Extracting travel document for Egyptian newborns in London
It’s easier than you’d expect! And free!
Here's what is needed to extract a travel document from London that a person would need to get into Egypt in case they don't have a passport (yet!)
My wife and I had a newborn baby (Sarah) a couple of months ago and we're taking her to Egypt to get her passport. But to get her from London to Egypt without a passport we need a "Travel document" from the Egyptian Consulate to allow her to go through airport passport control (and it works with transit flights as well).
Go the the Egyptian Consulate from 9:30 to 12:30 and receive the travel document same day from 2:30 to 4
Protip: The travel document is valid for only 30 days or so from the issue date, so take care not to extract it too early
Protip 2: First one is free!
- Copy of the baby’s Egyptian birth certificate (or original British birth certificate if Egyptian certificate wasn’t issued yet)
- Marriage certificate
- Both parents passports
- 2 personal photos (following passport photos guidelines)
And that should be all. I hope that helps someone in the future.