A damaged passport cannot be renewed. Therefore, you have to apply for a new United States passport. If you have a damaged passport, please go to the page entitled, "New U.S. Passport" on our menu and follow those instructions.
If you had your passport stolen or if you lost it, you also must apply for a new one. Please go to the page entitled, "New U.S. Passport" on our menu and follow those instructions. **The only added instruction for a lost or stolen passport is that you must fill out a form DS-64,in addition to form DS-11 and all of the other requirements for a new passport. Fill out as much of the passport information as you can on the DS-64, and answer all of the other questions in detail.(Click here to print out a DS-64.)(Click here to print out a DS-11.) You must fill out these forms online and then print them out and sign them.
NOTE: Passport applications must be filled out online
and then printed out and signed. Please do not forget to sign it!
Notices about lost or stolen passports:
The information you provide on the DS-64, "Statement Regarding a Lost or Stolen Passport" will be entered into the U.S. Department of State's Consular Lost/Stolen Passport system.
Passports reported lost or stolen are invalidated and can no longer be used for travel.
If you recover the passport after you have reported it lost or stolen, please submit it to: U.S. Department of State, Passport Services, Consular Lost/Stolen Passport Section, 1111 19th Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20036.
When you submit it to the above address, if you request it they will cancel it and return it to you. If you do not request that it be returned to you, it will be destroyed.
Once a passport is reported lost or stolen, it cannot be re-validated.