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What if I cannot locate my current valid passport?

by Debra
(Lorton, VA)

Question: I cannot find my physical passport, is there a way to locate it on file?

Answer: Lost passport replacement cannot be processed using only a copy. To replace a lost passport, you need to apply for a new passport by submitting Form DS-11 and all the supporting documentation that are required. This means that you will have to appear at a passport application acceptance facility. You can find one near you by clicking the link below.

Virginia Passport Offices

You should also report the lost passport to the State Department by completing Form DS-64, Statement Regarding Stolen or Lost Passport.

If you are in a hurry, you can request expedited service. There is an additional $60 fee for this service but your application will be processed in 2-3 weeks.

Lost passports can be replaced as quickly as the same day at a regional agency. If you need to obtain your passport in less than two weeks, click the link below.

Washington DC Passport Agency

Applicants who need to replace a lost passport fast but are unable to visit the regional agency themselves can request the services of a professional expediter. To learn more about this service, click the link below.

Replace Lost Passport Fast

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