If you lose your passport abroad
If you lose your passport
- Report immediately a crime or lost property at the local police station. Many countries have special tourist police officers who can receive your report.
- Ask for a copy of the report or the investigation document. You will need it later when you apply for a new passport or file an insurance claim, or if your lost passport is misused. The Finnish authorities do not file official reports of lost passports based on information provided over the phone.
- You can apply for a new passport at any Finnish mission abroad that issues passports. Check the nearest mission at the website finlandabroad.fi. If Finland does not have a diplomatic mission in the country where you are travelling, you can ask for assistance at a mission of another EU Member State(Link to another website.) to get an Emergency Travel Document (ETD) for your journey home.
What if your lost passport is found?
If your passport is found later, the local authorities usually deliver any found passports to the Finnish mission. The Finnish mission will send any found documents back to Finland, either to the issuing authority or to the police in the document holder’s municipality of residence.
Once a passport has been reported to the Finnish authorities as lost or stolen, you can no longer use it.