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Passports: British Nationals Abroad

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 25th March 2015.

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Photo of Jennifer Willott Jennifer Willott Liberal Democrat, Cardiff Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many temporary passports were issued overseas to British nationals who had lost or had their passports stolen whilst abroad in each of the last five years.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) can issue Emergency Travel Documents (ETDs) to British national overseas if their passport has been lost, stolen, damaged, has expired or is otherwise unavailable. A breakdown of ETDs issued by the FCO over the last five years for lost/stolen passports is below, as well as the complete figure.

YearETDs issued for Lost/Stolen Passports (Global)Total number of ETDs issued
201419,40039,053
201318,06930,006
201217,29828,880
2011No data available27,467
2010No data available14,367

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