This page provides information about how you can request your valid, unexpired U.S. passport if you surrendered it, or gave it up, to a court or law enforcement agency as part of a criminal matter before a U.S. court.
If your passport has been reported lost or stolen, we cannot return it to you.
We need a notarized letter from you requesting the return of your valid, unexpired passport. A notarized letter means that a notary public witnesses your signature and verifies your identity. The letter must include:
If you are currently under supervised release or probation (or have recently completed it), your probation officer must write a letter to us authorizing release of the passport to you. The letter must:
If you've already submitted your documents, email PPTReturnRequests@state.gov for a status update.