UK emergency travel document - any experiences?
May 6, 2014 1:56 AM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: British national resident in Romania needs to shortly travel to Greece (for a week) but passport may not be renewed in time. He is looking into obtaining an emergency travel document ("emergency passport") however the information from the British and Greek embassies on whether this is possible varies wildly depending on who he speaks to. Does anybody have an experience of using a UK emergency travel document, particularly for travel within the EU (especially Greece)?
posted by oclipa to Travel & Transportation (10 answers total)
My friend (a British national) resides in Romania but needs to travel to Greece in a couple of week's time. His UK passport has expired and he is in the process of getting this renewed but it looks like this is going to take much longer than the advertised 4 week turnaround and it is not clear he will get the new passport in time to travel.
He is looking into getting an emergency travel document from the local British embassy however he is getting conflicting information on whether this will allow him to travel or not. Depending on who he speaks to at the British embassy, the guidance is "yes it will be ok" and "no it will probably not be ok". The Greek embassy seemed to indicate it would be OK, depending on the validity period of the document (but would they agree at the border?).
Has anybody got an experience of using an emergency travel document, particularly for travel within the EU (even better, Greece)?