Replacing Your Passport After A Disaster

When you return home after a major disaster, you may find that your passport is lost or damaged. We understand this is a stressful time and are here to help you replace your passport.

Federal law allows us to waive passport application and file search fees for those who have a lost or damaged passport after certain eligible major disasters. The law says:

  • The application fee can be waived for three years after the disaster.
  • The file search fee can be waived for 18 months after the disaster.  
  • We can only waive fees for customers who were impacted by disasters listed on this webpage.
  • Your passport fees cannot reimbursed by other sources, such as a homeowner's insurance policy.

You will not qualify for a fee waiver if:

  • You've never had a passport.
  • You lost an expired passport.
  • Your passport was lost or damaged in a disaster other than one listed on this webpage.

If you are not eligible for a fee waiver, follow the steps on our Apply in Person page.

What makes a passport damaged?

Normal "wear and tear" such as folded pages or a small bend do not count as damage. Damage includes stains from a liquid, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing visa pages (torn out), or a hole punch.

Steps to Apply

  1. Complete Form DS-5504 (Replacement Passport Form)
  2. Get a new passport photo
  3. Complete Form DS-64 (Lost and Stolen Passport Form). Include:
    • The name of the disaster that caused your loss 
    • The address where you lost your passport  
    • The approximate date when the loss happened
    • A statement that your passport fees will not be reimbursed by other sources, such as a homeowner's insurance policy
  4. Submit your application
    • Traveling in more than 3 weeks? Mail Form DS-5504 (with new passport photo) and Form DS-64 to one of the two addresses listed on Page 2 of Form DS-5504.    
    • Traveling in less than 3 weeks? Make an appointment to apply at a passport agency or center. 

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Disasters that Qualify for Fee Waivers

2024

Disaster Declaration Date Link to Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) Website Passport Application Fee Waiver is Valid Until: File Search Fee Waiver is Valid Until:
New Mexico, South Fork Fire and Salt Fire    June 17, 2024 DR-4795-NM           June 19, 2027   December 19, 2025
Florida Severe Storms, Straight-line winds and Tornadoes June 17, 2024 DR-4794-FL June 16, 2027 December 16, 2025
Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding June 14, 2024 DR-4791-OK June 13, 2027 December 13, 2025
Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding June 10, 2024 DR-4790-MS June 9, 2027 December 9, 2025
Arkansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes and Flooding May 30, 2024 DR-4788-AR May 29, 2027 November 29, 2025
Iowa Severe Storms May 24, 2024 DR-4784-IA May 23, 2027 November 23, 2025
West Virginia Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides May 22, 2024 DR-4783-WV May 21, 2027 November 21, 2025
Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Landslides, and Mudslides May 22, 2024 DR-4782-KY May 21, 2027 November 21, 2025
Texas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes and Flooding May 17, 2024 DR-4781-TX May 16, 2027 November 16, 2025
Massachusetts Severe Storms and Flooding May 15, 2024 DR-4780-MA May 14, 2027 November 14, 2025
Iowa Severe Storms and Tornadoes May 14, 2024 DR-4779-IA May 13,2027 November 13, 2025
Nebraska Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes May 3, 2024 DR-4778-NE May 2, 2027 November 2, 2025
Ohio Tornadoes May 2, 2024 DR-4777-OH May 1, 2027 November 1, 2025
Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding April 30, 2024 DR-4776-OK April 29, 2027 October 29, 2025
Maine Severe Storms and Flooding March 20, 2024 DR-4764-ME March 19, 2027 September 19, 2025
Rhode Island Severe Storms and Flooding March 20, 2024 DR-4766-RI March 19, 2027 September 19, 2025
Rhode Island Severe Storm and Flooding March 20, 2024 DR-4765-RI March 19, 2027 September 19, 2025
Alaska - Wrangell Cooperative Association Severe Storm, Landslides, and Mudslides March 15, 2024 DR-4763 March 14, 2027 September 14, 2025
California Severe Storm and Flooding February 19, 2024 DR-4758-CA February 18, 2027 August 18, 2025
Washington Wildfires February 15, 2024 DR-4759-WA February 14, 2027 August 14, 2025
Michigan Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding February 8, 2024 DR-4757-MI February 7, 2027 August 7, 2025
Maine Severe Storms and Flooding January 30, 2024 DR-4754-ME January 29, 2027 July 29, 2025
West Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding January 30, 2024 DR-4756-WV January 29, 2027 July 29, 2025
Rhode Island Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes January 7, 2024 DR-4753-RI January 6, 2027 July 6, 2025
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2023

