What if important documents were stolen?
Burglars will often make off with important documents, such as your passport or driving licence.
If your passport has been taken, you should report it on the gov.uk website.
If your driving licence has been taken, you’ll need to replace it – which is also something you can do online.
If any cheque books, debit or credit cards were taken, make sure you cancel these as soon as possible.
If your benefit books have been taken, let the relevant department know so they can stop potential fraud and replace them.
You might even find that your birth certificate has been taken, so check to make sure it’s still safe. Let the police know if it’s been taken and contact the General Register Office for a replacement.
Home insurance often includes some cover for replacement documentation, but there’s usually a monetary limit on the amount you can claim. Check your policy booklet for details.