DS 64 Lost or Stolen Passport Replacement Application Form
What is the DS-64 Application for Lost or Stolen Passport? Whatever the reason for losing a passport, you must apply for a new one, and the process must begin. Before starting the application process, the old one must be reported stolen or lost. The first step is to fill out Form DS-64.
Form DS-64 will provide all the necessary information to the State’s Department to stop anyone from using the lost passport. In addition to Form DS-64, complete Form DS-11 as well. Download both forms and fill them out using a black ink pen.
Once you submit your DS-64 application, your current passport is invalid, and the information is reported worldwide. Therefore, if you find the missing passport, it will be invalid and can no longer use for traveling purposes.
Download the interactive PDF DS64, which can be completed on your computer here.
DS-64 Lost or Stolen Passport a Step-by-Step Guide
Form DS-64 Identifying Information:
For this section of the DS-64, you will see there are two sections: U.S. Passport Book and U.S. Passport Card. You will need to select if either is lost or stolen here. For the Identifying Information, you must print the information clearly and use black ink on the white area only. Complete all areas. If you do not have an email, indicate “none” in that box. If you prefer they call your cell number, use it for both home and work.
|Passport Book or Card Status||Required – Select the documents (or documents) that you are reporting as their status.|
|Has Your Name Changed||If “Yes,” state the name in which your lost or stolen passport was issued. If no, just “No.”|
|Sex, DOB, Place of Birth, and Social Security Number||All of the following is necessary if you are doing a place of birth. List the City & State if it is in the United States or City and Country.|
|Current Address||Required – Your full address to communicate with the government.|
|Telephone Number||Required – Your telephone number for communicating if the government is looking to speak with you directly.|
|Alternative Telephone Number & email Address||Both Alternative Telephone Number and email address is not required.|
Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport Book/Card Information:
The middle section deals with the circumstances of the lost or stolen passport. It will enable the State Department to alert appropriate people who will reduce the risk of identity theft quickly. Put down as many details as you can in this section. You will note that it calls for the passport number. It is a good practice to keep this information safely in a spot that is separate from where you keep your passport, such as a computer file. Often people misplace their documents because they use it infrequently. It will enable the quicker recovery.
By using Yes, or No, explain in detail how you lose your passport book or card. “Yes” or “No” if you submit a police report. Explain where the robbery or missing happened with address and details if this happened outside the United States. Write the city and country you lose your passport or card. You must add the date (MM/DD/YYYY). If unknown, when was the last time you remember it in your possession?
|Are you submitting this passport form in connection with a passport for a new U.S. passport book and card?|
|Explain how your U.S. passport book was stolen or lost and Did you file a police report?|
|Explain where the loss or theft occurred.|
|On what date was your United States passport book/card lost or stolen?|
|List your lost or stolen United States Passport Book OR Card number and issue date (MM/DD/YYYY)||Here you will need to give then details about your lost passport book or card with the number and issue date.|
|Have you had any other United States passport book/card lost or stolen?||This section has a couple of required information you will need to fill out if you answer “Yes,” How many times? What approximate time frame, and Did you file a police report?|
FORM DS-64 – Sign and Date the Application Section:
The bottom signatory section allows for two signatures. It is for parents of a minor who is replacing a passport. In this case, BOTH parents must sign.
Requirements for Lost or Stolen Passport
- Filled out form DS-64
- Signature of the owner of the passport
- Both parents signature if the document is for a minor under the age of 16
- If you submit the form without a request for a new passport, you must provide a copy of a government-issued photo ID such as a drivers license or state issued ID card.
Mail this to:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
44132 MERCURE CIR.
P.O. BOX 1227
STERLING VIRGINIA 20166-1227
Common Questions and Answers for DS-64 for Lost or Stolen Passport
How long does it take to process application DS64?
Instead of filling out this application you can also call the State Department and report the stolen passport. If you wish to file the regular DS-64 form, the processing time for application form DS-64 takes about 4 to 6 weeks.
Question: I had a passport issued in August or Sept 2001. I lost it in a hurricane flood in 2005. I never needed to use one since then, but want to renew. The rules say if it’s been 15 years, I don’t apply for a lost one but a NEW one. Do I still need to use form DS-64 in my application for a new one?
Answer: Yes! It is best that you report the passport as lost or stolen using the DS-64 Application. You would need to apply for a new one using the DS-11 application form.
Question: I need a DS-64 to fill out to accompany my new application for a Passport. My old passport was issued back in 1982 and is missing.
Answer: Because your passport expired in 1992, you do not need to report it as lost or stolen. Do not use DS-64, instead, use DS-11 form.
Question: Hi, I submitted a DS-64 application online for my lost passport but then found it. I sent it today, can I cancel it before processing? I am going to call and go to the passport agency tomorrow but want confirmation to know my passport will be valid while I travel.
Answer: Once you have submitted the DS-64 form you will no longer be able to use this application and would need to apply for a new passport using the DS-11 form application form. It is not possible to stop the processing of the DS-64 since it was recorded in the database of lost and stolen passport.
Question: I misplaced my passport and will be requesting a new one, but I have also changed my last name since losing the passport. Can the replacement have my new name on it? I gather I will need the DS-11 and DS-64 forms. Is there another form I need to change my name if I have already legally changed it with Social Security?