DON’T PANIC! What to do if I lose my passport/visa?
What to do if I lose my passport/visa?
If you are a Malaysian student in the UK:
File a report at the nearest police station.
Make a trip to the High Commission and bring along a copy of the lost/stolen passport, Visa, Mykad or Birth Certificate if any. Back up with the relevant supporting documents, which include:
No booking or appointment is necessary (queue number system) and the standard processing time is within five (5) working days.
For damaged passports, although a police report is not required, it is best to bring your damaged passport to the High Commission in order to evaluate whether a replacement passport is necessary as certain airlines may refuse passengers with a damaged passport.
For more information, you may also visit: www.jimlondon.net
If you are outside of UK:
First, make a police report. Obtain a new passport via the Embassy or High Commission in the country and make a new Tier 4 entry clearance application, where a full fee of £289 is applicable. At times, the Entry Clearance Officer may ask to see evidence of continuing studies (e.g.: a letter from the University/College they are attending) hence, it is best to prepare your documents.
If you were holding a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP), immediately email BRPLost@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk with the following details:
A new entry clearance sticker or a new single-use/temporary BRP will be issued in order for you to travel back to the UK. When back in the UK, you are required to apply for a new BRP within 1 month of your return.
For more information, visit http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk