A friend is applying for a UK visa, and has sent off his New Zealand passport while he applies (he lives in Australia). He's not told his work he's considering leaving.
Then he finds out that in a couple of weeks, he's supposed to travel overseas on a business trip.
Awkward, as without said passport, he can't travel, and he can't explain easily without giving away his intention to depart.
My understanding is that it's possible for some countries' citizens to get a second passport or ETD (Emergency Travel Document) - indeed a mutual ex-colleague of ours had to get an ETD in South Africa when his NZ passport was stolen.
Is it possible to get a second passport, and if not, what other options are there?