Important Due to Covid-19, processing times for passports are taking longer than normal for both standard and expedited services.

I lost my sons U.S passport and visa - how to get them back asap?

Question: I lost my son's U.S passport and visa in my recent trip back from India. I didn't find it at the lost and found at the airport. I want to know how to get it back ASAP (in less than 2 weeks). Shirley

Answer: Unless you know where they are, there is no way to recover them. Your son must apply for a new passport and a new visa.

There are only two ways to get a passport and visa in less than two weeks. One, you can visit the nearest regional passport agency to get your son's U.S. passport and then visit the nearest embassy or consulate for the country he plans to visit. Two, you can authorize a professional expediting service to get both the passport and visa for you.

To apply yourself, click the links below.

Apply for New Passport

Regional Passport Agency List

Travel Visas

To apply through an expediter, click the link below.

Expedite U.S. Passport and Travel Visa

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High demand and mailing delays are impacting how long it takes to get a passport.

  • Standard service is currently taking between 8 and 11 weeks.
  • Expedited service is currently taking between 5 to 7 weeks.

NOTE: Processing times begin when applications are received at a passport agency or center. Requesting 1-2-day mailing service is recommended.

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More Passport & Travel Information

Getting a Passport Expedited at a Post Office
Requesting express service at post offices and other facilities that accept application forms from U.S. citizens.

Applying at a Regional Passport Agency
Where processing centers are located. How to schedule an appointment. What documents to take with you.

Using a Registered Courier Service
How to pick a legitimate courier service company to assist in getting your passport quickly.

Routine vs. Expedited Passport Service: How to Choose
Guide to help you decide if standard or fast track processing is the best option for your situation.

How to Renew a U.S. Passport Fast
Learn to expedite passport renewals as quickly as the same day. Where and how to renew passport in a hurry.

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