Replacing Your Passport Through the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018

Notice

You can only qualify for a fee waiver at this time if you lost your passport during one of the disasters listed below. If additional disasters qualify for a passport fee waiver, we will post them on this webpage.

Overview

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.

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Disasters That Qualify for a Replacement Passport with a Fee Waiver

2022 Illinois Severe Storm and Flooding

Illinois Severe Storm and Flooding (DR-4676-IL)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency page for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of the Illinois severe storm and flooding is valid until October 13th, 2025. The file search fee waiver is valid until April 13, 2024.

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2022 Florida Hurricane Ian

Florida Hurricane Ian (DR-4673-FL)

Florida Hurricane Ian - Seminole Tribe of Florida (DR-4675)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency pages linked above for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of Florida Hurricane Ian is valid until September 28th, 2025. The file search fee waiver is valid until March 28th, 2024. 

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2022 Alaska Severe Storm, Flooding, and Landslide

Alaska Severe Storm, Flooding, and Landslides (DR-4672-AK)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency page for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of Florida Hurricane Ian is valid until September 22th, 2025. The file search fee waiver is valid until March 22th, 2024.

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2022 Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona

Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona (DR-4671-PR)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency page for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of Puerto Rico Hurricane Fiona is valid until September 20th, 2025. The file search fee waiver is valid until March 20th, 2024.

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2022 Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Severe Storms

Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Severe Storms (DR-4668)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency page for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community severe storms is valid until September 1th, 2025. The file search fee waiver is valid until March 1st, 2024.

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2022 Missouri Storms

Missouri Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-4665-MO)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency page for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of the Missouri storms is valid until August 7th, 2025. The file search fee waiver is valid until February 7th, 2024.

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2021-2022 Colorado Wildfires

Colorado Wildfires (4634-DR-CO)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency page for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of the Colorado wildfires is valid until December 30, 2024. The file search fee waiver is valid until June 30, 2023.  

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2020 Oregon Wildfires

Oregon Wildfires (DR-4562-OR)

Visit the Federal Emergency Management Agency page for more information. The passport application fee waiver for victims of the Oregon wildfires is valid until September 14, 2023. The file search fee waiver expired on March 14, 2022.  

How to Apply if you Qualify

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:

  • The name or description of the disaster that caused your loss 
  • The address of the residence where the loss occurred 
  • The approximate date when the loss occurred
  • Certification that replacement passport fees will not be reimbursed by other sources, such as a homeowner's insurance policy

Note: you don't need to submit certification letters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency when applying for your replacement passport. 

Submit your Application

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.