offices of Dubai Courts and Public Prosecution Department are next to each other. Once you take the documents to dubai courts they will acknowledge the documents and will ask you to proceed to the prosecution department. At the public prosecution department the same process shall be followed. 

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Take The Attested Documents To The General Directorate Of Residence and Foreigners Affairs (GDRFA)

At the GDRFA, the authority shall check the document and acknowledge it with a stamp.

Visit the Police Station

Once you submit the documents acknowledged by the GDRFA, Dubai courts, and public prosecution departments, the police station shall issue a certificate for lost passport. 

Reach Out To The Indian Embassy

The next step is to contact the Indian embassy and inform them about the loss or theft. Dubai has an Embassy of India known as the Consulate General of India. The embassy works from Sunday to Thursday, between 8 A.M. to 4: 30 P.M. You can simply visit the embassy and inform the authorities about the case followed by necessary information that they may ask.

Bottom line

By following the above-mentioned guide you can apply for a new passport even in a foreign land without much difficulty. Moreover, to avoid financial difficulty in reissuing the passport, you can rely on your travel insurance bought from Care Health Insurance. 

You can simply keep all the supporting documents, and submit it to your insurer once you inform them about the passport missing complaint. Once you apply for the claim and attest the asked documents and proof, your insurer may proofread the documents and will reimburse your claim if you qualify the eligibility criteria.

Disclaimer: Plan features, benefits, coverage, and claims underwriting are subject to policy terms and conditions. Kindly refer to the brochure, sales prospectus, and policy documents carefully.

 

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