What if I lose my passport wallet?

- Feb 15, 2019-

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First trip abroad

Result just arrived at the destination

The wallet was robbed!

The passport was also lost...

Traveling abroad meets bad things


What should I do if my passport is lost, stolen or robbed overseas?

Please report the case to the local police department immediately, so that you can apply for the exit visa to the local immigration office, and apply for a replacement passport or travel permit to the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate for return to the country.

The relevant materials required to apply for reissuing a passport or travel permit are: "People's Republic of China Passport/Travel Permit/Return Certificate Application Form" and instructions and photos of lost/stolen passports that you have completed completely and accurately. In addition, please try to provide a copy of your original passport or other personally identifiable materials.

How to seek consular protection in the event of a terrorist attack, serious natural disaster, political turmoil and other emergencies abroad?

(1) Immediately contact the nearest Chinese embassy or consulate in the country to obtain the latest relevant information and register. If your family has lost contact with you abroad, please contact the Chinese embassy or consulate immediately to get the latest relevant information, and provide your family with detailed personal information and contact information, etc., so that the consulate can help find it. The Embassy or Consulate will assist Chinese citizens (including casualties) to evacuate dangerous areas (not necessarily returning to China) when necessary and possible.

(2) Properly keep your important documents and documents, including passports, entry and exit records, insurance and bank records.

(3) Check whether the passport and visa are valid. If you need to update your passport, please go to the embassy or consulate.

(4) Double backup of important documents and materials stored in your home or with you, just in case. At the same time, you must ensure that the car you drive is safe and driving properly, and reserve the necessary food and medicine.

(5) Don't wait passively. If there is still a safe way to leave, you should act now.

When you are experiencing financial difficulties overseas, can you seek help from the embassy or consulate?

The expenses of Chinese citizens abroad should be resolved by themselves. If you have temporary financial difficulties due to theft, robbing, etc., you can borrow money from relatives or friends or send money through your family. If necessary, you can also contact the Chinese embassy or consulate to let the family send money to the embassy or consulate or through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

If it is not possible to get help from relatives and friends in time, Chinese embassies and consulates abroad can provide small advances. A Chinese citizen who is assisted must sign a “repayment guarantee” and provide a valid contact method for the domestic repayment person, and repay the loan within the agreed time after returning home.

It should also be noted that Chinese embassies and consulates providing consular protection and assistance to overseas Chinese citizens should be carried out within the legal framework of relevant international law, the host country and China. The Chinese embassies and consulates abroad are the diplomatic representative offices of the state. They have no administrative and judicial power in the country of residence, cannot use compulsory means, cannot substitute individuals to claim their rights, and can only urge the resident country to handle the law according to law, fairness and fairness. Related cases. The embassy or consulate actively assists the parties in safeguarding their legitimate rights and interests, but cannot exceed the authority of consular posts.

Pre-line reminder

purchase insurance

Traveling outside, the probability of accidents increases, and the cost of foreign medicine is generally high. It is recommended to purchase necessary personal accidents and medical insurance before travel and during overseas stay, just in case. At the same time, the relevant circumstances of the individual's purchase of insurance should also be informed to the family.

Understand the national conditions

Learn as much as possible about the national conditions of the country of travel, including customs, climate change, public security, epidemics, customs regulations (food, animal and plant products, foreign exchange entry restrictions) and other information, and take necessary measures to address outstanding issues Or preventive measures.

Less cash

Try to avoid carrying a lot of cash, it is recommended to bring and use a bank card. For example, the UnionPay card is currently available in many countries around the world. It can be checked and confirmed before going abroad to facilitate travel.

If you have to carry a lot of cash, remember to take safety precautions. You must declare to the customs when you enter or leave the country, and pay attention to the foreign exchange restrictions of the destination country.