One of travelers’ biggest fears is losing their passport or having it stolen. Here’s what to do if this happens to you.
If you passport is lost or stolen while overseas, it’s important to deal with the situation immediately.
Report the incident as soon as possible to the local police and to the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
Consuls can issue you a replacement passport, sometimes even within 24 hours.
Try and keep a copy or digital scan of your passport in a safe place.
If your passport is lost or stolen while in the U.S. , report it to the Department of State immediately.
Then, you must file to replace your passport by completing the online form located at the Department of State’s Web site and then appearing in person at a passport agency to request a new passport.
One word of caution, this can be a lengthy process.
So please, don’t lose your passport.
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