Report my Passport Lost or Stolen

Report your valid U.S. passport lost or stolen immediately to protect yourself from identity theft. Do not report your most recent passport as lost or stolen if the passport has expired.

When you report your passport lost or stolen, we will immediately cancel it. You cannot use it for international travel even if you find it later. 

Reporting your passport lost or stolen does not automatically replace your passport. If you want a new passport after reporting your current passport lost or stolen, apply in person and submit Form DS-11. 

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How to Report your Lost or Stolen Passport

Online

Visit our Online Form Filler to report your passport lost or stolen. 

 

Report a Passport Lost or Stolen, Submit DS-64 Online

 

Use our form filler to report your passport lost or stolen

When you report your passport lost or stolen online using our form filler, we will ask if you want to reapply for a new passport. The form filler will create both a Report of a Lost or Stolen Passport (DS-64) and an Application for a U.S. Passport (DS-11) if you want to reapply for a new passport now. 

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Mail

Fill out online, print, sign, and mail Form DS-64 to the address on the form.

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While Applying for a New Passport

Fill out the paper Form DS-64 to turn in with your new Form DS-11 application.

How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Passport

To replace a lost or stolen passport, you must submit Form DS-11 in person. Where you apply depends if you are in the United States or outside the country.

  • If you are in the United States and traveling in more than nine weeks, make an appointment (if required) to apply at a passport acceptance facility to replace your passport. If you are traveling in less than nine weeks, you may be eligible to make an appointment to apply in person at a passport agency or center to replace your passport. 
  • If you are outside the United States, contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to replace your passport. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I think my passport is lost in the mail?

  1. If you applied in person or renewed by mail, use the Online Passport Status System to confirm if we mailed your passport. 
  2. Contact us if you have not received your passport two weeks after it was mailed.

If you do not report your passport lost in the mail within 90 days from the date it was issued, you must apply again and pay all applicable fees.

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Should I report my passport lost or stolen if it has expired?

No. If your passport is expired, it is no longer valid and cannot be used for international travel. You should not report an expired passport as lost or stolen.

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Can someone travel using only my passport number?

No. No one can travel internationally using only a U.S. passport number. Travelers must present an original, physical version of a U.S. passport book or U.S. passport card upon entering a foreign country and when returning to the United States from a foreign country.

The U.S. passport book and passport card are highly secure documents with numerous security features designed to prevent successful counterfeiting. 

We do not recommend reporting your U.S. passport lost or stolen if your passport number was compromised. You should only report your U.S. passport lost or stolen if the original, physical version of the passport book or passport card has been lost or stolen. Once you report a U.S. passport lost or stolen, it is invalid and cannot be used for international travel.

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What should I do if I find someone else's passport?

If you find another person's lost U.S. passport, please mail it in a sturdy envelope to:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/TO/LE
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

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How do I cancel the passport of a deceased relative?

You can return the passport of a deceased relative for cancelation. We can return the passport after it is canceled.

Please submit:

  • The valid passport
  • A certified copy of the death certificate 
  • A letter requesting the cancelation and return (or destruction) of the passport

Please mail to:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/TO/LE
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

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Can I travel if I find my passport after reporting it lost or stolen?

No. If you have already reported your passport lost or stolen, the passport is no longer valid and cannot be used for international travel. If you attempt to use your U.S. passport which you reported as lost or stolen, you may encounter issues while traveling which include a foreign country denying entry to you.

After reporting your passport lost or stolen, you must apply for a new passport in person using Form DS-11.

Last Updated: June 26, 2023