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Passports: Replacing a Lost or Stolen Passport

What should I do if my passport is lost or stolen?

1. Report the loss or theft by applying (in person) for a new passport

2. Complete Application for Passport, Form DS-11

Complete Question #18 as follows:

  • Write your name as it appeared in your passport
  • Write the approximate date of issue.
  • Include the passport number if known
  • Under "DISPOSITION", mark the appropriate box.
  • If your passport was expired, write "EXPIRED" next to the "OTHER" box.

3. Complete, Statement Regarding Lost Or Stolen Passport, Form DS-64

  • ONLY IF your lost/stolen passport is still valid.
  • Fill in as much of the passport information as you can.
  • Answer all the other questions in detail.

4. Submit your form(s) to a passport acceptance facility.

Click here to find the Passport Acceptance Facility nearest you. You will also need photos, documentation and fees.

NOTE: If you do not want to replace a lost or stolen passport at this time, but want to report it as being lost or stolen, please send a signed DS-64, Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport , to the following address:

Passport Services
Correspondence Branch
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036

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