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Obtaining emergency travel documentation for stowaways from Africa

Robmarine specialise in identifying, documenting and repatriating stowaways. By combining our detailed knowledge of African peoples, an extensive history of successful stowaway resolution, and personal relationships with African embassies and consuls, we can quickly obtain emergency travel documentation for a wide number of nationalities. Details are as follows.


Documents obtained via our East Africa office and usually available within 10 - 12 days of application.

Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

Travel documents or entry certificates can be obtained in West Africa and we usually have these available within 5 - 7 days.


Documents obtained in West Africa and usually available to us within 5 - 7 days.


Documents are difficult to obtain due to the reluctance of government officials to co operate. We do however managed a reasonable turn around under the circumstances within 15 - 25 days.


We have good Consular contacts in London and can usually obtain these within 7 - 10 days of application.


Documents can be obtained via West African Consular offices within 5 - 7 days of the submission of application.


Kenyan Consular officials rarely issue documents. We do however obtain these via a British Embassy route usually within 7 - 10 days.


Due to strict requirements set down by Embassy officials a national ID card number must be available for their referencing. This can result in delays as they conduct internal investigation. Documents usually issued within 10 - 14 days.


Documents obtained in West Africa or via application through European Consular offices within 6 - 10 days of application


Documents obtained via East African offices usually within 7 - 10 days


Documents usually available within West Africa within 5 - 7 days.

Republic of Congo

Documents obtained via West African embassies with 5 - 7 days of application process.

Republic of Guinea

Documents obtained in West Africa usually within 10 - 12 days.


Documents obtained via East African offices usually within 10 - 12 days.


Documents available in the UK or West Africa within 5 - 7 days.

Sierra Leone

Documents obtained via European Embassies or in West Africa usually within 4 - 6 days


Documents are usually obtained via Immigration Head Quarters in Dar Es Salaam. Usually within 48hrs of application.

Time scales of process and delivery may vary from time to time but we have ongoing relationships and working knowledge of their process. In some cases we may consider alternative routes for the process and submit at an alternative consular office for ease of service.

It has been a common occurrence for someone subject to an enforcement and removal notice to provide sufficient details and information allowing issue of a travel document but not final acceptance by the receiving immigration authority.

In some situations the custody officers will advise en route any concerns they have in presenting the subject to Immigration authorities from discussions they have over many hours with the subject.

As we offer personal management of the repatriation process we can immediately resolve many issues with the process of alternative documents extremely quickly. In some cases this has been whilst the team have been in transit.