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How To Replace a Lost or Stolen Passport

Watch more Travel Tips videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to replace a lost or stolen passport with this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Report the missing passport Report your missing passport immediately. This is the crucial first step in replacing your lost or stolen passport. Call the National Passport Information Center at 1-877-487-2778. You will be asked to fill out the form "DS-64":, which will validate your claim. Tip If you are overseas and misplace your passport, contact the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Step 2: Fill out form DS-11 Begin the replacement process by completing the Application for Passport, Form "DS-11": This form can be found online by going to the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs website. Step 3: Turn in the form Print the DS-11 and take it to the nearest acceptance facility or passport agency. Do not sign the form until you are at the facility. Step 4: Bring identification Bring your DS-11, as well as a previously issued U.S. passport, a certified birth certificate, a naturalization certificate, certificate of citizenship, or current government-issued ID to the acceptance facility or passport agency Step 5: Photocopy the ID Photocopy both sides of your photo ID on an 8?-by-11-inch piece of paper, and bring that along with your other information. Step 6: Pay the fee Pay the passport fee. Fees are subject to change, but you can expect to pay at least $95, plus a $25 execution fee. Tip Call the facility to find out the acceptable methods of payment. Some accept credit cards and other don't. Step 7: Bring photos Bring two identical 2-by-2-inch color photographs of yourself. The guidelines are very strict, so it's best to have someone who takes passport photos do the job. Step 8: Wait for delivery Wait for your passport to be delivered to you in the mail and you'll be all set to globe trot again. Did You Know? The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative requires travelers to present a passport or other ID when entering the U.S.
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