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Dear Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

Does the FCO still issue one way, one page document Emergency Passports, or do they now only issue the 8 page Emergency Travel Documents?

When the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or an overseas British diplomatic post receives and processes an application for an Emergency Travel Document, what checks are carried out prior to the ETD being issued? Are checks and approval sought from HM Passport Office, and checks made against the HM Passport Office Stop File? Or are the only checks that are made in order to determine the applicant's British nationality right to a UK passport?

With regards to the travel itinerary of all destinations printed on the ETD, where is this information centrally recorded and with whom or what other government departments is this information communicated?

Yours faithfully,

James Harris

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James Harris

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FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Harris,

Thank you for your email and please accept our apologies for the delay in getting back to you. We are able to provide you with a reply to your original enquiry outside of the Freedom of Information Act. This has already been passed to our Consular Directorate. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic replies are taking longer than normal. Please be assured that we are working on your reply and will provide you with a response as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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FOI-DPA PMCS (Sensitive), Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Dear Mr Harris,

I apologise for the delay in responding to you, the COVID-19 pandemic had an impact on our ability to respond to your request. On behalf of our Consular Directorate, we can provide you with the following information outside of the FOI Act.

1. Does the FCO still issue one way, one page document Emergency Passports, or do they now only issue the 8 page Emergency Travel Documents?

Yes. However since 2010, single sheet Emergency Passports (EP) are only issued when it is not possible to issue an 8 page Emergency Travel Document (ETD), which is a more versatile and more widely accepted document. EPs are only issued on the very rare occasions where the IT system used to issue an ETD is unavailable.

2. When the Foreign and Commonwealth Office or an overseas British diplomatic post receives and processes an application for an Emergency Travel Document, what checks are carried out prior to the ETD being issued? Are checks and approval sought from HM Passport Office, and checks made against the HM Passport Office Stop File? Or are the only checks that are made in order to determine the applicant's British nationality right to a UK passport?

Checks are made against UK Government databases. We do not advise on the detail of these checks for security reasons.

The FCO does not routinely seek HMPO's approval in advance of issuing an ETD.

3. With regards to the travel itinerary of all destinations printed on the ETD, where is this information centrally recorded and with whom or what other government departments is this information communicated?

Itinerary details are recorded on the FCO IT system only. Travel details are not routinely communicated with other government departments.

Yours sincerely

Central FOI Unit

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

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