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I found a US Passport and want to know where to send it?

by Bibhas
(Torrance, CA 90501)

Question: I found one US passport on the road (Near Del Amo shopping mall in Torrance, CA) on 26th Nov 2010 with semi damaged condition and do not know whom should I handover.


I contacted USPS first and they replied to contact National Passport Information Center.

If you will let me know, then I will send accordingly.

Answer: Please send the passport in a sturdy envelope to the address below.

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

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Found passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Passport was found on the street in Windsor Connecticut. Where should it be turned in to?

Answer: Hello. Please mail the passport in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found U.S. passport
by: Serina Yahraus

Question: I found a passport in Santa Barbara, California while walking down the harbor and was wondering where it is that I should turn it into or what I need to do to get a returned safely to its owner. Thank you very much for your help.

Answer: Hello, please send the passport in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found passport issued from Mexico
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a passport issued from Mexico that was found in a storage unit and I want to know where to send it.

Answer: You may contact the Embassy of Mexico to find out where to mail the passport.

I found Nine diplomat passports
by: Michael Calavano

Question: Hi, I found Diplomatic passports. I gave it to Pennsylvania state trooper police did I do the right thing?

Answer: You did the right thing surrendering the passports to the authorities.

Found NFL Bag with passport and other things
by: Anonymous

I found an NFL bag that contains a passport at the airport you will need to tell me your name and the team on the NFL Bag to recover.

Indian passport being sent to U.S. Department of state
by: Anonymous

Question: FedEx had mistakenly sent our Indian passports to U.S. Department of State as we had left it in their premises.

We have tried all different numbers and contacted US Department of State. We could not get any help so far.

We do not want to report this as lost because we exactly know where the passport is.

Please let us know how to retrieve those passports.

Answer: Unfortunately, we do not know what needs to be done in this situation. You may need to contact the Indian Embassy or Consulate to see if they can do something about the situation.

Found Indian passport
by: Jennifer

Question: I found an Indian passport this morning in the grass while walking my dog.

I’m in Atlanta—should I just drop it off at the local Indian Consulate?

Answer: Yes, please do.

Found Passport Card
by: Anonymous

Question: My uncle and I found a passport card while walking on a trail and I would like to know where to send it

Answer: Please mail the passport and ticket in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found 2 Argentian passports
by: Anonymous

Question: Found 2 passports in Las Vegas, 2 passports from the same family.

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Argentina regarding those passports.

Found german driver's license
by: Anonymous

Question: Found a German driver's license in a new Dickies wallet at Walmart. What do I do with it?

Answer: Kindly contact the German Embassy regarding the ID you found. They should be able to tell you what to do with it.

El Salvadorian US Passports
by: Tony

Question: Found 4 US Passports in my garden hidden in bushes while watering plants. Looks like it's been there for sometime, still in good condition and unexpired. Should I take it to the local authorities or post office?

Answer: Please contact the U.S. Embassy in La Libertad about those passports. Thank you!

I found a U.S. passport
by: markquin

Question: I found a U.S. passport here in Cebu City, Philippines.

Answer: Please take the passport to the U.S. Consular Agency located at the ground floor of the Waterfront Hotel, Lahug. Their contact number is (032) 231-1261.

What do I do?
by: Anonymous

Question: My mom found a good condition passport with a plane ticket inside a purse she was buying. What do I do?

Answer: Hello, please mail the passport and ticket in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found passport card outside of Plaza Bonita Mall
by: Anonymous

Question: Card is cracked almost in half but has a clear protective sleeve. I couldn't find the person on social media so I came here. The card was found in Chula Vista, CA. Where should I send this card to? Back to owner?

Answer: Please send the passport in a sturdy envelope to the address below:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found a Peruvian passport in Sterling
by: Stephanie

Question: I found a lost Peruvian passport and would like to know. Who should I send it to?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Peru for the address to mail the lost passport to.

Found A Passport
by: M Fletcher

Question: I found a passport where I work in New Haven at 1 Church Street, New Haven, Connecticut on January 24 and want to know where to send it.

Answer: Please mail the passport in a sturdy envelope to:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

My son & I found a U.S. Passport Card
by: Dominick M. P

Question: We found a U.S. Passport card in the middle of the street on Jamaica Ave off 111th street on Sunday 11/04 around 6:05 pm. We'd like to know where to send this to?

Answer: Please send the passport in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Lost passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a US passport in Guangzhou China belonging to James Hudson. What do I do with it?

Answer: Please drop the passport off at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou.

Found a passport in McLean, VA
by: Anonymous

Question: Do I have to write my own address for mailing a lost passport?

