Lost the Passport Book But Have the Passport Card
If you lost the passport book but have the passport card, you will need to apply for a lost passport book replacement. Unfortunately the DS-82 Passport Renewal Form cannot be used to replace a lost passport book, even if you still have the passport card. The U.S. Department of State requires that a lost passport card or passport book be reported as soon as possible. If you think you lost your passport book or passport card, you need to report it. The same rules apply if it was stolen.
The passport card is only good for land and sea travel. If you have lost your passport book but you have your passport card, you can still use the card to travel via land and sea. If you have lost your passport card, but you have your passport book, you can still travel any way you’d like. The passport book is good for land, sea, and air travel.
Lost or stolen passports must be reported. You cannot renew your passport if it is missing. You will need to apply for a replacement lost or replacement stolen passport. Please follow the checklist for replacing your lost or stolen passport.
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