If Your Passport is Lost or Stolen


In order to protect yourself from identity fraud it is important to report a lost or stolen valid passport immediately!

For lost or stolen passports Overseas, please contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate

How to Report and Replace a Lost or Stolen Passport in the U.S.

There are two steps required to get a new passport. First, you must report your valid passport lost or stolen immediately. This is required of anyone who loses or has a passport stolen. The second step is to replace your passport. Both steps and forms required are described below.

To Report a Lost or Stolen Passport:

Complete Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport, Form DS-64

  • Fill in as much of the passport information as you can.
  • Answer all the other questions in detail.
  • Sign and submit above Form DS-64, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport, to:

U.S. Department of State
Passport Services
Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036

Do not mail your new passport application to this address. In order to obtain a new passport you must appear in person at a Passport Agency or Acceptance Facility as outlined below.

Or call toll free at: 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793)
Operators are available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal holidays.


  • If your still valid passport was lost or stolen, please submit the DS-64 form with the DS-11 application when you apply for a replacement at a Passport Agency or Acceptance Facility. NOTE: You must appear in person.
  • The information you provide on the DS-64, Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport will be entered in our Consular Lost/Stolen Passport System.
  • Passports reported lost or stolen by telephone or by submitting a DS-64 are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.
  • If you recover the passport after you have reported it lost or stolen, please submit it to the address listed above. When you submit it, if requested - we will cancel it and return it to you. If not requested, it will be destroyed.
  • Once a passport is reported lost or stolen, it cannot be re-validated.


To Replace a Lost or Stolen Valid Passport:
Complete Application for Passport, Form DS-11

You must appear in person at a Passport Agency or Acceptance Facility.

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.

Submit your form:

  • To a passport acceptance facility.
  • You will also need photos, documentation and fees. See How to Apply in Person


Source: U.S. Department of State
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