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Lost or Stolen Passport

Requirements for Lost or Stolen Passport

Age 16 and Older (Previous passport issued more than 15 years ago)

Step 1 - Prepare Passport Application Documents

A) DS-64: Statement Regarding Lost or Stolen Passport

Print and complete 1 signed copy.

B) DS-11: Government Passport Application

DS-11 must be completed online using the government application form. Do not sign this form now; you will sign it in front of the Acceptance Agent (AA). You must print out 2 copies of the DS-11 form and leave 1 copy on the OUTSIDE of the sealed envelope.

C) One Passport Photo

The photo must be 2×2, color with a plain light or white background, and show a full front view of the face.

D) Proof of US Citizenship

Proof of citizenship must be an original or certified copy. The original document will be returned to you with your completed passport. No photocopies or notarized copies are accepted. Please provide one of the following:

  • Official Birth Certificate (if born in the US), OR
  • Most Recent Passport, OR
  • Naturalization Certificate (for US citizens through naturalization), OR
  • Certificate of Citizenship (if born abroad to US parents)
E) Proof of Identity

A valid driver’s license or state ID. Please make a clear photocopy of your driver’s license or State ID.
Applicants aged 16 or 17 without a valid 6-month-old driver’s license, can have a parent co-sign the application. In this case, a birth certificate proving parental relationship is required for the application.

F) Letter of Authorization

Fill out, sign then print 2 copies of this form authorizing DC DAATS to handle your passport service request.

G) Travel Evidence

Please provide two copies of one of the following:

  • Copy of plane ticket showing foreign departure, OR
  • Copy of travel itinerary (from airline or travel agency with applicant’s name, travel date, and flight info)
H) Government Fee & Expedite Mailing Fee

$190.00 + $19.53, a total of $209.53 payable to the U.S. Department of State

I) DC DAATS Fee Charges

Payable to DC DAATS by check, money order, or credit card during checkout

  • $250 – Rush 5-7 Business Days

Step 2 - Fill Out the DCDAATS Online Order Form

All applicants must complete and submit the Online Order Form. After submitting the order form please print a copy of the “confirmation page” and send it to us along with the rest of the documents listed above.

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Step 3 - Get Application Authorized

All First Time or New Applicants need to have their applications authorized by local government officials called Acceptance Agents (AA). You need to take with you all the documents listed above.

  • AAs are located in Post Offices and Courthouses around the country. Not every Post Office or Courthouse has an AA, and hours vary. Click here to locate your closest AA.
  • The AA’s job is to witness the applicant sign the government form, check their ID, and seal some of the application materials into an envelope.
  • The AA should write the applicant’s name, departure date, and date of birth on the outside of the sealed envelope. If two or more applications are sealed in the same envelope, ensure that all applicant’s information is written on the outside of the sealed envelope.
  • Tell the AA that you are using DC DAATS to expedite the application. They must return the envelope to you. It is occasionally necessary to refer the AA to the Department of State’s “Hand Carrying of Executed Applications” policy, located on page 31 or 44 of their manual. If the agent refuses to return the envelope, call DC DAATS to have a representative assist you.

Step 4 - Ship Documents to DC DAATS

  • Be sure that you send the government sealed envelope and the rest of the documents, arranged as listed in step 1. Any discrepancy can delay processing.
  • The federal government requires that we submit your application within 5 business days of it having been sealed.
  • Include a copy of an unsigned DS-11 form and a completed Letter of Authorization along with the sealed envelope
  • Please send all the documents listed above to the following address:

    Address: 1201, 34th Street NW, Washington D.C. 20007
    Email: [email protected]
    Tel: (703) 843-4747

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