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Regarding replacing a lost passport in Italy earlier this year

by Brett
(Deerfield, Il)

Question: I lost my passport while studying abroad in Italy earlier this year. I was given a temporary one and paid $100 at the US consulate with the understanding that I would not have to pay for a permanent one once I arrived back in the US.

I have since misplaced the documentation regarding this issue and would like to obtain a new passport. How should I handle this?

Answer: In order to replace an emergency, limited-validity passport without having to pay the application fees, you must meet two requirements.

1. You must apply to renew the limited-validity passport within one year of its issuance.

2. You must be able to submit the passport with your application.

Since the limited-validity passport was lost and you cannot submit it, then you will have to apply for a new passport using Form DS-11 and pay the appropriate fees. You also need to report the loss of the passport. For complete instructions, click the link below.

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