Emergency Travel Document Kit


Before you leave on your trip, there are a few things you should get together. Do some pre-trip research and purchasing.


Building your Kit

There are several items that you should include in your travel kit, which should always be with you, not in your checked luggage. It’s a good idea to make several copies of each of these things. Put one copy of everything in the kit, another copy somewhere in your luggage, and give the third and perhaps fourth copy to a family member or a friend back home. Someone who can help you with any emergencies if an unfortunate situation arises.


  • Write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of your consulates and embassies in the countries you are
    Emergency Travel Document Kit

    Emergency Travel Document Kit

    visiting. One of theconsular section’s primary functions is to provide emergency services to travellers–such as replacing a passport, locating medical assistance, arranging the transfer of funds, and locating you if a family crisis occurs.

  • Carry several passport photos and several photocopies of the first two pages of your passport. The passport photos will be useful in any event for acquiring a visa for last minute destination choices throughout Southeast Asia. For example, to get a visa in Bangkok for Vietnam you will need at least two photos.
  • A copy of your birth certificate is also a big time saver if you need to replace a lost or stolen passport.
  • Make several copies of your plane tickets and itinerary. All airlines have different policies on lost or stolen tickets, but copies will get you better results and possibly get you home more cheaply!
  • Make copies of your travel insurance claim and contact information. Necessary if you need to file or contact them in an emergency.
  • Make copies of your driver’s licence and credit card info: issuers, numbers and the phone numbers to call when they are missing. Replacement cards can be sent far quicker if you know where to call, locally if possible.
  • Add copies of all prescriptions that you require or are taking. Before embarking on a trip, check to make sure that you are allowed to travel with your medicines. Some medicines sold over the counter in Australia may be considered illegal in other countries and vice versa.
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Updated: September 11, 2011 by admin


  1. Thanks for the tips. Something we always do is email copies of our tickets etc to ourselves (hotmail) and then that way if we lose them we can get a copy off the server.

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