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This page provides information about how you can request your valid, unexpired passport if you surrendered it, or gave it up, to a court or law enforcement agency.
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:
You may submit your documents in one of three ways:
U.S. Department of State
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1234
Sterling, VA 20166-1227
If you've already submitted your documents, email PPTReturnRequests@state.gov for a status update.