To replace a lost or stolen passport, you must submit Form DS-11 in person. You may be eligible to make an appointment to apply in person at a passport agency or center to replace your passport.
Obtain a New Passport
Since your passport is missing, you can't renew by mail. You have to apply in person and go through the same process as a first-time applicant. This includes filling out form DS-11, presenting proof of identification and citizenship, providing a photo and paying a fee.
Yes, but the passport must have been issued within the last 15 years. In addition, you must have the passport in your possession, it cannot be damaged, you must have been age 16 or older when the passport was issued, and it must have been issued in your current name or you must show legal proof of your name change.
If you're renewing or replacing a passport
You must bring your old passport to the Post Office if you still have it. If you've changed your name, you'll also need to bring proof of your new name (like a marriage certificate).
How long does it take to replace a lost passport? Standard processing is estimated to take up to 6 weeks. Expedited service usually takes 2-3 weeks. Applications submitted at a regional agency are usually processed the same day.
You can apply online for a replacement passport. However this could take up to three weeks, which isn't very useful if you are heading on your trip before then. If you are looking to replace a lost or stolen passport (rather than renew one), you need to use a passport Fast Track Service. This takes around a week.
If Royal Mail has lost a document like a passport or driving licence. Contact the organisation that issued the document as soon as possible. For example, if Royal Mail lost your passport you should contact the Home Office on GOV.UK. Ask the organisation to cancel the document.
We tell customers to report their lost and stolen passports on GOV.UK. In special cases, we will ask the customer to fill in a paper form (LS01). For example, if an LSR team examiner cannot progress an online report, they may ask the customer to fill in an LS01 form.
Passports cannot be renewed. Once the validity period of a passport expires you will have to submit a new application for a passport. Passports must be valid for at least 30 days after the intended date of departure.
Best way to apply for your passport
If you need to submit extra documents, the ten days processing time starts when we receive them. If you have already submitted a paper application, you cannot apply online. Passport Online is the fastest way to apply for or renew your passport.
So what happens when you renew or update your existing passport details? Your passport number will change, as the number is allocated to the passport rather than the person, when every single document is produced.
How long does a passport renewal take? The actual process of filling out the form online should take you no more than 20 minutes. Once you've submitted all your information – provided there's no mistakes – your passport should be with you within 3 weeks.
The State Department estimates a passport takes four to six weeks to process from the time you turn in your application (including the time it takes to mail it back to you), so leave plenty of time, especially in spring, when many people are preparing for the busy summer travel season.
How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Passport. To replace a lost or stolen passport, you must submit Form DS-11 in person. You may be eligible to make an appointment to apply in person at a passport agency or center to replace your passport.
It costs £75.50 to renew or replace your passport if you apply online or £85 if you fill in a paper form. You must be aged 16 or over (or turning 16 in the next 3 weeks) to get an adult passport.
Your new passport is delivered to your home within 1 week of your appointment. Someone might need to be in to sign for it.
Since April 2021, HM Passport Office has been advising people to allow up to ten weeks when applying for their British passport. Between January and July 2022, 96.4% of applications from the UK were completed within 10 weeks.
Renewing Your Passport
Once you have cancelled your lost or stolen passport, you can renew.
You can either apply using the online premium service or the one week fast track service. The online option, which can only be used to renew an adult passport issued after 31 December 2001, costs £177 (or £187 for a 50-page frequent traveller passport).
It takes an average of three weeks to get your passport using this standard service, but it can take six weeks or longer during the peak summer months, so give yourself plenty of time before you plan to travel.