Lost or stolen passports
If your passport is lost or stolen you must report it to the State Department right away. How you replace it depends on if you are inside or outside the U.S.
How to report your lost or stolen passport
- Online: Use the online tool to submit Form DS-64 online.
- By phone: Call toll-free 1-877-487-2778 (TTY 1-888-874-7793).
- By mail: Use Form DS-64 and mail it to the address on the form.
Once you have reported your passport lost or stolen, the State Department invalidates it. You cannot use it if you find it.
How to replace your lost or stolen passport
If you are in the U.S. and your passport is lost or stolen, you must use Form DS-11 to apply for a new passport in person. Follow the guidance from the State Department, which is based on how quickly you need your new passport.
If you are outside the U.S., contact your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate to replace your lost or stolen passport.
What to do if you find someone else’s lost passport
If you find a U.S. passport in the U.S., mail the passport to:
U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227
If you find a U.S. passport while abroad, return the passport to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.
If you find a foreign passport in the U.S., return the passport to the issuing country's embassy or consulate.
LAST UPDATED: June 1, 2023
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