Answer: You should not have to. Please mail the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found a passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Found a passport behind Snapper Jacks by the Collage Ventura. I work next to Snapper Jacks.

Answer: Please mail the passport in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found US passport card
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a US passport card in AZ. Where can I send it?

Answer: Please mail the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Passport photographed
by: Anonymous

Question: An airport personnel (who is not a immigration officer) in Dubai airport (while transit to United States) took a picture of my passport on her personal cell phone during security check. Where should I report this incident. Can I report this as stolen identity?

Answer: If you can provide proof that your identity was stolen, you may report it as such. If not, you can still report the incident as it happened to the airport authorities.

Found a Lost Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I'm a bar manager and have over 15 passports in our safe. I want to mail them out to the address on the this page, but need to know if we have to pay the postage? Thanks.

Answer: Yes, you need to pay postage but you can mail all passports in one packet.

Did you get my passport ?
by: Kumar

Question: Hi. How can I find out if someone found my lost passport and returned it to CLASP? Thanks.

Answer: You may call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778 for assistance.

Found a passport where do I send it ?
by: Pranai

Question: On last Tuesday I found a lady's black wallet and a passport on the Lafayette Street, NY). Looks like someone left with no cash in. Where do I send it?

Answer: Please mail the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Mailed Letters to CLASP
by: Matilda

Question: I have mailed 4 letters to the CLASP address trying to retrieve my passport but I haven’t heard from no one. Meanwhile all these mailed letters needed to be signed for. How do I get a response from CLASP since there is no phone number to call according to customer service. Thanks.

Answer: According to the State Department's website, the phone number for CLASP is the following:

Phone: (202) 485-6550
Fax: (202) 485-6555

Found my passport
by: Joseph FR

Question: I started to report my passport lost but now I want to report that I found it.

Answer: Once reported lost, a passport is already invalidated and can no longer be used for travel even if it is found. You can keep that as a memento and apply for a new passport for travel.

Found Passport
by: Amanda

Question: How can I return a found passport for "European Union" Ireland?

I have another passport for Centroamerica Honduras.

Please advise where these can be mailed.

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of Ireland and the Embassy of Honduras to find out where you can send those passports.

I called customer service
by: Matilda

Question: I called customer service and they told me they don't deal with foreign passports. Meanwhile post office is insisting they mailed it to CLASP so they should have it. Is there any other way you can help me to retrieve my passport please?

Answer: You might try to contact the embassy of your home country so they can assist you in contacting the appropriate office to retrieve your passport. If they do not have the capacity to do this, they can at least assist you in getting a new passport or emergency travel document.

Found passport
by: Ellie E

Question: I found a U.S. passport belonging to a Mr. E. L. Rodriguez in Ajijic, Mexico.

Answer: We edited your phone number out for your security. Please mail the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Thank you!

Lost foreign passport
by: Matilda

Question: My foreign passport was lost in the mail and the U.S. post office mailed it to clasp because it didn't have a return address. How do I locate my passport?

Answer: Please call customer service at 1-877-487-2778.


Found a passport in public
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a lost passport from China, where can I send it?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of the People's Republic of China to find out where to send the passport.

Found passports
by: Debbie Phipps

Question: My husband found 2 U.S. passports that seem to be in very good condition. I would like it very much if the owner of these passports could get them back. Where do I send them to?

Answer: Please send the passports to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Thank you!

Lost and found Australian passport
by: RFTA, Aspen

Question: I found an Australian passport, how do I get it back to the rightful owner?

Answer: Please contact the Australian Embassy for assistance.

I found a French Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a French aassport in CA, USA and I'm not sure what to do with it but I want to get it back to the owner.

Answer: Please contact the French Consulate General in San Francisco or Los Angeles to see if you can send the passport to them.

found Republic of Rwanda passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a Republic of Rwanda passport on our property in Folsom, CA 95630. Where should I send it?

Answer: Please contact the Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda:

1875 Connecticut Ave NW #540,
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 232-2882
info@rwandaembassy.org

Found in CA
by: Anonymous

Question: To which address do I send a passport found in South Lake Tahoe, CA?

Answer: Please mail the found passport in a sturdy envelope, to:

ATTN: CLASP
U.S. Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE
4th Floor
1150 Passport Services PL
Dulles, VA 20189-1150

Found a US passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Hi. I found this U.S. passport in London, UK. Should I send it to the U.S. embassy based in London or should I mail it somewhere in the U.S? If so, where? Thanks.