 

Disaster Declaration Date Link to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Website Passport Application Fee Waiver Is Valid Until: File Search Fee Waiver Is Valid Until:
2023 Tennessee Severe Storms and Tornadoes December 13, 2023 DR-4751-TN December 12, 2026 June 12, 2025
2023 Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding November 20, 2023 DR-4749-IL November 19, 2026 May 19, 2025
2023 Georgia Hurricane Idalia September 7, 2023 DR-4738-GA September 6, 2026 March 6, 2025
2023 Florida Hurricane Idalia August 31, 2023 DR-4734-FL August 30, 2026 February 30, 2025
2023 Alaska Flooding August 23, 2023 DR-4730-AK August 22, 2026 February 22, 2025
2023 Illinois Severe Storms and Flooding August 15, 2023 DR-4728-IL August 14, 2026 February 14, 2025
2023 Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line winds, and Tornadoes (June) August 12, 2023 DR-4727-MS August 11, 2026 February 11, 2025
2023 Hawaii Wildfires August 10, 2023 DR-4724-HI August 9, 2026 February 9, 2025
2023 Vermont Severe Storms and Flooding July 14, 2023 DR-4720-VT July 13, 2026 January 13, 2025
2023 Guam Typhoon Mawar May 25, 2023 DR-4715-GU May 24, 2026 November 24, 2024
2023 Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding April 27, 2023 DR-4709-FL April 26, 2026 October 26, 2024
2023 Oklahoma Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes April 24, 2023 DR-4706-OK April 23, 2026 October 23, 2024
2023 Indiana Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes April 15, 2023 DR-4704-IN April 14, 2026 October 14, 2024
2023 Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes April 7, 2023 DR-4701-TN April 6, 2026 October 6, 2024
2023 California Severe Winter Storms, Straight-line winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides April 3, 2023 DR-4699-CA April 2, 2026 October 2, 2024
2023 Arkansas Severe Storms and Tornadoes April 2, 2023 DR-4698-AR April 1, 2026 October 1, 2024
2023 Mississippi Severe Storms, Straight-line winds, and Tornadoes (March) March 26, 2023 DR-4697-MS March 25, 2026 September 25, 2024
2023 Georgia Severe Weather January 16, 2023 DR-4685-GA January 15, 2026 July 15, 2024
2023 Alabama Severe Storms January 15, 2023 DR-4684-AL January 14, 2026 July 14, 2024
2023 California Winter Storms January 14, 2023 DR-4683-CA January 13, 2026 July 13, 2024
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2022

 

Disaster Declaration Date Link to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Website Passport Application Fee Waiver Is Valid Until: File Search Fee Waiver Is Valid Until:
2022 Florida Hurricane Nicole December 13, 2022 DR-4680-FL December 12, 2025 No longer valid
2022 South Carolina Hurricane Ian November 21, 2022 DR-4677-SC November 20, 2025 No longer valid
2022 Illinois Severe Storm and Flooding October 14, 2022 DR-4676-IL October 13, 2025 No longer valid
2022 Florida Hurricane Ian September 29, 2022 DR-4673-FL and DR-4675 September 28, 2025 No longer valid
2022 Alaska Severe Storm, Flooding, and Landslides September 23, 2022 DR-4672-AK September 22, 2025 No longer valid
2022 Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona September 21, 2022 DR-4671-PR September 20, 2025 No longer valid
2022 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Severe Storms September 2, 2022 DR-4668 September 1, 2025 No longer valid
2022 Missouri Storms August 8, 2022 DR-4665-MO August 7, 2025 No longer valid
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2021

Disaster Declaration Date Link to Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) Website Passport Application Fee Waiver is Valid Until: File Search Fee Waiver is Valid Until:
2021 Colorado Wildfires December 31, 2021 DR-4634-CO December 30, 2024 No Longer Valid
Last Updated: June 21, 2024