When traveling, especially out of the country, it is very important to always know where your passport is. We all get that worried feeling when we are traveling that maybe we might lose our passport or worse, get it stolen. But there are some thing you can do to prevent this from happening or things you can do to make replacing your stolen or lost passport a lot easier while on the road.
If you are worried about your passport being stolen or getting lost on your trip, then you definitely want to look into getting travel insurance. Always make sure you know where the closest embassy is to your vacation spot and register with them before you head on your trip. It is also very smart to always carry a second form of identification and some extra passport-sized photos. Just in case you do end up losing your passport, then you will be fully prepared to get another one so you can get back home.
It is also important to have personal information and documents in an easy access place. Well, easy to access for you! You can either carry all of these things with you in a safe place or store all of them on a flash drive. Just make sure you keep all of these things in a place where you can’t lose or get them stolen. You can also leave sealed copies of these documents with someone who you trust and can contact easily if need be.
One of the best ways to keep your documents safe, yet easy to access would be to upload them to a service where they are protected, but you can access them on your trip. As long as you know you have Internet access, this might be the safest way. Or to cover your entire basis, do all of these things!
Remember, you will need the following documents to obtain a new passport: travel itinerary, driver’s license, social security card and birth certificate.
It is very important to make sure you are prepared before heading out on your next vacation out of the country. If you cover all of your basis, then you do not have to worry about replacing your passport if it does get stolen or lost.