Answer: Please mail the found passport in a sturdy envelope to:

ATTN: CLASP
U.S. Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE
4th Floor
1150 Passport Services PL
Dulles, VA 20189-1150

Found a U.S. passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a U.S. passport in Canada, where should I mail it to?

Answer: Please send the passport in a sturdy envelope to the address below:

ATTN: CLASP
U.S. Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE
4th Floor
1150 Passport Services PL
Dulles, VA 20189-1150

Lost and Found Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a lost passport on 38th and Walnut Kansas City.

Answer: Please mail the passport in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found passport
by: CJ

Question: I work in a Casino in Illinois and take care of the lost and found. I currently have a passport that was left in a hotel room. The guest lives in Louisiana. Where should i send the passport to?

Answer: Please mail the passport in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a lost passport card at my job. I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma. May I have the address that I need to send it to?

Answer: Please send the passport card in a sturdy envelope to the following address:

U.S. Department of State
Consular Lost and Stolen Passport Unit (CLASP)
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
PO Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

US Passport Card
by: Sai Raj Kappari

Question: Dear U.S. Passport Service,

I found a USA Passport card under my seat of my lyft ride last night and I would like to return it to the concerned person. Can I submit the card to the local police station or do you want me to mail to the address you mentioned?

Thank you

Answer: You might first contact Lyft to see if they can contact the individual and inform them of the passport you found. If that is not possible, please mail the passport to the address listed on our website.

I found a passport
by: Anonymous

Comment: I found a passport at the Oregon Humane Society.

Response: Please mail the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227


I found a passport
by: Anonymous

Comment: A passport was found in our parking lot. I did a search and didn't find the owner.

Response: Please send the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

found passport card
by: Anonymous

Comment: Found passport in Grafton, Ma., near Koopman Lumber. It is in the Treasures Store for safe keeping.

Response: Thank you for contacting us. The person (name removed for privacy) has been contacted concerning the passport.

Found Espana Passport
by: Eric S

Question: Hi. While working at my hotel, I found a guest's passport. It is registered for the Union Europa Espana, and I am not sure where/what should be done with it.

Answer: We recommend you contact the Embassy of Spain about the passport.

How to get passport back
by: Jennifer

Question: Someone found my passport and mailed it to the passport office as directed here. How do I get my passport back now?

Answer: Please call 1-877-487-2778 to speak with a customer service representative.

Thanks
by: Ash Ian

I asked around my job if it belonged to anyone. I mailed it once I got off work. Thank you.

Found passport
by: Ash Ian

Question: I found a U.S. passport on the ground and want to know where to send it to, since there is no address or phone # I can contact the owner of on it. Thanks

Answer: You can send the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found passport
by: Anonymous

Question: Found passport in San Jose, CA. Where do I send it so it gets forwarded to owner?

Answer: You can send the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found a passport need to turn it in.
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a passport and social security card. in a purse in a thrift store. where do I send it.

Answer: You can send the passport to the following address:

ATTN: Clasp
US Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE/CP
44132 Mercure Circle
P.O. Box 1227
Sterling, VA 20166-1227

Found my lost Passport
by: Bren

Question: I recently left my passport on board a flight. I reported it to the airline. As I didn't hear from them in the first week I reported my passport as lost and have applied for a new one. The airline then sent me my original passport. I would like to know where to send it to ensure that it does not go against my multiple lost products. Can I get confirmation that it has been received? Any help is appreciated.

Answer: Passports that are reported as lost are immediately cancelled. You can either keep the passport as a momento or mail it in for destruction. If you want a record, you can request Signiture Confirmation via USPS.

found passport
by: Anonymous

Question: I found a passport in abington mass 02351 on brockton ave (route 123). Your surname is [Name removed by editor]. I'm m not sure what other information to put on here because I don't want to give out to much of this persons info.

Answer: The passport should be sent to the address listed on this web page.

I've Found a US Passport
by: Peter in London England

Question: I found a US Passport in the street in London, called the persons emergency number and was told in no uncertain terms to go away and stop being a liar.

I was hurt that I made an effort to call from the UK on my home phone to the US and treated like that.

Where do I send this passport too.

Thanks

Answer: Sorry to hear you were treated so rudely when attempting to do a good deed. Hope that doesn't deter you from doing good in the future.

The only address we have is the DC address on this page. You might try contacting the U.S. Embassy in London for help.

Found Passport
by: JOLENE

Question: I have a passport that was found and I live in Minnesota. Where can I return this so it gets in the proper hands?

Answer: Please mail found passport, using a sturdy envelope, to the following address:

ATTN: CLASP
U.S. Department of State
CA/PPT/S/L/LE
4th Floor
1150 Passport Services PL
Dulles, VA 20189-1150

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