Learn about the DS-64 Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport below.
It can be a devastating experience if your U.S. passport is lost or stolen. In the event your passport is lost or stolen, you must report it to the U.S. Department of State right away.
The easiest way to do that is by submitting the DS-64 Passport Form.
DS-64 Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport
Generally, American citizens cannot have more than one U.S. passport at a time. When you’re applying for a replacement passport, you need to let the U.S. Department of State know why you cannot submit your old passport. You would normally do so in a renewal passport application.
The Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport Book and/or Card (Form DS-64) informs the Passport Acceptance Facility about the exact circumstances of your lost or stolen U.S. passport.
Also, you may report a lost or stolen passport by phone at 877-487-2778.
What happens if I found my lost passport?
Finding your lost or stolen passport after reporting it will not do you any good.
In other words, you will not be able to process a passport renewal if you reported your passport as lost or stolen. Your old passport is now invalid.
Subsequently, you must apply for a new passport.
NOTE: Moreover, if you try to use an invalid passport (due to the DS-64 Passport Form) to travel abroad, you will definitely run into some issues.
How do I submit the DS-64 passport form?
To apply for a new passport book and/or card, please submit the DS-64 with your DS-11 new passport application to a passport acceptance facility, regional passport agency, or U.S. embassy or consulate abroad.
Also, you may click the link to download the Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen U.S. Passport Book and/or Card (Form DS-64) online.
NOTE: If you plan to submit the DS-64 passport form without a new DS-11 passport application, you must provide a copy of your driver’s license or ID.