Lost Passport Application Replacement Guide
You can replace a lost passport while traveling abroad by visiting the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general. An emergency, limited-validity passport will be issued to you if you need to travel quickly. In order to facilitate the replacement of your travel document, it is recommended that you maintain a copy of your passport in a safe but accessible location.
Steps to Replace a Lost Passport
- Step 1: Report Lost Passport
- Step 2: Complete Application Form
- Step 3: Gather Supporting Documents
- Step 4: Visit Acceptance Facility
You can replace a lost passport much in the same way you acquire a new one. The only difference is that you will need to report the loss and fill out an extra lost passport form DS64. The same is true if your passport was stolen. Being the case, it will take the same amount of time as it does to obtain a new one unless you expedite your lost passport replacement.
You can replace a lost passport while abroad by visiting the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate general. If you need to travel soon, you will be issued an emergency, limited-validity passport. In order to facilitate the replacement of your travel document, it is recommended that you maintain a copy of your passport in a safe but accessible location.
There are four items need when thinking about replacing your lost US passport.
Your New US Passport Application (DS11)
The DS11 passport application asks for information about yourself, your address, your prior passport information, your family, and where you are traveling to if in a hurry to get a passport. We recommend you complete the DS11 passport application online, print it on white paper, full size prior to visiting the Passport Acceptance Agent.
Your Lost Passport Statement (DS64)
The DS64 Lost Passport Statement is a one page form explaining how your passport was lost or stolen as a statement.
The US Passport Agency requires that passport photos taken on a white background and free of items such as glasses and scarfs for your lost passport application. Your passport photo should also be taken within the six months prior to your passport application. Watch the exposure on the photo, as that is a common issue we have when applying for a passport.
Your Proof of Citizenship
You'll need to provide proof of US citizenship via either a birth certificate or naturalization certificate.
Check for your Lost Passport Replacement
The current New US passport fee is $130 for routine passport service plus $35 for the acceptance agent. Expedited service is $60 and you can request overnight delivery of your new passport for an additional fee.