Federal law says the President, working with the governor of a state, may waive U.S. passport application fees and file search fees for those who lost their U.S. passport in a major disaster. The law states the application fee can be waived for customers who lost their passport within the preceding three calendar years. The file search fee can be waived for customers who lost their passport within the preceding 18 months.
The law states that fees will only be waived for customers who lost their U.S. passport books or passport cards as a direct result of the disasters listed on this webpage. The law also states that fees for a replacement passport cannot reimbursed by other sources, such as a homeowner's insurance policy.
You can only qualify for a fee waiver at this time if you lost your passport during one of the disasters listed on this webpage. If you've never had a U.S. passport, or you lost your passport as a result of a disaster other than one listed on this webpage, or you lost an expired passport, then you do not qualify for a fee waiver for a replacement passport.
If you lost your U.S. passport book or passport card as a result of one of the disasters listed on this webpage, you must submit two forms and a new photo:
On Section 2 of your Form DS-64, you should include:
Note: you don't need to submit certification letters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency when applying for your replacement passport.
Mail your completed Form DS-5504 (with new passport photo) and Form DS-64 to one of the two addresses in Philadelphia, PA listed on Page 2 of Form DS-5504. The time it takes to receive your passport changes throughout the year.
If you have urgent international travel, you may eligible to apply in person at a passport agency or center. Go to our Passport Agency and Center page for more information.
|Disaster||Link to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Website||Passport Application Fee Waiver Is Valid Until:||File Search Fee Waiver Is Valid Until:|
|2023 Guam Typhoon Mawar||DR-4715-GU||May 24, 2026||November 24, 2024|
|2023 Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding||DR-4709-FL||April 26, 2026||October 26, 2024|
|2023 Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes||DR-4706-OK||April 23, 2026||October 23, 2024|
|2023 Indiana Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes||DR-4704-IN||April 14, 2026||October 14, 2024|
|2023 Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes||DR-4701-TN||April 6, 2026||October 6, 2024|
|2023 California Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides||DR-4699-CA||April 2, 2026||October 2, 2024|
|2023 Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes||DR-4698-AR||April 1, 2026||October 1, 2024|
|2023 Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line winds, and Tornadoes||DR-4697-MS||March 25, 2026||September 25, 2024|
|2023 Georgia Severe Weather||DR-4685-GA||January 15, 2026||July 15, 2024|
|2023 Alabama Severe Storms||DR-4684-AL||January 14, 2026||July 14, 2024|
|2023 California Winter Storms||DR-4683-CA||January 13, 2026||July 13, 2024|
|2022 Florida Hurricane Nicole||DR-4680-FL||December 12, 2025||June 12, 2024|
|2022 South Carolina Hurricane Ian||DR-4677-SC||November 20, 2025||May 20, 2024|
|2022 Illinois Severe Storm and Flooding||DR-4676-IL||October 13, 2025||April 13, 2024|
|2022 Florida Hurricane Ian||DR-4673-FL and DR-4675||September 28, 2025||March 28, 2024|
|2022 Alaska Severe Storm, Flooding, and Landslides||DR-4672-AK||September 22, 2025||March 22, 2024|
|2022 Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona||DR-4671-PR||September 20, 2025||March 20, 2024|
|2022 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Severe Storms||DR-4668||September 1, 2025||March 1, 2024|
|2022 Missouri Storms||DR-4665-MO||August 7, 2025||February 7, 2024|
|2021-2022 Colorado Wildfires||DR-4634-CO||December 30, 2024||June 30, 2023|
|2020 Oregon Wildfires||DR-4562-OR||September 14, 2023||No longer valid|