I didn't lose mine, but I understand that new rules have been implemented that affect British travellers who lose their passports whilst abroad.

How does a British traveller who has lost their passport get a replacement passport? And secondarily, how long does it take assuming China as an indicative locale?

Note: this is not a duplicate of an existing question.


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The UK government has a web site for finding out how to replace etc. UK passports from overseas. See Overseas British passport applications.

I've tried it out for replacing a lost passport for an adult from several locations, and each time it indicated 6 weeks, and offers the alternative of an emergency travel document for urgent travel.

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