Your passport is an important and sensitive document. Passports can usually be sent by courier, but you’ll need to be aware of potential restrictions.
Can I send my passport out of the country?
If you are sending your passport out of the UK, you will need approval from HMRC prior to export. Other countries will each have their own rules—for example, in the US, proof of immigration or a birth certificate are required when importing passports.
Some countries, such as India, do not allow you to send passports out of the country.
Passports will be subject to customs scrutiny and delays of at least one day are likely.
Can I send my passport as a document?
You can sometimes send your passport as a document but this may vary between carriers and destinations. In any case, you must clearly state “passport” in your item description.
Can I insure my passport?
You can insure your passport for the cost of replacement. We provide free insurance for up to £50.
You cannot insure against consequential losses.