What To Do If You Lose Your Passport

Report a lost or stolen valid passport immediately!

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

If your passport has been lost or stolen, please see additional information oncompromised identities and identity theft.

TO REPORT YOUR LOST OR STOLEN U.S. PASSPORT

  • Report Your Valid Passport Lost or Stolen By Phone:

    bullet Contact us toll free: 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793)

    bullet Operators are available 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., ET, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal holidays

  • Report Your Valid Passport As Lost or Stolen Using Form DS-64:

    bullet Complete, sign and submit 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

  • If you find another person’s lost U.S. passport, please mail it in a sturdy envelope to the address above.

TO REPLACE YOUR LOST OR STOLEN U.S. PASSPORT

To replace your lost or stolen U.S. passport, submit the following forms in person at a Passport Agency or Acceptance Facility:

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Passports reported lost or stolen by telephone or by submitting Form DS-64 are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.
  • The information you provide on Form DS-64: Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport will be entered in our Consular Lost/Stolen Passport System.
  • 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 REPORT THE NON-RECEIPT OF A PASSPORT AFTER MAILING
If the Online Passport Status System or the National Passport Information Center has indicated that your newly issued passport has been mailed out, but you have not received it after ten business days, you should contact the National Passport Information Center to report the non-receipt of the passport. If you do not report the non-receipt of your passport within 90 days from the date the passport was issued, you will be required to reapply and pay all applicable fees.

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