How to Renew a Lost Passport

how to renew a lost passportMany travelers realize at the last minute that their passport is missing. What do you do if you need to replace or renew your lost passport? We can help explain your options to replace or renew a lost passport as quickly or as cheaply as possible.

How to Renew a Lost Passport

In order to renew a passport, you will need to have your passport. If your passport is lost, stolen, or missing, you cannot replace it. You will need to apply for a replacement passport. In fact, the only applicant’s that are eligible for a passport renewal will need to have their passport less than 5 years expired, undamaged, and the passport must be a 10-year passport issued when the applicant was 16 or older. If this is not you, you will need to apply for a new passport. If you are trying to find out how to renew a lost passport, you should apply for a replacement passport.

How to Replace a Lost Passport ASAP

Traveling soon and need to get a replacement passport fast? If you need to renew a lost passport, replace a missing passport, or get a regular passport renewal as quickly as possible- we have you covered. You can expedite your passport service through the post office for 2-3 week service for an additional $60. Please contact your local post office for an appointment. If you need emergency service even faster than the post office, please contact a Regional Passport Agency near you. If you don’t live near an agency or cannot get an appointment, your best choice is a registered passport expediting service. Click here to find out more about the options for you. You can use a¬†registered passport expediting service to get your passport as fast as 24 hours. However, additional service fees will apply.

How to Replace a Lost Passport Cheaply

Looking to replace your missing passport as cheaply as possible? Visit your local acceptance agent for routine processing. You will not pay any additional fees for routine service to replace a lost passport cheaply. You will only pay the normal government fees. Processing times are 4-6 weeks or longer.


There are many options to renew a passport, replace a missing passport, or simply get a passport for the first time. We are here to help if you still have questions. Fill out our ‘Ask the Passport Professionals‘ contact form and we will get back to you right away!




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