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Procedure to claim if passport is lost

Did you know you could claim insurance if you lose your passport? Here's how.

Apnainsurance Research Bureau

14 Jan 2008

To claim insurance if your passport is lost,

  1. You must lodge a complaint with the local police.
  2. You then contact the Indian Embassy to get a new passport made.
  3. Next, file a claim within 30 days of return to India or travel insurance policy expiry (whichever is earlier), along with the following documents:

  • A covering letter with details of loss and efforts made to obtain a provisional passport
  • Copy of new passport, return tickets, previous passport (If available. Remember, this is the previous passport, not the current one that was lost)
  • Original bills/receipts/invoices related to expenses incurred for obtaining a new passport
  • Copy of FIR/Police Report obtained within 24 hrs

See also:

Procedure to claim in case of Baggage Delay/Loss/Flight Delay/Cancellation or Missed Flight/Hijack Distress

Procedure to claim assistance in financial emergency

Procedure to claim in case of personal liability

Procedure to claim in case of burglary

Types of claim settlements

Procedure to claim medical expenses in travel insurance

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