I Lost my passport

I Lost my passport

  • I lost my passport
    • I am from India and my family and I went for a family holiday to Prague. My wife was looking after the children both of whom were very young. The passport was in a bag on top of the rest of the bags. I went to the toilet with the older child and by the time I returned the passport and money bag was missing. Alerted the police and i was nowhere to be found. There was no Indian Embassy in Prague and So with temporary papers we were deported to India at our expense. In India had to apply to Passport office for new passport. All the papers to support application was in the UK. So I had to get a friend to get a locksmith to open the door to get the papers and courier it over. Then reapplied for visa at UK embassy. Had to take 3 weeks loss of pay leave and lost about £10,000 in all. Travel insurance paid back about £1000.
      • Lessons
        • Keep passport close to you at all times
        • Holiday in places where there is an embassy of your country of origin to issue a new passport

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