Passport - Britons are hurrying to ensure their own access to the European Union remains intact.

In the two months since UK voters chose to quit the bloc, 16 embassies and high commissions in London reported increases in either applications for passports or questions about residency.

The stronger demand suggests eligible UK residents are eager to safeguard their rights to work and travel in the EU amid uncertainty over what status they will have after Brexit.

NOTE: An address in Europe might already help - you might not need another passport.

“We have noticed a steep surge of both inquiries and applications,” Johannes Dopsch, the attache at the Austrian Embassy, said in an e-mail. “In the first days after the referendum, phone and e-mail inquiries have increased to more than 100 inquiries per day.”

Austria witnessed a near-doubling in applications for passports or identification cards in July over the same month in 2015. The Swedish Embassy’s weekly citizenship applications increased sevenfold around the time of the June 23 vote - peaking at 150 in the week itself - before the surge tailed off over the summer.