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What to do if you've Lost your Passport

Losing anything can be stressful and frustrating, but losing something as important as a US issued ID can be so much worse. This Gizmo Guide is here to help guide you in the right direction in the event of passport damage or disappearance

Prerequisites: Must be a US Citizen and have possessed a passport before

Difficulty Level: Member • Nerd • Platypus

Estimated Time: A few hours (Depends on government facilities wait time)

Expected Outcome: You will be able to work through this process with a better understanding, and without wasting time

Tools Required: Evidence of citizenship and another government-issued, valid photo ID

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Steps to Perform 

  1. You must go in person to an acceptance facility or passport agency

  2. Fill out the lost passport form (DS-64)

  3. Fill out a new passport form (DS-11)

  4. Provide citizenship evidence (birth/naturalization certificate)

  5. A photocopy of that citizenship evidence

  6. Your current ID (drivers license or similar)

  7. A photocopy of your current ID

  8. A photo for your passport (some places will take your picture there)

  9. Any associated fees for the process


The original guidelines for this process (given by the government) can be found HERE