Assuming your passport has been Lost or Taken, the main thing to do is report it to the U.S. Department of State. On the off chance that you are not anticipating applying for another passport you can call to report the misfortune or robbery:
- 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
You can fill out a DS-64 form to specify the circumstances surrounding the passport’s loss, theft, or even damage. This form is available at any nearby post office, or you can print it from your computer and complete it in black pen. If the passport is damaged, you must also submit a fully filled and signed DS-64 form in addition to the damaged passport.
You simply need to mail the DS-64 form, which must be completed and signed, to the following address if you want to report a lost or stolen passport without getting a replacement:
U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section
1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20036
Doesn’t matter why you need to replace your passport, you must complete and sign a DS-64. You must submit your damaged passport together with the application if the replacement is being requested due to damage. Alongside the DS-64, you should likewise follow precisely the same procedure as applying for a new passport.
Lost/Taken Passport – Supportive Tips
When reporting your passport as stolen or lost (does not apply to passports with damage), keep the following in mind:
- The Passport Agency will instantly invalidate your lost or stolen passport and prevent you from travelling after you report it lost or stolen by phone or after they receive a DS-64 form. A passport cannot be revalidated after it has been reported lost or stolen.
- Please deliver the passport to the location above if you find it after you’ve reported it missing or stolen. When you submit it, it will be cancelled upon request and sent back to you. On the off chance that a return isn’t mentioned, it will be disposed of.
- A consular lost-and-stolen passport system is updated with the details you supply when reporting it missing or stolen. Remember that losing your passport many times could result in you receiving a replacement with a one-year expiration date or, in the worst-case scenario, being turned down entirely.
You should get in touch with the National Passport Information Center to report the non-receipt of the passport if you have checked the Online Passport Status System or spoken with them and they have told you that your new passport has been mailed out but you have not received it after ten business days. You will be required to reapply and pay any fees that may be associated with it if you fail to report the non-receipt of your passport within 90 days of the day it was issued.