There are few things more stressful than discovering you’ve lost your passport when you have a trip planned in the near future.  First, take a deep breath and RELAX…if you’ve got more than 24 hours before your plane leaves, you can replace a lost passport in time. We will guide you through the steps so you know how to replace a lost passport fast.

How to Replace a Lost Passport

You have a few options to replace a lost passport. How fast do you need a new passport? If you are not traveling soon, you can visit your local post office or county clerk for routine processing. Typical routine processing is 4-6 weeks. If you need your replacement passport sooner, you will need to expedite.

Expedited Processing for a Lost Passport

Step 1: Contact a passport expediting service or make an appointment at a Regional Passport Agency.

Step 2: If you are using a private expediting service, they will help you with the required documents. RushMyPassport can help you make sure the replacement passport is in your hands as fast as you need it.

Step 3. If you are going to the Regional Passport Agency and you can get an appointment, make sure you have the required documents.

Routine Processing for a Lost Passport

Step 1: Report your lost passport. You can do this over the phone by calling 1-877-487-2778 or by filling out Form DS-64 . Once you report the passport lost, the government cancels it and it can’t be re-validated. You might want to make one more final search for it before you have it canceled.

Step 2: Apply for a new passport in person. You’ll need to fill out Form DS-64 and Form DS-11.  Also, bring valid photo identification and proof of US citizenship.

Step 3: Wait for your new passport to arrive. Currently, regular passport applications are being processed within 4-6 weeks, while expedited passports take 2-3 weeks.

RushMyPassport Lost Passport Service

We help thousands of travelers every month get their passports as fast as they need it. If you need a replacement passport because your passport is lost, stolen, damaged, or expired- we can help. Call us today and we can guide you to understand the best processing option for your needs. Don’t let your missing passport cost you your upcoming trip. Travel right away with your new replacement passport!